Oregon Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank requirements: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-100-0002(1)

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

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

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

Thermal treatment interim-status facility rules: OAR 340-100-0002(1)

Biological, physical, and chemical treatment rules: OAR 340-100-0002(1)

On-site generator treatment:

Compliance with federal rules: OAR 340-100-0002(1) and OAR 340-102-0034

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 the federal hazardous waste treatment rules for facilities and added several more stringent rules in connection with facility permits, fees, and the operation of land treatment facilities and hazardous waste incinerators.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Land Quality Division administers and enforces the hazardous waste treatment rules in Oregon.

State Requirements


Oregon's permit requirements for hazardous waste treatment facilities include the federal standards plus the state's additional rules in connection with the permit application process, permit conditions, permit modifications, and fees. See the state section TSDF PERMITS to review the permit application process and the various state fees.


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