Oklahoma Universal Wastes regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oklahoma Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste management standards: Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 252:205-3-2(l)

Regulatory Agency
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Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Protection Division Hazardous Waste Compliance and Inspection Section

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oklahoma adopts by reference the federal regulations for universal wastes. In addition, the state's adoption of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Oklahoma as of September 15, 2018, affected the state's universal waste requirements primarily by changing the name of the smallest class of hazardous waste generator to "very small quantity generator" (VSQG).

Administration and enforcement. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Land Protection Division administers and enforces the rules for universal waste management in Oklahoma.

Guidance Document

For access to the Fluorescent Lamp and Ballast Recyclers document, click here.


For access to the Used Fluorescent Bulbs Notice and Commitment form, click here.

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