Oklahoma Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action rules for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management units, corrective action management units (CAMUs), temporary units (TUs), and staging piles: Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 252:205-3-2(f)

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Risk-based corrective action (RBCA) rules for underground storage tanks (USTs): OAC 165:29-3-71 to 165:29-3-83

Corrective action plan: OAC 165:29-3-75

Regulatory Agencies

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

Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) Petroleum Storage Tank Division

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 by reference the federal corrective action requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), and the federal rules (revised in 2002) for CAMUs, TUs, and staging piles. See the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION to review these rules.

Oklahoma bases its UST RBCA rules on the federal requirements, but adds a few more stringent provisions.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Land Protection Division administers and enforces the corrective action rules in Oklahoma for TSDFs. Corrective action requirements for USTs are administered and enforced by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

State Requirements


OAC 165:29-3-71 to 165:29-3-83

RBCA was originally designed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) to address sites contaminated by petroleum from USTs. RBCA is now used to address all types of contamination, including ...

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