Governing Law and Regulations
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Air Pollution Control
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Ohio controls fugitive emissions of particulate matter through two regulations, one that prohibits fugitive dust and the other that is an opacity standard for visible emissions. Additional requirements apply to specific sources within Cuyahoga and Jefferson counties.
Emissions of fugitive VOC emissions are controlled through vapor leak detection and monitoring requirements for specific manufacturing operations. These requirements are regionally dependent.
• Administration and enforcement. OEPA's Division of Air Pollution Control is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air quality management rules, including those that govern fugitive emissions.
The emission of smoke, ashes, dust, dirt, grime, acids, fumes, gases, vapors, odors, or any other substances or combinations of substances from any source, in such manner or in such amounts as to endanger the health, safety, or welfare of the public, or cause unreasonable injury or damage to property, is considered to be a public nuisance and is not allowed.
Exceptions. Sources of odors not ...