Ohio Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-54-50 to 3745-54-56 and OAC 3745-65-50 to 3745-65-56 (interim status)

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Contingency plan rules for generators: OAC 3745-52-34(A)(4)

Plan amendment: OAC 3745-54-54(A)(6)

Notification requirements:

Parties to be notified: OAC 3745-54-56(D)(2)

Post-cleanup notification: OAC 3745-54-56(I)

Regulatory Agency

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management Hazardous Waste Management Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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.

State Requirements


OAC 3745-54-54(A)(6)

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

OAC 3745-54-56(D)(2)

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 ...

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