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)

Tank management requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): OAC 3745-52 17(A)

Tank management requirements for hazardous waste small quantity generators (SQGs): OAC 3745-52 16(A)

Regulatory Agencies

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Ohio as of October 5, 2020, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks. 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. The Ohio EPA's Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization 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

AIR EMISSIONS STANDARDS

Ohio has not yet adopted the federal organic air emissions standards applicable to hazardous waste tanks. However, because the ...


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