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 adopts by reference the federal land treatment facility rules with the exception of the provisions relating to food-chain crops grown for human consumption. See the national section LAND TREATMENT for an explanation of the federal land treatment rules.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Land Quality Division administers and enforces the land treatment facility requirements in Oregon.
FOOD-CHAIN CROP PROHIBITION
Oregon has not adopted the federal rules set forth at 40 CFR 264.276 that allow the growth on a land treatment facility of food-chain crops intended for human consumption. However animal feed crops may be grown on a land treatment facility.