Governing Law and Regulations
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management Hazardous Waste Management 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 adopted the federal rules for hazardous waste generators, including the 2008 nonmandatory rules for hazardous wastes generated in academic laboratories. Generators must follow additional state requirements concerning disposal fees and documenting inspections. Large quantity generators (LQGs) have additional state requirements in connection with contingency plans and personnel training. Conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs) are restricted as to where they can dispose of their hazardous waste in Ohio.
Note: LQGs are no longer required to file an annual report.
• Administration and enforcement. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (OEPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste generator rules in Ohio.