Ohio Risk Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Risk Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Accidental release and risk management program: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-104

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Fee schedule: OAC 3745-104-53

Compliance audits: OAC 3745-104-22 and OAC 3745-104-31

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

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