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: OAC 3745-52-34

Inspection records for large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs): OAC 3745-52-34(A)(1)(a), OAC 3745-52-34(D)(2), and OAC 3745-66-74

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 follows the federal hazardous waste storage rules and adds more stringent storage facility standards for permitted storage facilities and an additional requirement for large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs) accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit.

Administration and enforcement The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (OEPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management 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 permit application fee and an annual permit fee. For additional information regarding the state's permit application process and fees, see the state section TSDF PERMITS.


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