The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is authorized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency to regulate hazardous waste in Oregon. Proper hazardous waste management is an integral part of protecting Oregon's land, air, and water systems. The DEQ strives to enforce existing environmental regulations; identify management strategies that emphasize sound science and engineering; and work in partnerships with private industry and governmental groups to provide assistance and regulatory flexibility, while at the same time reducing pollution.
The information in this section is for businesses and other organizations that produce and manage hazardous waste. The material does not apply to wastes produced by households.