Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Protection Division Hazardous Waste Compliance and Inspection Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oklahoma incorporates by reference the federal land disposal restrictions (LDRs), including the Phase IV federal LDRs and best demonstrated available technology (BDAT). Ohio has not adopted the following federal LDRs because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not delegated authority to states to implement these rules (OAC 252:205-3-2(j)):
—Case-by-case extensions (40 CFR 268.5)
—No-migration variances (40 CFR 268.6)
—Equivalent method variances (40 CFR 268.42(b))
—Exemption from a treatment standard (40 CFR 268.44)
See LDR Exceptions in the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for more information about these extensions and variances.
In addition, Oklahoma modifies the federal alternate treatment standards for lab packs in connection with D009.
• Administration and enforcement. Oklahoma's hazardous waste management program is authorized by EPA and administered by DEQ's Land Protection Division. However, when new regulations are issued under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA), EPA will administer these new regulations until the time that Oklahoma adopts an ...