Ohio Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.1870 to 52.1892

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.336

Air permits: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-31, OAC 3745-35, and OAC 3745-77

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): 40 CFR 61, 40 CFR 63, and OAC 3745-114-01

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): 40 CFR 60

Risk management program: OAC 3745-104

Pollutant transport: OAC 3745-14 and OAC 3745-109

Regulatory Agencies

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Air Pollution Control

Local air pollution control agencies

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's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. Ohio EPA's Division of Air Pollution Control is responsible for administering and enforcing Ohio's air pollution rules, with the assistance of the local air pollution control agencies.

State Requirements



Ohio's SIP was officially submitted to EPA in January 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, nonattainment areas, and numerous other air-related programs.

Attainment Status

Areas of the state that do not meet an NAAQS are designated as nonattainment for that particular criteria pollutant. ...

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