Governing Law and Regulations
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 federal hazardous waste tank requirements, including the organic air emissions standards. The state also adopts by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Oklahoma as of September 15, 2018, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks.
• Administration and enforcement. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Land Protection Division administers and enforces the rules for hazardous waste tanks in Oklahoma.
TSDF PERMITS AND FEES
Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use tanks must comply with additional permit application requirements and facility siting requirements, as well as pay several state permit fees, including those in connection with the permit application, modification of the permit, and DEQ monitoring and inspection of the facility. The state’s more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
TANK RECYCLING STANDARDS
OAC 252:205-19-29 to 252:205-19-34
Facilities that receive tanks (or containers) from off-site for cleaning or reconditioning that meet the “empty” ...