Governing Law and Regulations
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management Hazardous Waste Management Program
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Ohio's contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) are the same as the federal rules with additional state requirements in connection with amending the plan and notification after the plan is implemented.
• Administration and enforcement. OEPA's Division of Materials and Waste Management administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Ohio.
To the federal list of reasons to amend the contingency plan, Ohio adds that the plan must be amended if required by OEPA.
Parties to Be Notified
Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to notify immediately either the National Response Center at 800-424-8802 or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. Ohio requires that the emergency coordinator immediately notify OEPA's ...