Ohio Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Imports of hazardous waste:

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Manifest requirements: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-52-60

Exports of universal waste: OAC 3745-273-20 and OAC 3745-273-40

Imports and exports of used oil: OAC 3745-279-40 to 3745-279-47

Regulatory Agencies

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM) 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's rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste to and from foreign countries are the same as the federal rules, with additional manifest requirements for imports. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has adopted the federal used oil management rules that require transporters that import used oil from abroad or export used oil outside the United States to follow state used oil rules from the time the used oil enters and until the time it exits the state of Ohio. See the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT for more information.

Administration and enforcement. In general, Ohio EPA administers and enforces the state's rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste. Ohio EPA administers the state's used oil regulations. There may be some instances where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces these rules.

State Requirements


Manifest Requirements

OAC 3745-52-60

Any person who imports hazardous waste from a foreign country into the state of Ohio must comply with the requirements of OAC 3745-52-10 to 3745-52-70 and the special requirements of 40 CFR ...

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