Ohio Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Storage facility permits and fees: Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 3734.05 and Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-50-01 to 3745-50-66

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On-site storage rules for generators:

    Satellite storage: OAC 3745-52-15

    On-site storage rules for large quantity generators (LQGs): OAC 3745-52-17

    On-site storage rules for small quantity generators (SQGs): OAC 3745-52-16

    On-site storage rules for very small quantity generators (VSQGs): OAC 3745-52-14

Regulatory Agency

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization RCRA Hazardous Waste Section

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 requirements for generators accumulating (storing) hazardous waste on-site without a permit through its adoption of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Ohio as of October 5, 2020. The state follows the federal hazardous waste storage rules and adds more stringent storage facility standards for permitted storage facilities.

Administration and enforcement The Ohio EPA's Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage rules in Ohio.

State Requirements


ORCA 3734.05 and OAC 3745-50-01 to 3745-50-66

Ohio's permit and operation requirements for hazardous waste storage facilities include the federal standards plus the state's additional requirements in connection with the permit application process. Unlike the federal rules, Ohio requires storage facilities to pay a ...

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