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Ohio Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous substances: Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 3750.01 and ORCA 3750.02 and regulations at Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3750-20-60 and OAC 3750-30-01 to 3750-30-27

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Toxic chemicals: OAC 3745-100-01 to 3745-100-16

Aboveground petroleum storage: Ohio Fire Code, OAC 1301:7-7

Hazardous materials: ORCA 4905.80 and regulations at OAC 4901:2

Hazardous substance releases: OAC 3750-25-25

Hazardous wastes: OAC 3750-25-05

Underground storage tanks (USTs): OAC 1301:7-9-03

Regulatory Agencies

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Hazardous Waste Management

Ohio Department of Commerce Division of the State Fire Marshal

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

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. "Hazardous substance" is a broad classification that includes hazardous materials, hazardous chemicals, hazardous wastes, and petroleum products. Hazardous substances also include any imminently hazardous chemical substances or mixtures under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). For additional information, refer to the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE.

Ohio regulates aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) under the state fire code, which follows the Building Officials, and Code Administrators (BOCA) National Fire Prevention Code. Storage, use, dispensing, mixing, and handling of flammable and combustible liquids must comply with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 30, the building code, and mechanical code. A permit is required from the state fire marshal for AST installation, removal, repair, or ...


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