Ohio Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank rules: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-55-90 to 3745-55-99 and OAC 3745-66-90 to 3745-66-101 (interim status)

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Federal organic air emissions standards: 40 CFR Part 264, Subparts AA, BB, and CC, and 40 CFR Part 265, Subparts AA, BB, and CC (interim status)

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements

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.


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