Oregon Land Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon Land Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Land treatment rules: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-100-0002(1)

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Food-chain crop prohibition: OAR 340-104-0276

Regulatory Agency

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division Hazardous Waste Program

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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.

State Requirements

FOOD-CHAIN CROP PROHIBITION

OAR 340-104-0276

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.


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