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State Resources

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Oregon closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Oregon specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DEQ Air Quality page

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association OR specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Electronic Waste – DEQ guidance on electronic waste disposal

Enforcement - DEQ Office of Compliance and Enforcement

Hazardous Waste – DEQ hazardous waste page

Business Assistance Program – DEQ business assistance with environmental regulations

Underground Storage Tanks – DEQ requirements for registration of USTs

Universal Waste – DEQ universal waste page

Used Oil – DEQ used oil page

Water  – DEQ Water Quality page

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Commercial Waste Reduction Clearinghouse – DEQ program designed to reduce waste in land fills

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.