Hazardous Waste

Oregon

Comparison of State and Federal Hazardous Waste Rules

General Summary (find a description of Federal Rules here).

1. Do I need an EPA ID number to handle hazardous wastes in Oregon?


Main Hazardous Waste Page: State Hazardous Waste Management Information

Permits and Associated Guidance Documents: Hazardous Waste Permits

2. How do I determine my generator status?

3. How can I tell if the waste materials I handle are considered hazardous wastes?

4. How long can I store hazardous wastes on site?

5. Who can transport and receive the wastes I ship off site?

6. What records do I have to keep?

7. Do I have to file reports?

8. What training requirements do I have to meet?

9. What differences between states may exist with regard to use of the the new standardized manifest form?

    As of September 5, 2006, the new standardized manifest form (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A) must be used in every state to track hazardous waste shipments. There will be no state variations of the new federal form and states may not require information to be included on the form that is in addition to that required by federal rules. That said, some differences between states may exist with regard to use of the form. For Oregon these differences include:

    Additional Wastes:
    1. ‘OR' followed by the associated federal waste code. These are acute hazardous wastes, with codes beginning with the letter ‘P.' 2. ‘OR' followed by the associated federal waste code. These are toxic wastes, with codes beginning with the letter ‘U.' 3. ‘OR' followed by the associated federal waste code. These are acute hazardous wastes or toxic wastes, with codes beginning with the letters ‘P' or ‘U.' 4. X001 Waste Pesticide residue, except for those that are managed as universal wastes; or whose constituents are listed in the federal regulations, but are below the prescribed regulatory levels. 5. X007 Wastes received from out of state that are not regulated in Oregon but are regulated as hazardous waste in state of origin. 6. F998 Residues from demilitarization, treatment and testing of blister agents (such as mustard agents), which have been added to and made a part of the list found in the federal regulations. F999 Residues from demilitarization, treatment and testing of nerve agents, such as GB (Sarin) and VX; which have been added to and made a part of the list found in the federal regulations. P998 Blister agents, such as mustard agents, which have been added to the list of commercial chemical products found in the federal regulations. 9. P999 Nerve agents, such as GB (Sarin) and VX, which have been added to the list of commercial chemical products found in the federal regulations.

    Exemptions: None.

    Distribution:
    The Oregon DEQ does not require copies of the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifests.

    Reporting: None.

    Recordkeeping: None.

    Other Notes, Comments::
    Certain information must be provided in specific sections of the manifest form and the continuation sheet.

10. What are some other differences between federal and state rules?

    None found.

11. Contacts