Oklahoma Hazardous Waste Management Act (Oklahoma)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Oklahoma|
|Name||Oklahoma Hazardous Waste Management Act (Oklahoma)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Program Administrator||Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality|
|Applicable Jurisdiction||Title 27A, Chapter 2, Article VII Part 1|
A hazardous waste facility permit from the Department of Environmental Quality is required to store, treat or dispose of hazardous waste materials, or to construct, own or operate any facility engaged in the operation of storing, treating or disposing of hazardous waste or storing recyclable materials. The Department shall not issue a permit for the treatment, disposal or temporary storage of any liquid hazardous waste in a surface impoundment that is not generated by the owners of the surface impoundment. Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, the disposal of any liquid hazardous waste in a landfill or in a surface impoundment is prohibited.
The practice of plowing hazardous waste into the soil surface for the purpose of disposal is prohibited, except unless authorized by a plan approved by the Department of Environmental Quality for biodegradable or inert material. In addition, the site used for such disposal must not be subject to flooding or extensive erosion.
|Contact Name||Scott Thompson|
|Department||Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality|
|Division||Land protection Division|
|Address||PO Box 1677, Oklahoma City, OK, 73101|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Oklahoma Hazardous Waste Management Act|