Governing Law and Regulations
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management 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 follows the federal rules for tanks that store or treat hazardous waste. The federal organic air emissions standards are in effect for hazardous waste tanks in Ohio. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use hazardous waste tanks must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees.
• Administration and enforcement. OEPA's Division of Materials and Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank rules in Ohio. EPA's Region 5 office enforces the federal organic air emissions rules in Ohio.
PERMITS AND FEES
Ohio's permit requirements for hazardous waste tanks include the federal standards plus the state's more stringent permit standards, permit application fees, and annual permit fees. See the state section TSDF PERMITS to review these requirements and fees. Ohio's treatment and disposal fees are discussed in the state sections HAZARDOUS WASTE TREATMENT and HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL, respectively.
AIR EMISSIONS STANDARDS