Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste management law and rules: Oklahoma Hazardous Waste Management Act, 27A Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (OSA) 2-7-101 to 2.7-134; Hazardous Waste Fund Act, OSA 2-7-301 to 2-7-307; and regulations at Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 252:205
Solid (nonhazardous) waste law and rules: Oklahoma Solid Waste Management Act, 27A OSA 2-10-101 to 2-10-1001; Oklahoma Waste Tire Recycling Act, 27A OSA 2-11-401 to 2-11-401.7; and regulations at OAC 252:515
Underground storage tank (UST) law and rules: Oklahoma Storage Tank Regulation Act, 17 OSA 14.301 to 14.340; Oklahoma Petroleum Storage Tank Release Indemnity Program, 17 OSA 14.350 to 14.365, and regulations at OAC 165:25
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Protection Division
Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) Petroleum Storage Tank Division
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's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and underground storage tanks (USTs). Oklahoma has received RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization allows DEQ to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.
To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, a state's waste management rules must be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the federal RCRA rules. To maintain ...