Water Quality (Oklahoma)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Oklahoma

Applies to States or Provinces Oklahoma
Name Water Quality (Oklahoma)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Primary Website http://www.owrb.ok.gov/
Applicable Jurisdiction Title 27A, Chapter 2, Article VI Part 1

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/Index.asp?ftdb=STOKSTA9&level=2



The Water Quality Act establishes cumulative remedies to prevent, abate and control the pollution of the waters of the state. The act establishes responsibilities of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and the Oklahoma Water Quality Board. The act requires the development of a Water Quality Management Plan, which is an effort of both agencies.

The act establishes that it is unlawful for any person to cause pollution of any waters of the state or to place or cause to be placed any wastes in a location where they are likely to cause pollution of any air, land or waters of the state. Included in the law are other acts, including the Oklahoma Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Act, the Oklahoma Water Supply Systems Act, legislation for Wastewater and Wastewater Treatment Systems, Other Surface Impoundments and Land Applications, Reservoir Protection, and Septic Tanks.

Policy Contact

Department Oklahoma Water Resources Board
Division Main Office
Address 3800 N. Classen
Place Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Zip/Postal Code 73118
Phone (405) 530-8800
Fax (405) 530-8900
Website http://www.owrb.ok.gov/
Contact Name Karen Miles
Department Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Division Water Quality Division

Website http://www.deq.state.ok.us/wqdnew/index.htm

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Title 27A, Chapter 2, Article VI Part 1