Governing Law and Regulations
Oklahoma Environmental Quality Act, 27A Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (OSA) 1-2-101 (establishes the State Revolving Fund Program)
Oklahoma Hazardous Waste Management Act, 27A OSA 2-7-101
Oklahoma Hazardous Waste Fund Act, 27A OSA 2-7-301 and regulations at Oklahoma Administrative Code 252:205-23-1 to 252:205-23-4
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Protection Division (LPD)
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 Environmental Quality Act, Hazardous Waste Management Act, and the Oklahoma Hazardous Waste Fund Act provide funding for hazardous waste cleanup costs in the state. The federal Superfund program oversees the cleanup of sites listed on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Priority List (NPL). See the national section SUPERFUND for more information on the federal Superfund program.
Oklahoma's brownfields voluntary redevelopment program helps facilitate the redevelopment of contaminated industrial property. See the state section BROWNFIELDS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 6 office administers the federal Superfund responsibilities in the state under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) with assistance from DEQ's LPD.
DEQ's LPD identifies, investigates, designs, and conducts remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and conducts groundwater remediation where feasible, and acts in a support role to EPA and ...