Hazardous Waste

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency authorizes the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to operate the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste program in Oregon. Oregon must periodically review and adopt new or amended federal rules to retain this authorization. DEQ last updated its rules in July 2017. In that rulemaking, DEQ incorporated by reference most federal rules enacted through June 30, 2015.


Jeannette Acomb, 503-229-6303

Proposed Hazardous Waste Fees 2019 Rulemaking

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to align its hazardous waste fees to better support program needs. The proposed fees will ensure DEQ continues to implement the state’s federally delegated hazardous waste management program while providing technical assistance to many more business. These fees will affect 500 sites producing hazardous waste and two businesses operating permitted treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.


Federal Rules pending Oregon review - starting late 2019

Rules DEQ adopted July 2017

Federal Hazardous Waste Management CFR Regulations adopted in Oregon


Hazardous Waste Oregon Administrative Rules


Hazardous Waste Oregon Revised Statutes