Oklahoma Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and classification of hazardous waste: Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 252:205-3-2(c)

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Listed waste F019: OAC 252:205-3-2(c)(2)

Solvent-contaminated wipes: OAC 252:205-3-2(c)

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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Oklahoma as of September 15, 2018. The state follows the federal requirements for making hazardous waste determinations. In connection with the federal exclusions for solid and/or hazardous waste, the state adopts almost all of them, including the conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid waste as they apply to cathode-ray tubes and solvent-contaminated wipes, the exclusion from the definition of solid waste for recycling certain hazardous secondary materials, and the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geologic sequestration activities. The state rules differ from the federal in connection with the description of listed waste F019, and the state does not adopt the conditional exclusion from the definition of hazardous waste concerning the disposal of solvent-contaminated wipes.

See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE DETERMINATION to review the federal rules.

Administration and enforcement. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Land Protection Division administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste determination rules.

State Requirements


OAC ...

Read more about Hazardous Waste Determination