Governing Law and Regulations
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC)
Local air pollution control agencies
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Ohio received delegation of the risk management program from EPA effective January 3, 2000. OEPA's Risk Management Program rules are essentially equivalent to the federal regulations with a few minor exceptions. In addition to submitting a copy of the risk management plan (RMP) to EPA, each affected facility must also submit a copy of the RMP to OEPA, and OEPA has established an annual fee schedule to offset the cost of performing RMP audits and facility inspections.
For Title V sources required to develop an RMP, the requirements of the plan will be included in the facility's Title V operating permit as applicable requirements. Such sources are responsible for certifying compliance with the requirements of the risk management program as part of the annual Title V operating permit compliance certification. See the national section RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM for more information on the federal program.
• Administration and enforcement. OEPA's DAPC is implementing and enforcing the risk management program in Ohio. DAPC is also responsible for verifying that Title V sources have submitted a plan as required and for drafting a Title V operating permit containing the applicable risk management program ...