Governing Law and Regulations
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oregon has incorporated into its own regulations the federal rule that allows generators to file requests that a specific waste, generated at a specific site, be excluded from the hazardous waste management rules. Generators must follow federal requirements of 40 CFR 260.20 in drafting and submitting petitions. See the national section DELISTING PETITIONS for further guidance. Oregon has incorporated by reference the federal listed hazardous waste rules found at 40 CFR 261. Oregon adds a few state-only hazardous wastes. See the state section LISTED WASTES for more information on state listed wastes.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces the rules for hazardous waste delisting petitions in Oregon. The Department may grant a temporary exclusion before making a final decision if there is a substantial likelihood that an exclusion will be granted.