Governing Law and Regulations
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 incorporates by reference the federal hazardous waste regulations for generators and adds its own requirements regarding generator identification numbers, annual reports, on-site storage, waste reduction plans and reports, fees, conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs), and dry-cleaning facilities.
See the national section GENERATORS to review the federal generator standards.
• Administration and enforcement. The Land Quality Division of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers and enforces the rules for hazardous waste generators in Oregon.
In addition to following the federal rules for obtaining a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identification number, generators in Oregon must annually verify their registration information on a form provided by DEQ.