Oklahoma Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste container management rules: Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 252:205-3-2(f) and OAC 252:205-3-2(g) (interim status)

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Empty container standards: OAC 252:205-3-2(c)

Federal organic air emissions standards: OAC 252:205-3-2(f) and OAC 252:205-3-2(g) (interim status)

Container recycling standards: OAC 252:205-19-29 to 252: 205-19-34

Regulatory Agency

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Protection Division Hazardous Waste Compliance and Inspection Section

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oklahoma adopts by reference the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including the federal empty container standards and organic air emissions standards. The state also adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Oklahoma as of September 15, 2018, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in containers.

Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use hazardous waste containers must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. Facilities that receive off-site containers for cleaning or conditioning must comply with specific state management rules.

Administration and enforcement. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Land Protection Division administers and enforces rules for hazardous waste containers in Oklahoma.

State Requirements


Owners and operators of hazardous waste TSDFs that use containers must comply with additional permit ...

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