Enforcement and Compliance Assurance in Oklahoma
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- Enforcement in Oklahoma
- Air Enforcement in Oklahoma
- Water Enforcement in Oklahoma
- Waste Enforcement in Oklahoma
- Underground Storage Tanks Program in Oklahoma
- Pesticide Enforcement in Oklahoma
Enforcement in Oklahoma
Our vision in Oklahoma is to make environmental compliance commonplace to achieve clean air, water, and land. Our mission is to protect and sustain human health and the environment by ensuring compliance with Federal environmental laws in partnership with the states and tribes.
Air, Hazardous Waste and Water Enforcement Programs and issues in the State are the responsibility of Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. Exit
Air Enforcement in Oklahoma
Objectives and Goals for Oklahoma
The Air Enforcement Branch serves as the principal point of contact among all stakeholders on Oklahoma air pollution enforcement issues. Our staff:
- inspect active Oklahoma facilities,
- review records and data to assess compliance strategies,
- investigate potential noncompliance activities,
- actively participate in negotiations for new enforcement orders,
- manage existing enforcement orders,
- respond to numerous and varied requests for Applicability Determination, Alternative Monitoring, and Compliance Assistance Projects,
- Delegation Documents for State of Oklahoma, and
- Status of Delegations for State of Oklahoma by specific Rule/Subpart
Water Enforcement in Oklahoma
Drinking Water Enforcement in Oklahoma
The Safe Drinking Water Act program performs the necessary for the enforcement for the Public Water Supply and Underground Injection Control. These enforcement actions are handled in coordination with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System
Storm Water Management Program
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit requires, permittees to develop and implement a comprehensive Storm Water Management Program that must include pollution prevention measures, treatment or removal techniques, monitoring, use of legal authority, and other appropriate measures to control the quality of storm water discharged to the storm drains and thence to waters of the United States. If you are a permitted Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System that has recently received a letter from EPA to participate in the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Self-Assessment, you should download all the Modules, that apply to the programs you have implemented.
Drinking Water Provider Compliance Information
Looking for compliance information about your drinking water system? These useful web pages can help you learn how your drinking water provider is meeting federal and state requirements. Enter your providers name and search for results.
Underground Injection Control Electronic Data Entry
Daily Volume and Pressure Submittal
Select Underground Injection Control wells within the EPA direct implementation program have been notified that they are required by permit to monitor injector well pressures and volumes daily and report those values weekly. EPA has developed an internet based electronic reporting system to make it easier for operators to meet this requirement. You may access this program by clicking on the following link. Underground Injection Control Electronic Registration and Login.
Waste Enforcement in Oklahoma
Waste Enforcement in Oklahoma
Oklahoma is authorized to administer the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste program under EPA oversight. The Waste Enforcement Branch, with the State, is responsible for enforcing these regulations. The Branch conducts inspections, reviews and data analysis to assess compliance. The Branch takes enforcement actions and assess the nature and extent of contamination and clean up.
Enforcement of Lead-Based Paint Requirements in Oklahoma
The Waste Enforcement Branch is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act dealing with lead-based paint. While many States in Region 6 have analogous State requirements, only Oklahoma is authorized to enforce the Toxic Substances Control Act lead-based paint program.
Underground Storage Tanks Program in Oklahoma
The Pesticides, Toxics and Underground Storage Tank Branch of the US Environmental Protection Agency works with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and provides oversight for the Oklahoma Underground Storage Tank Program and Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program. Oklahoma Corporation Commission takes enforcement actions for violations of state regulations, which are required to be at least as stringent as EPA’s regulations. EPA implements the Underground Storage Tank program in Indian country and is responsible for conducting Underground Storage Tank inspections and enforcement actions.
Pesticide Enforcement in Oklahoma
The Waste Enforcement Branch works with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry to enforce the provisions of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The EPA is responsible for enforcement of provisions regulating the registration, labelling, production, and importation of pesticides and pesticidal devices. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry has primary responsibility for enforcement of provisions regulating the proper use and handling of pesticides.