'''''Note: No credits will be paid during 2011 for electricity produced from July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011. But any credits that accrue during that time period will be paid during the 2012 tax year.'''''
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality regulates Oklahoma's Water Quality Standards. The law states the requirements and standards for point source discharges. It also establishes groundwater protection standards. Discharge permit criteria allow the DEQ to include measures for the protection of groundwater quality, and requires the responsible party to report all spills of reportable quantities and respond accordingly to protect waters of the state, which includes groundwater.
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 Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality administers regulations for waste water and waste water treatment systems. Construction of a municipal treatment work, non-industrial waste water treatment system, or other sewage treatment works requires permits from the Department.
Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative (VVEC) offers rebates for residential customers who purchase energy efficient home equipment. Rebates are available for room air conditioners, electric water heaters, and heat pumps. All equipment must be Energy Star rated, and meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program web site. Rebate applications are located on the program web site and must be submitted within 90 days of equipment purchase date. Contact VVEC for more information on this program.
Class I, III, IV and V injection wells require a permit issued by the Executive Director of the Department of Environmental Quality; Class V injection wells utilized in the remediation of groundwater associated with underground and aboveground storage tanks regulated by the Corporation Commission and Wells used for the recovery, injection or disposal of mineral brines are exempt.
All water wells, monitoring wells, unused water test wells and water test holes used or capable of being used as to avoid pollution of water-bearing strata.
The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education runs the Training For Industry Program (TIP) is a no-cost/low-cost way for new or growing companies that create jobs to get a skilled, focused, and motivated workforce in Oklahoma. The program provides training facilities, supplies and instructional materials and development.
'''''Note: After a 2 year moratorium on all state tax credits, this credit may be claimed for tax year 2012 and subsequent tax years, for small wind turbines manufactured on or after July 1, 2012.'''''
In 2012, Senate Bill 1096 (SB1096), established the Oklahoma State Facilities Energy Conservation Program. The program directs all state agencies and higher education institutions to achieve an energy efficiency and conservation improvement target of at least 20 percent by the year 2020. Improvement is based upon benchmark prior to implementation of program. Upon implementation, all agencies are required to input historical utility cost into approved software on a monthly basis.
This Act establishes rules for the permitting, posting of security, construction, operation, closure, maintenance and remediation of solid waste disposal sites; disposal of solid waste in ways that are environmentally safe and sanitary, as well as economically feasible; submission of laboratory reports or analyses performed by certified laboratories for the purposes of compliance monitoring and testing and for other purposes required for the regulation of sludge, transportation of solid waste and permit requirements.