Governing Law and Regulations
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