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Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oklahoma's requirements concerning security for air toxics are covered in the accidental release prevention program, which follows the federal requirements and is implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). See the national section RISK MANAGEMENT for more information.
Oklahoma has incorporated by reference the federal rules for the security of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) in connection with facility security during the life of the TSDF and during a disposal facility's post-closure care period. Oklahoma also incorporates by reference the federal rules for storage of hazardous waste munitions and explosives. Similar to the federal rules for municipal solid waste landfill facilities, the owners and operators of solid waste disposal facilities must avoid unauthorized access with specific state requirements. The state rules for the storage of solid waste military munitions have incorporated by reference the federal rules.
State rules for pesticide management generally mirror federal regulations, with additional requirements for pesticide applicators. See the state section PESTICIDES for more information. The EPA will issue an alert to all pesticide industry organizations, facilities, and handlers as a precaution during a heightened state of security awareness. See the ...