Governing Law and Regulations
Stratospheric ozone protection: 42 USC 7671 to 7671q (Clean Air Act, Title VI) and 40 CFR 82
Aerosol Cans: Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 3704.15
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Air Pollution Control
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. The federal rules for the management of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and other ozone-depleting substances are effective in Ohio, although the state has not incorporated the rules into its own regulations. There are no state regulations pertaining to the management of ozone-depleting substances, but Ohio has a statute prohibiting the use of CFCs as a propellant in aerosol spray cans. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the CFC management requirements. OEPA enforces the prohibition on aerosol cans.
Ohio prohibits the sale of aerosol spray cans using CFCs as a propellant, except for those:
- Designed for administering any drug for the treatment of asthma or another respiratory disease through a device that measures the dosage
- Used for the administration of prescription drugs
- Used in a surgical procedure
- Designated as an essential use by EPA
REFRIGERANT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Sources that contain regulated refrigerants in quantities above the threshold for regulation should implement a refrigerant management program. The following is a brief checklist to assist with ...