Governing Law and Regulations
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division
Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) Public Health Division
Oregon Environmental Quality Commission (EQC)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has adopted solid waste requirements for the management, storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal of infectious (medical) waste. The state's public health regulations set forth similar and, in some cases additional requirements.
Oregon has not established regulations consistent with the federal guidelines for existing hospital, medical and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) because the state has received approval of a negative declaration confirming that no applicable sources exist in the state. See the state section INCINERATION OF ...