Governing Law and Regulations
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Hazardous Waste Management
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Ohio does not have EPA authority to delist Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) wastes. The federal rules for delisting petitions are effective in Ohio. All delisting petitions must be filed with EPA Region 5.
EPA Region 5 recommends that persons wishing to file delisting petitions first contact Ohio EPA to determine if there are any specific procedures that have to be followed regarding the waste for which delisting is sought.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 5 administers and enforces the rules for delisting petitions in Ohio. OEPA will recognize EPA Region 5's decision to grant or deny a delisting petition. However, Ohio's hazardous waste rules may be more stringent than the federal rules, and, as such, OEPA is not required to recognize a delisting petition granted by EPA Region 5.
Ohio allows persons to apply for exemptions from the state's hazardous waste rules. However, applications for such exemptions must contain such detailed plans, specifications, and information regarding objectives, procedures, controls, and other pertinent data as are necessary to demonstrate to Ohio EPA's satisfaction that the issuance of the exemption will not adversely affect public health or safety or the environment.
Ohio EPA will notify an applicant within 60 days of the date of receipt ...