General Water Quality (Oklahoma)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Oklahoma|
|Name||General Water Quality (Oklahoma)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Program Administrator||Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality|
|Applicable Jurisdiction|| Title 252, Chapter 611
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
The purpose of this water quality rule is to protect, maintain and improve the quality of waters of the State. Any applicant for a federal license, permit or project to conduct any activity including but not limited to, the construction or operation of facilities, dredge or fill, or other activities, which may result in any discharge into, or pollution or alteration of the waters of the State of Oklahoma, shall first obtain a water quality certification from the DEQ.
The subchapter on groundwater pollution control states that any person proposing a remediation project relating to ground water or required to undertake such a project by the DEQ is required to obtain prior approval by the DEQ of a site assessment plan and remediation plan. Any discharge to waters of the state resulting from remediation of groundwater shall require an authorization or permit under the Oklahoma Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Act.
|Contact Name||Kay Coffey|
|Division|| Water Quality
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Department of Environmental Quality Chapter 611|
|Date Effective|| 2011-07-01