Governing Law and Regulations
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division Hazardous Waste Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oregon has adopted by reference the federal regulations for universal waste. In addition, the Oregon universal waste rule is more stringent than the federal rule in that it includes regulation of off-site collection sites and pesticide collection facilities, with additional requirements for destination facilities.
• Administration and enforcement. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Land Quality Division administers and enforces the universal waste rule in Oregon.
OFF-SITE COLLECTION SITES
OAR 340-113-0020 and OAR 340-113-0040
Oregon defines an "off-site collection site" as a site that receives and accumulates universal waste from off-site (OAR 340-113-0020). The federal universal waste rules neither define this term nor provide regulation of such sites' activities. In Oregon, an off-site collection site is subject to regulation under the state universal waste rule if the site accumulates more than 1,000 kilograms (kg) of universal ...