Oregon Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and classification of hazardous waste: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-100-0002(1) and OAR 340-101-0001 to 340-101-0040

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State exclusions: OAR 340-101-0004

Regulatory Agency

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division Hazardous Waste Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oregon has adopted by reference the federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, including the federal conditional exclusion from the definition of solid waste for cathode-ray tubes. Although the state has adopted the federal rules "through June 30, 2015," the state has specifically not adopted several federal hazardous waste exclusions that were adopted under the federal rules by that date, such as that for carbon dioxide streams in geological sequestration activities. The state has adopted most but not all of the federal provisions for the management of solvent-contaminated wipes. In addition, Oregon modifies two other federal exclusions from the definitions of hazardous waste and solid waste.

Oregon also regulates certain additional wastes, including various residues, as state-only hazardous wastes. See the state section LISTED WASTES for more information.

Administration and enforcement. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Land Quality Division administers and enforces the hazardous waste identification and classification rules in Oregon.

State Requirements


OAR 340-101-0004

Solvent-contaminated wipes exclusion. Oregon adds "or labeled with equivalent wording describing the contents of the container and recognizing the exclusion" as an alternative to ...

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