Or. Admin. R. 340-012-0068 - Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal Classification of Violations

(1) Class I:
(a) Failing to make a complete and accurate hazardous waste determination of a residue as required by OAR 340-102-0011;
(b) Failing to meet Land Disposal Restriction (LDR) requirements when disposing of hazardous waste;
(c) Operating a hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal facility (TSD) without first obtaining a permit or without having interim status;
(d) Treating, storing or accumulating hazardous waste in a hazardous waste management unit, as defined in 40 CFR 260.10, that does not meet the unit design or unit integrity assessment criteria for the hazardous waste management unit;
(e) Accepting, transporting or offering for transport hazardous waste without a uniform hazardous waste manifest;
(f) Transporting, or offering for transport, hazardous waste to a facility not authorized or permitted to manage hazardous waste;
(g) Failing to comply with management requirements for ignitable, reactive, or incompatible hazardous waste;
(h) Illegally treating or disposing of a hazardous waste;
(i) Failing to submit Land Disposal Restriction notifications;
(j) Failing to have and maintain a closure plan or post closure plan for a TSD facility or for each regulated hazardous waste management unit, as defined in 40 CFR 260.10, by the owner or operator of facility or unit;
(k) Failing to carry out closure or post closure plan requirements, by an owner or operator of a TSD facility, such that the certification for completing closure or post closure work is not submitted, or is incomplete, inaccurate, or non-compliant with the approved plans;
(l) Failing to establish or maintain financial assurance or hazard liability requirements in 40 CFR 264.147 or 40 CFR 265.147, by an owner or operator of a TSD facility;
(m) Failing to follow emergency procedures in a Contingency Plan or other emergency response requirements during an incident in which a hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituent is released to the environment or the incident presents a risk of harm to employees, emergency responders or the public;
(n) Failing to comply with the export requirements in 40 CFR 262.52 for hazardous wastes;
(o) Failing to properly install a groundwater monitoring system in compliance with permit requirements, by an owner or operator of a TSD facility;
(p) Failing to properly control volatile organic hazardous waste emissions, by a large-quantity hazardous waste generator or TSD facility, when such failure could result in harm to employees, the public or the environment;
(q) Failing to inspect, operate, monitor, keep records or maintain in compliance with a permit: hazardous waste landfill units, incineration equipment, Subpart X treatment equipment, hazardous waste treatment units, pollution abatement equipment for hazardous waste treatment or disposal, or hazardous waste monitoring equipment;
(r) Failing to immediately clean up spills or releases or threatened spills or releases of hazardous waste, by any person having ownership or control over hazardous waste; or
(s) Failing to submit an exception report.
(2) Class II:
(a) Failing to place an accumulation start date on a container used for accumulation or storage of hazardous waste;
(b) Failing to label a tank having a capacity of 100 gallons or more, or containers equaling more than 110 gallon capacity used for accumulation or storage of hazardous waste;
(c) Failing to post required emergency response information next to the telephone, by a small quantity generator;
(d) Accumulating hazardous waste more than thirty (30) days beyond the specified accumulation time frame;
(e) Failing to submit a manifest discrepancy report;
(f) Shipping hazardous waste on manifests that do not comply with DEQ rules;
(g) Failing to prevent the unknown or unauthorized entry of a person or livestock into the waste management area of a TSD facility;
(h) Failing to conduct required inspections at hazardous waste generator accumulation sites or hazardous waste permitted storage areas;
(i) Failing to prepare a contingency plan;
(j) Failing to comply with the requirements of a groundwater monitoring program, unless otherwise classified;
(k) Failing to maintain adequate aisle space to allow the unobstructed movement of personnel, fire protection equipment, spill control equipment, and decontamination;
(l) Generating, treating, storing or disposing of hazardous waste without complying with the Personnel Training requirements;
(m) Failing to keep containers of hazardous waste closed, except when adding or removing wastes;
(n) Failing to comply with the requirements for management of containers, including satellite accumulation, other than the requirements for ignitable, reactive or incompatible waste, by a hazardous waste generator or storage facility;
(o) Failing to comply with the preparedness, prevention, contingency plan or emergency procedure requirements, unless otherwise classified;
(p) Failing to manage universal waste and waste pesticide residue in compliance with the universal waste management requirements or waste pesticide requirements;
(q) Failing to obtain a hazardous waste EPA identification number when required;
(r) Failing to comply with 40 CFR 264 or 265 Subparts J, W or DD standards, other than unit design or unit integrity assessment;
(s) Failing to comply with 40 CFR 264 or 265 Subparts AA, BB or CC standards for hazardous waste generator and TSD facilities, unless otherwise classified; or
(t) Failing to timely submit an annual report, by a hazardous waste generator, TSD facility, or hazardous waste recycling facility.
(3) Class III:
(a) Accumulating hazardous waste up to thirty (30) days beyond the specified accumulation time frame;
(b) Failing to label containers equaling 110 gallon capacity or less used for the accumulation or storage of hazardous waste;
(c) Failing to label a tank having less than 100 gallon capacity used for the accumulation or storage of hazardous waste;
(d) Failing to maintain on site, a copy of the one-time notification regarding hazardous waste that meets treatment standards by a hazardous waste generator; or
(e) Failing to submit a contingency plan to all police, fire, hospital and local emergency responders.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 340-012-0068
DEQ 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; DEQ 22-1984, f. & ef. 11-8-84; DEQ 9-1986, f. & ef. 5-1-86; DEQ 17-1986, f. & ef. 9-18-86; DEQ 22-1988, f. & cert. ef. 9-14-88; DEQ 4-1989, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-89; DEQ 15-1990, f. & cert. ef. 3-30-90; DEQ 21-1992, f. & cert. ef. 8-11-92; DEQ 19-1998, f. & cert. ef. 10-12-98; DEQ 6-2001, f. 6-18-01, cert. ef. 7-1-01; DEQ 13-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-9-02; DEQ 4-2005, f. 5-13-05, cert. ef. 6-1-05; DEQ 4-2006, f. 3-29-06, cert. ef. 3-31-06; DEQ 1-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-6-14; DEQ 13-2019, amend filed 05/16/2019, effective 5/16/2019; DEQ 20-2021, amend filed 11/18/2021, effective 1/1/2022

Publications referenced are available from the agency.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 459.995, 466.070 - 466.080, 466.625 & 468.020

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 466.635 - 466.680, 466.990 - 466.994 & 468.090 - 468.140

State regulations are updated quarterly; we currently have two versions available. Below is a comparison between our most recent version and the prior quarterly release. More comparison features will be added as we have more versions to compare.


No prior version found.