Governing Law and Regulations
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10
Oregon Department of the State Police Office of the State Fire Marshal Codes & Technical Services Unit
Local fire departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. 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. 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 delivery prohibition requirements that ...