Ohio Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous substance releases: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3750-25-01 to 3750-25-25

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Applicable materials: OAC 3750-25-25(A)

Verbal notification: OAC 3750-25-25(A)(1)

Written follow-up: OAC 3750-25-25(A)(2)

Hazardous waste transporters: OAC 3745-53-30

Underground storage tank (UST) releases: OAC 1301:7-9-13

Regulatory Agencies

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization Emergency Response Unit

Ohio Department of Commerce Division of the State Fire Marshal Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulation (BUSTR)

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)

Local fire and police departments

National Response Center (NRC)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio's release notification rules mirror the federal requirements, with additional requirements for hazardous substance releases, hazardous waste transporters, and underground storage tank (UST) facilities. In addition, all emergency notification reports must be made to state and local authorities immediately. Any release in excess of federal release reporting thresholds must also be reported to the National Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Administration and enforcement. The OEPA administers and enforces the state's release notification rules. Some authority for administration has been delegated to local authorities.

The state fire marshal, through the Bureau of UST Regulation (BUSTR), is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's UST regulations. The state fire marshal has delegated some authority to ...

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