Oregon Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste incineration rules: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-100-0002(1), OAR 340-104-0340, and OAR 340-104-0343

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Hazardous waste landfill rules: OAR 340-100-0002(1)

Land disposal restrictions: OAR 340-100-0002(1)

Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: OAR 340-100-0002(1), OAR 340-104-0220, and OAR 340-104-0228

Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: OAR 340-100-0002(1) and OAR 340-104-0276

Land disposal prohibition: OAR 340-104-0339

Electronics: Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 459.247 and ORS 459A.300 to 459A.365

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oregon has adopted by reference the federal hazardous waste disposal rules for facilities and added several more stringent rules in connection with surface impoundments, land treatment facilities, permits, and fees for hazardous waste disposal facilities. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) may also, at its discretion, prohibit the land disposal of any hazardous waste.

In addition, several more state provisions make Oregon's standards for land treatment facilities and hazardous waste incinerators more stringent than the federal rules. See the state sections INCINERATION OF WASTES, LAND TREATMENT, and TSDF PERMITS for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Hazardous Waste Program administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal rules in Oregon.

State Requirements


OAR 340-104-0220

Unlike the federal rules, Oregon ...

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