General Water Quality (Oklahoma)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Oklahoma

Applies to States or Provinces Oklahoma
Name General Water Quality (Oklahoma)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Title 252, Chapter 611

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The purpose of this water quality rule is to protect, maintain and improve the quality of waters of the State. Any applicant for a federal license, permit or project to conduct any activity including but not limited to, the construction or operation of facilities, dredge or fill, or other activities, which may result in any discharge into, or pollution or alteration of the waters of the State of Oklahoma, shall first obtain a water quality certification from the DEQ.

The subchapter on groundwater pollution control states that any person proposing a remediation project relating to ground water or required to undertake such a project by the DEQ is required to obtain prior approval by the DEQ of a site assessment plan and remediation plan. Any discharge to waters of the state resulting from remediation of groundwater shall require an authorization or permit under the Oklahoma Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Act.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Kay Coffey
Department Environmental Quality
Division Water Quality

Phone 405-702-8145
Phone 2 1-800-569-1400


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Department of Environmental Quality Chapter 611
Date Effective 2011-07-01