Filed rule

Administrative Order No. DEQ 5-2017
Filed and effective July 12, 2017
View Oregon Bulletin Aug. 1, 2017

Jeannette Acomb, 503-229-6303

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency authorizes the 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 April 2015. In that Rulemaking, DEQ incorporated by reference most federal rules enacted through June 30, 2014.
In this rulemaking, DEQ proposes to align its hazardous waste rules with the federal rules.  DEQ will do this by incorporating some previously adopted but subsequently amended federal rules and incorporating some federal rules that have not been previously adopted into Oregon rules. These changes will enable Oregon to ask EPA to continue authorizing Oregon to operate its RCRA hazardous waste program in lieu of EPA.

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DEQ convened the Hazardous Waste Rulemaking Advisory Committee to inform this rulemaking. DEQ held committee meetings through the spring of 2016 to review and provide input about the draft rules. DEQ will now finalize the draft rules and present them for public comment.
DEQ will seek public comment on the list of rules being considered for incorporation when it opens a formal public comment period. DEQ will consider all comments before preparing a final rule proposal package.


P​ublic Involvement​

Public comment on this rulemaking closed at 4 p.m., Dec. 23, 2016.

No comments were received for this rulemaking.

View the Public Notice Packet
Includes invitation to comment, notice, proposed rules, and any supporting documents

EQC action

The EQC adopted the proposed rules on July 12, 2017.