Governing Law and Regulations
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.
AIR EMISSIONS STANDARDS
Ohio has not yet adopted the federal organic air emissions standards applicable to hazardous waste tanks. However, because the ...