Ohio Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator requirements: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-52-10 to 3745-52-216

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Academic laboratory rule: OAC 3745-52-200 to 3745-52-216

Rules for small quantity generators (SQGs): OAC 3745-52-44

Contingency plans: OAC 3745-52-34(A)(4), OAC 3745-54-54, and OAC 3745-54-56

Inspection logs: OAC 3745-52-34(A)(4) and OAC 3745-65-33

Personnel refresher training: OAC 3745-52-34 and OAC 3745-65-16

Disposal of conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) waste: OAC 3745-51-05

On-site disposal fee: OAC 3745-50-34

Regulatory Agency

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.

State Requirements


OAC 3745-52-34(A)(4), OAC 3745-54-54, and OAC 3745-54-56

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