Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...