Ohio Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container standards: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-55-70 to 3745-55-78 and OAC 3745-66-70 to 3745-66-77 (interim status)

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Empty container standards: OAC 3745-51-07

Federal air emissions standards: 40 CFR Part 264, Subparts AA, BB, and CC, and 40 CFR Part 265, Subparts AA, BB, and CC (interim status)

Inspection logs: OAC 3745-55-74, OAC 3745-66-74, OAC 3745-52-34(A)(1)(a), and OAC 3745-52-34(D)(2) (interim status)

Regulatory Agencies

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio follows the federal container requirements, including the empty container standards. The federal air emissions standards are in effect for containers in Ohio. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers to manage hazardous waste must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. Interim-status facilities have an additional requirement regarding inspection logs.

Administration and enforcement. OEPA's Division of Materials and Waste Management administers and enforces the container requirements in Ohio. EPA's Region 5 office enforces the federal air emissions rules for containers in Ohio.

State Requirements


OAC 3745-55-74, OAC 3745-66-74, OAC 3745-52-34(A)(1)(a), and OAC 3745-52-34(D)(2)

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
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