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Environmental Cleanup

Environmental Cleanup Publications

Reports and Other Documents

General Publications

Guidance Documents and Policy Statements

Guidance documents provide technical information to assist with specific aspects of stages of environmental cleanup activities. Policy statements clarify provisions of Oregon's environmental cleanup statute and rules. These documents are advisory only and are intended to assist DEQ staff, responsible parties, consultants and others implementing cleanup projects.

Site Investigation

Risk Assessment

Cleanup Remedies

Liability and Defenses to Liability

Public Review Draft Guidance and Policy Documents

Nothing to review at this time.

Document Templates

Document templates outline appropriate content/format for specific document types such as preliminary assessments and feasibility studies.

  • Expanded Preliminary Assessment Sampling Plan
  • Expanded Preliminary Assessment Report
  • Independent Cleanup Pathway Final Report Outline
  • Recommended format and content for a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study Scope of Work
    When a party conducts a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study under a Consent Order with the Department of Environmental Quality, the Consent Order will include an RI/FS Scope of Work. The SOW describes the elements and work that must be included in the RI/FS. The Consent Order and the SOW are tailored to the specific site for which they are to be used, through discussions with the performing party. However, there are two "boilerplate" versions (short and long) that DEQ staff may use as a starting point for developing a site-specific document. DEQ staff determines which boilerplate SOW is appropriate for use at a particular site based on the complexity or history of the site or other circumstances.

Note: The site-specific document as finally developed may be different than either of the "boilerplate" versions. Also, the requirements for an RI/FS are specified in DEQ's rules and guidance and will apply to the RI/FS regardless of which version of the SOW is used.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Publications

Hazardous Waste Guides and Other Documents

Hazardous Waste Reporting (

Toxics Use/Waste Reduction Assistance Program

General Toxics Use/Waste Reduction Documents

Toxics Use and Hazardous Waste Reduction Plans

Toxics Use Reduction and Hazardous Waste Implementation Summaries

Solid Waste

Solid Waste Publications

Reports and Guidance Documents




Green Building - A Life Cycle Approach to Prioritizing Methods of Preventing Waste from the Residential Construction Sector in the State of Oregon

Final Report (Phase 2)

Phase 1 Report

Household Hazardous Waste

Product Stewardship

Rigid Plastic Containers

  • Current Report:
    • Rigid Plastic Container 2007/2009 Recycling Report
      This report, issued December 30, 2008, offers the most recent data on rigid plastic container recycling in Oregon, and presents the determination that the aggregate recycling rate for rigid plastic containers for compliance purposes will be above 25% in 2009.
  • Past reports and presentation:
    • Rigid Plastic Container 2006/2008 Recycling Report
      This report was issued December 31, 2007 and offered the most recent data on rigid plastic container recycling in Oregon, and presented the determination that the aggregate recycling rate for rigid plastic containers for compliance purposes would be above 25% in 2008.
    • Presentation January 8, 2008: Oregon Rigid Plastic Container Recycling 2006/2008
      This presentation included information on the 2008 recycling rate, recycling rate trends since the law became effective, disposal, and factors affecting future recycling rates for plastic containers.
    • Supplemental Report: Rigid Plastic Container 2005/2007 Recycling Report Supplement
      This supplement to the 2005/07 report, issued June 20, 2007, revises the determination made in the original Rigid Plastic Container 2005/2007 report based on new data and finds that rigid plastic containers will be recycled at above 25% in 2007.

Waste Prevention

Waste Recovery

Oregon Material Recovery and Waste Generation Rates Report

Oregon Material Recovery Survey Attachments


Tanks Publications

Heating Oil Tanks Program

Underground Storage Tanks Program



Cleanup Guidance

EPA Documents and References

EPA Underground Storage Tank Website
General Information, Prevention and Cleanup Publications

Cleanup Documents

Compliance Documents

Additional cleanup-related guidance documents that may be of use for UST cleanups can be found within the Land Quality's Environmental Cleanup Guidance section.

Water Quality

Best Management Practices

Groundwater Protection

Total Maximum Daily Loads

Water Quality Assessment

WQ Rules: Division 052 - Review of Plans and Specifications

Intergovernmental Agreements

WQ Internal Management Directives

Draft Internal Management Directives

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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
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