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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Similar to the federal rules, Oklahoma includes biological monitoring methods as part of its state wastewater discharge permit program, including state individual and general permits, and permits under the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), known as the Ohio Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (OPDES) program in the state. The state has established rules for Field Laboratory Accreditation for labs that run pH, chlorine residual, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, or temperature. Rules that incorporate the requirements of The National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) Institute (TNI) that allow Oklahoma to be a part of TNI's National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program will be implemented in January 2016.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Water Quality Division administers and enforces the ...