Oklahoma Oil Spill Response regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Oil Spill Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Oil and gas operations: Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 165:10-7-5 amended

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Storage tanks: OAC 165:29-1-1 to 165:29-5-4

Gas pipelines: OAC 165:20-5-11

Regulatory Agencies

Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) Petroleum Storage Tank Division (PSTD)

OCC Oil and Gas Division

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6

TO REPORT A SPILLFOR RELEASES FROM PETROLEUM STORAGE TANKS:OCCOIL AND GAS DIVISION405-521-4683 OR 888-621-5878 (8 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M., MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) AND405-823-0994 (AFTER WORK HOURS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS)ALL OTHER RELEASES:DEQ800-522-0206

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oklahoma has stricter requirements than the federal requirements for reporting oil spills. The state has also incorporated by reference federal underground storage tank (UST) release reporting requirements for releases that cause a sheen on the water, underground releases, or any spill or overfill of more than 25 gallons (gal) of petroleum. See the national section OIL SPILL RESPONSE and the state sections ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS and UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for additional guidance.

Oklahoma generally follows federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan regulations. See the state section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for additional guidance. Also see the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION for additional reporting requirements for petroleum spills.

Administration and enforcement. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers and enforces state rules that apply to the release of refined petroleum products, such as gasoline or diesel ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements