Ohio Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency Planning and Hazardous Substances, Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 3750 and ORCA 3751, and regulations at Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3750-1 to 3750-85

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Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting: OAC 3750-30-15

Tier II chemical inventory reporting: OAC 3750-30-20

Fees: OAC 3750-50-01

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting: OAC 3745-100-01 to 3745-100-17

Fees: OAC 3745-100-12

Trade secrets: OAC 3745-100-13 and OAC 3750-30-20

Cessation of Regulated Operations (CRO) Program: ORCA 3752 and OAC 3745-352-01 to 3745-352-40

Applicability: OAC 3745-352-01 to 3745-352-40

CRO notification: OAC 3745-352-01 to 3745-352-40

Regulatory Agencies

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Air Pollution Control State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Ohio EPA Division of Hazardous Waste Management Compliance Assurance Section

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio generally follows the following federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with some unique state-specific reporting procedures, additional state fee requirements, and unique requirements for oil and gas production/storage sites:

—Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311);

—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and

—Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313).

For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW

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Ohio Community Right to Know Resources

Type Title
Forms Trade Secret Substantiation Form
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