Governing Law and Regulations
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management
Local Zoning and Land Record Authorities
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 a specific state property transfer law. Deed notices are required for all closed hazardous waste facilities, solid waste landfills, scrap tire disposal areas, and industrial and residual waste landfills. This information is available for public review and is intended to notify future property owners about the history and use of a site. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) also has a voluntary cleanup program to assist in redevelopment of contaminated sites. See the state section BROWNFIELDS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. Ohio EPA's Division of Materials and Waste Management oversees the closure and deed notice requirements for hazardous waste facilities, solid waste facilities, scrap tire disposal areas, and industrial and residual waste landfills.
For more information on contaminated sites, see the state section SUPERFUND. In addition to this section, management of older abandoned commercial sites is discussed in the state section BROWNFIELDS. For information on transfer of sites that actively manage hazardous wastes, see the state sections RCRA and CLOSURE AND ...