Governing Law and Regulations
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC)
Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oklahoma has adopted the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations with some exceptions that apply to intrastate farming. See the state section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and the national section IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.
Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contains certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for more information concerning these international directives. In addition, a growing number of states are regulating how products that contain certain hazardous chemicals being imported into their states must be labeled.
EPA regulates chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). TSCA governs the import and export of toxic chemicals from the United States, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). ...