Ohio RCRA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio RCRA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management law and rules: Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 3734 and regulations at Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-5-01 to 3745-69-45 and OAC 3745-256-100 to 3745-279-82

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste management law and rules: ORCA 3734 and regulations at OAC 3745-27-01 to 3745-30-15, OAC 3745-37, OAC 3745-400, and OAC 3745-502

Underground storage tank (UST) management law and rules: ORCA 3737.87 to 3737.99, ORCA 3737-1-04, and regulations at OAC 1301:7-9

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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Ohio RCRA Resources

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Forms Source Reduction strategy Manual
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