Ohio Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Underground storage tanks (USTs): Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 1301:7-9-05

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Petroleum UST Financial Assurance Fund: OAC 3737-1-01 to 3737-1-23

Pesticide businesses: OAC 901:5-11-07

Solid waste:

Sanitary landfills, transfer facilities, and incinerators: OAC 3745-27-15 to 3745-27-18

Class I composting facilities: OAC 3745-560-100 and OAC 3745-560-05

Class II composting facilities: OAC 3745-560-200 and OAC 3745-560-05

Scrap tire transporters: OAC 3745-27-15 and OAC 3745-27-17

Scrap tire storage or scrap tire recovery facilities: OAC 3745-27-15 and OAC 3745-27-17

Mobile scrap tire recovery facilities: OAC 3745-27-15 and OAC 3745-27-17

Regulatory Agencies

Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Plant Industry Division Pesticide and Fertilizer Regulation Section

Ohio Department of Commerce (ODOC) Division of the State Fire Marshal Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulation (BUSTR)

Ohio Petroleum UST Release Compensation Board (Board)

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements with additional requirements for pesticide applicators.

Ohio follows federal financial responsibility rules for underground storage tanks (USTs). See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the required amount of financial coverage and compliance mechanisms. Financial responsibility requirements may be met by showing eligibility for reimbursement costs under the Ohio Petroleum Financial Assurance Fund.

Administration and enforcement. The Ohio Department of Agriculture's (ODA) Pesticide and Fertilizer ...

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