Governing Law and Regulations
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA)
Ohio Department of Commerce Division of the State Fire Marshal
Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Labor and Worker Safety Bureau of Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH)
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 5
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)
Local fire departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Ohio generally follows the federal emergency planning and response requirements under EPCRA with additional reporting requirements. Notification that a facility is storing extremely hazardous substances on-site and is subject to emergency planning requirements must be made to SERC and LEPC. See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for an overview of emergency requirements under EPCRA and other federal laws. Releases of known or suspected hazardous substances must be reported immediately, and a written follow-up notification must be submitted. For details, see the state section RELEASE ...