Governing Law and Regulations
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division UST Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Oregon's underground storage tank (UST) program for petroleum and hazardous substances under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers the state program in lieu of the federal UST program. Oregon generally follows the federal UST regulations as revised in 2015, but the state program differs from the federal program in that a permit is required for each regulated UST. Oregon also requires secondary containment for all new and replacement tanks and piping and has delivery ...