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Oregon Geothermal Waste & Hazardous Material Assessment(18-OR)

Projects requiring the use of an underground storage tank are subject to certification requirements. In addition, projects that treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste must obtain a Hazardous Waste Permit.

Developers seeking to install, operate, or close an underground storage tank (UST) or UST system must obtain a General Permit Registration Certification from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The certification process is regulated under O.A.R. 340-150. The process requires EPA notice, submittal of a signed statement, and payment of a registration fee. Developers must comply with all installation and operator requirements including payment of annual compliance fees.

Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal (TSD) facilities must obtain a Hazardous Waste Permit as required by O.R.S. 466, O.A.R. 340-105, O.A.R. 340-106, and O.A.R. 340-120. The State of Oregon regulates permitting of TSD facilities through the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The Hazardous Waste Permit process involves submission of a land use compatibility statement, plans, evidence of compliance with state siting requirements, and payment of fees. The review process involves a public notice and comment period, a public hearing, and state agency consultation.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.