Oklahoma RCRA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma RCRA: What you need to know

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

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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

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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Oklahoma RCRA Resources

Type Title
Forms Source Reduction strategy Manual
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