Governing Law and Regulations
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management (DMWM)
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. The disposal and storage of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) waste in Ohio is regulated under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act and its rules, which are described in the national section PCB MANAGEMENT. In addition to the federal rules that require municipal solid waste landfills to inspect incoming loads for PCB wastes, Ohio EPA requires owners and operators of sanitary landfill facilities to implement a written program for PCB and hazardous waste prevention and detection.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA enforces the federal regulations for PCB disposal and storage in Ohio. Ohio EPA administers and enforces the PCB and hazardous waste prevention and detection program in Ohio.
PCB waste disposal in landfills is prohibited in Ohio. Sanitary landfill facility owners or operators must implement a written program with procedures to detect and prevent the disposal of regulated hazardous wastes and PCB wastes. The facility operators are required to place such program inspection records, generator certifications, waste screening information, and notification requirements into the facility ...