Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management
Ohio Department of Commerce Division of the State Fire Marshal Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Ohio's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules, as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and underground storage tanks (USTs). Ohio has received RCRA authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). RCRA authorization allows the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.
To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, a state's waste management rules must be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the federal RCRA rules. To maintain federal authorization, OEPA must adopt EPA's latest RCRA rules or ...