Governing Law and Regulations
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations: 40 CFR 112
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization Emergency Response Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Ohio has not established any state-specific oil spill prevention plan requirements that would be in addition to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan requirements. Facilities in Ohio must follow the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.
Hazardous waste facilities that must prepare contingency plans and already have prepared a federal SPCC plan need only amend their SPCC plan to incorporate hazardous waste management provisions that are sufficient to comply with state hazardous waste facility rules.
• Administration and enforcement. The EPA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the federal SPCC plans in Ohio. OEPA's Emergency Response Program is responsible for overseeing activities related to releases or spills from facilities or from transportation accidents involving petroleum products, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, or other materials that may pose a threat to the state's water, land, or air.