Oregon Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Export and import of hazardous wastes: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-102-0050

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Phosphates: Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 468B.120 to 468B.135

Definition: ORS 468B.120

Phosphate ban: ORS 468B.130

Labeling: ORS 468B.130

Exceptions: ORS 468B.135

Regulatory Agencies

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oregon has adopted the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations, with additional reporting requirements. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and 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.

Certain states have implemented legislation banning specific products containing mercury aimed at reducing mercury in ...

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