Oregon Universal Wastes regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste rules: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-100-0002(1) and OAR 340-113-0000 to 340-113-0070

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Off-site collection sites:

Overview: OAR 340-113-0020 and OAR 340-113-0040

Notification: OAR 340-113-0040(2)

Accumulation time: OAR 340-113-0040(3)

Tracking shipments: OAR 340-113-0040(4)

Annual reports: OAR 340-113-0040(5)

Pesticide collection programs: OAR 340-113-0020 and OAR 340-113-0070

Destination facilities:

Definition of destination facility: OAR 340-113-0050(1)

Annual report: OAR 340-113-0050(2)

Regulatory Agency

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Land Quality Division Hazardous Waste Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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, including those for mercury-containing equipment that were added on August 5, 2005.

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. DEQ's Land Quality Division administers and enforces the universal waste rule in Oregon.

State Requirements

OFF-SITE COLLECTION SITES

Overview

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(4)). The federal 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 ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Guidance Documents
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