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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Ohio follows the federal hazardous waste transporter rules and additionally requires hazardous waste transporters to be registered with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) and have their vehicles "identified" by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). All persons who transport hazardous materials (which includes hazardous wastes) into or through Ohio must apply to PUCO for a uniform hazardous materials registration and permit. This requirement is applicable to all "motor carriers." See the state section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for registration and permit information.
Hazardous waste transporters must comply with additional state discharge notification and manifest requirements in addition to all federal transporter regulations.
• Administration and enforcement. The Division of Materials and Waste Management of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) administers and enforces the hazardous waste transporter rules in Ohio. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) enforces the rules for permitting motor vehicles.