Ohio Refrigerants/ODS regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Refrigerants/ODS: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Stratospheric ozone protection: 42 USC 7671 to 7671q (Clean Air Act, Title VI) and 40 CFR 82

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Aerosol Cans: Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 3704.15

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements


ORCA 3704.15

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


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 ...

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