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Title 40Chapter ISubchapter IPart 272Subpart LL → §272.1851

Title 40: Protection of Environment
Subpart LL—Oklahoma

§272.1851   Oklahoma State-Administered program: Final authorization.

(a) History of the State of Oklahoma authorization. Pursuant to section 3006(b) of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6926(b), the EPA granted Oklahoma final authorization for the following elements as submitted to EPA in Oklahoma's base program application for final authorization which was approved by EPA effective on January 10, 1985. Subsequent program revision applications were approved effective on June 18, 1990, November 27, 1990, June 3, 1991, November 19, 1991, November 29, 1993, December 21, 1994, April 27, 1995, December 23, 1996 (as corrected effective March 14, 1997), July 14, 1998 and November 23, 1998, February 8, 1999, May 30, 2000, July 10, 2000, March 5, 2001, June 9, 2003, April 6, 2009, June 6, 2011, May 14, 2012, July 29, 2013, October 28, 2014, September 11, 2017, and March 13, 2019.

(b) Enforcement authority. The State of Oklahoma has primary responsibility for enforcing its hazardous waste management program. However, EPA retains the authority to exercise its inspection and enforcement authorities in accordance with sections 3007, 3008, 3013, 7003 of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6927, 6928, 6934, 6973, and any other applicable statutory and regulatory provisions, regardless of whether the State has taken its own actions, as well as in accordance with other statutory and regulatory provisions.

(c) State statutes and regulations—(1) Incorporation by reference. The Oklahoma statutes and regulations cited in paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this section are incorporated by reference as part of the hazardous waste management program under subtitle C of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6921 et seq. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. You may obtain copies of the Oklahoma regulations that are incorporated by reference in this paragraph (c)(1) from the State's Office of Administrative Rules, Secretary of State, P.O. Box 53390, Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3390; Phone number: 405-521-4911; website: https://www.sos.ok.gov/oar/Default.aspx. The statutes are available from Thomson Reuters, 610 Opperman Drive, Eagan, Minnesota 55123; Phone: 1-888-728-7677; website: http://legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com. You may inspect a copy at EPA Region 6, 1201 Elm Street, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75270 (Phone number (214) 665-8533), or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email [email protected], or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

(i) The compilation entitled “EPA-Approved Oklahoma Statutory and Regulatory Requirements Applicable to the Hazardous Waste Management Program”, March 2019. Only those provisions that have been authorized by EPA are incorporated by reference. Those provisions are listed in appendix A to this part.

(ii) [Reserved]

(2) Legal basis. The following provisions provide the legal basis for the State's implementation of the hazardous waste management program, but they are not being incorporated by reference and do not replace Federal authorities:

(i) Oklahoma Environmental Crimes Act, as amended through August 26, 2016, 21 Oklahoma Statutes (O.S.), Sections 1230.1 et seq.

(ii) Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, as amended through August 26, 2016, 25 Oklahoma Statutes (O.S.), Sections 301 et seq.

(iii) Oklahoma Statutes (O.S.), Title 27A, “Environment and Natural Resources”, as amended through August 26, 2016: Chapter 1, “Oklahoma Environmental Quality Act”, Sections 1-1-101 et seq.; Chapter 2, “Oklahoma Environmental Quality Code”, Sections 2-2-101, 2-2-104, 2-2-201, 2-3-101(F)(1), 2-3-104, 2-3-202, and 2-3-501 through 2-3-504; “Oklahoma Hazardous Waste Management Act”, Sections 2-7-102, 2-7-104, 2-7-105 (except 2-7-105(27), 2-7-105(29) and 2-7-105(34)), 2-7-106, 2-7-107, 2-7-108(B)(2), 2-7-109, 2-7-110(A), 2-7-111(C)(2)(b) and (c), 2-7-111(C)(3), 2-7-113.1, 2-7-114, 2-7-115, 2-7-116(A), 2-7-116(G), 2-7-116(I)(1), 2-7-117, 2-7-123 (except 2-7-123(F), 2-7-126, and 2-7-129 through 2-7-133; “Oklahoma Uniform Environmental Permitting Act”, Sections 2-14-101 et seq.

(iv) Oklahoma Open Records Act, as amended through August 26, 2016, 51 Oklahoma Statutes (O.S.), Sections 24A.1 et seq.

(v) Oklahoma Administrative Procedures Act, as amended through August 26, 2016, 75 Oklahoma Statutes (O.S.), Sections 250 et seq.

(vi) The Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC), Title 252, Chapter 205, Hazardous Waste Management, effective September 15, 2017 (2016 Edition, as amended by the 2017 Supplement): Subchapter 1, Sections 252:205-1-1(b), 252:205-1-3(a) and (b), 252:205-1-4(a) through (d); Subchapter 3, Sections 252:205-3-2(a) introductory paragraph, (a)(1), and (a)(3); Subchapter 11, Section 252:205-11-3.

(3) Related legal provisions. The following statutory and regulatory provisions are broader in scope than the Federal program, are not part of the authorized program, and are not incorporated by reference:

(i) Oklahoma Hazardous Waste Management Act, as amended, 27A Oklahoma Statutes (O.S.) as amended through August 26, 2016, Sections 2-7-119, 2-7-121, 2-7-121.1, and 2-7-134.

(ii) The Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC), Title 252, Chapter 205, effective September 15, 2017 (2016 Edition, as amended by the 2017 Supplement): Subchapter 1, Sections 252:205-1-1(c)(2) and (3), 252:205-1-2 “RRSIA”. 252:205-1-2 “Reuse”, 252:205-1-2 “Speculative accumulation”, 252:205-1-2 “Transfer facility”, 252:205-1-2 “Transfer station”, 252:205-1-4(e); Subchapter 5, Section 252:205-5-1(4); Subchapter 15; Subchapter 17; Subchapter 21; Subchapter 23; and 252:205 Appendices B, C and D.

(4) Unauthorized State Amendments. (i) Oklahoma has adopted, but is not authorized to implement, the Federal rules that are listed in the table in this paragraph (c)(4)(i). The EPA will continue to implement the Federal Hazardous and Solid Waste Act Amendments of 1984 (HSWA) requirements for which Oklahoma is not authorized until the State receives specific authorization for those requirements. The EPA will not enforce the non-HSWA Federal rules although they may be enforceable under State law. For those Federal rules that contain both HSWA and non-HSWA requirements, the EPA will enforce only the HSWA portions of the rules.

Table 1 to Paragraph (c)(4)(i)

Federal requirementFederal Register referencePublication date
Listing of Spent Pickle Liquor (K062), (Correction 2) (Non-HSWA) (Rule 26.2)55 FR 286978/3/87
Land Disposal Restrictions for Third Third Scheduled Wastes (40 CFR 261.33(c) only) (Non-HSWA) (Rule 78N)55 FR 225206/1/90
Toxicity Characteristics; Hydrocarbon Recovery Operations (HSWA) (Checklist 80)55 FR 40834
56 FR 3978
56 FR 13406
Toxicity Characteristics; Chlorofluorocarbon Refrigerants (HSWA) (Checklist 84)56 FR 59102/13/91
Administrative Stay for K069 Listing (Non-HSWA) (Checklist 88)56 FR 199515/1/91
Amendments to Interim Status Standards for Downgradient Ground-water Monitoring Well Locations (Non-HSWA) (Checklist 99)56 FR 6636512/23/91
Hazardous Waste Management System; Testing and Monitoring Activities, Land Disposal Restrictions Correction (Non-HSWA) (Rule 126.1)59 FR 479809/19/94
Hazardous Waste Management System; Carbamate Production Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Correction (Non-HSWA) (Rule 140.2)60 FR 256195/12/95
Removal of Legally Obsolete Rules (HSWA/Non-HSWA) (Checklist 144)60 FR 339126/29/95
Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing Wastes; Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly Identified Wastes; Correction (HSWA/Non-HSWA) (Rule 195.1)67 FR 171194/9/02
Methods Innovation: SW-846 (HSWA/Non-HSWA) (Checklist 208)70 FR 34538
70 FR 44150
Definition of Solid Waste (Non-HSWA) (Checklist 233)80 FR 16941/13/15

(ii) The Federal rules listed in the table in this paragraph (c)(4)(ii) are not delegable to States. Oklahoma has excluded the rules from its incorporation by reference of the Federal regulations. EPA retains its authority for the implementation and enforcement of these rules.

Table 2 to Paragraph (c)(4)(ii)

Federal requirementFederal Register
Publication date
Imports and Exports of Hazardous Waste: Implementation of OECD Council Decision (HSWA) (Checklist 152)61 FR 16290April 12, 1996.
OECD Requirements; Export Shipments of Spent Lead-Acid Batteries (Non-HSWA) (Checklist 222)75 FR 1236January 8, 2010.

(5) Terminated Federal program. Oklahoma adopted and was authorized for the following Federal program as amended, which has since been terminated by the U.S. EPA:

Table 3 to Paragraph (c)(5)

Federal requirementFederal Register
Publication date
National Environmental Performance Track Program (Checklist 204)69 FR 21737April 22, 2004.
National Environmental Performance Track Program; Corrections (Rule 204.1)69 FR 62217October 25, 2004.
Burden Reduction Initiative (Checklist 213); amendments to the following provisions regarding Performance Track: 40 CFR 260.10, 264.15, 264.174, 264.195, 264.1101, 265.15, 265.174, 265.195, 265.201, 265.1101, 270.42(l) and Item O.1 of Appendix I to 270.42.71 FR 16862April 4, 2006.

(6) Memorandum of Agreement. The Memorandum of Agreement between EPA Region 6 and the State of Oklahoma, signed by the EPA Regional Administrator on May 15, 2013, is referenced as part of the authorized hazardous waste management program under subtitle C of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6921, et seq.

(7) Statement of Legal Authority. “Attorney General's Statement for Final Authorization”, signed by the Attorney General of Oklahoma January 20, 1984 and revisions, supplements, and addenda to that Statement dated January 14, 1988 (as amended July 20, 1989); December 22, 1988 (as amended June 7, 1989 and August 13, 1990); November 20, 1989; November 16, 1990; November 6, 1992; June 24, 1994; December 8, 1994; March 4, 1996; April 15, 1997; February 6, 1998, December 2, 1998, October 15, 1999, May 31, 2000, October 15, 2001, June 27, 2003, March 1, 2005, July 12, 2005, July 03, 2006, August 25, 2008, December 23, 2009, October 11, 2010, October 31, 2011, July 27, 2012, July 1, 2013, June 22, 2015, and March 22, 2017 are referenced as part of the authorized hazardous waste management program under subtitle C of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6921 et seq.

(8) Program Description. The Program Description and any other materials submitted as supplements thereto are referenced as part of the authorized hazardous waste management program under subtitle C of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. 6921 et seq.

[85 FR 6813, Feb. 6, 2020]

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