Governing Law and Regulations
Ohio solid and hazardous waste disposal laws: Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 3734.01 to 3734.99
Ohio air pollution control laws: ORCA 3704.01 to 3706.99
Ohio Water Pollution Control Act: ORCA 6111.01 to 6111.99
Ohio Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act: ORCA 3751.01 to 3751.99
Generator identification (ID) numbers: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-52-12
Registration of hazardous waste transporters: OAC 3745-53-11
Hazardous waste facilities: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ID numbers, OAC 3745-54-11
Universal waste notification requirements: OAC 3745-273-32
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA)
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 counterpart to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Ohio is the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA). The Ohio EPA is responsible for protecting Ohio's land, water, and air from pollution through the implementation of the state's environmental laws and regulations.
• Administration and enforcement. The Ohio EPA has received authorization from EPA to implement its own state air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, Ohio EPA's rules must be at least as stringent as the federal rules. To maintain its federal authorization, the Ohio EPA has to continue to either adopt EPA's latest environmental rules or implement stricter state standards.
OVERVIEW OF OHIO EPA
The Ohio EPA was created in 1972, combining under a single agency the functions that previously had been scattered throughout a number of ...