Ohio Universal Wastes regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste rule: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-273-01 to 3745-273-81

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Definition: OAC 3745-273-09(C)

Applicability: OAC 3745-273-89(B)

Management: OAC 3745-273-13(F) and OAC 3745-273-33(F)

Labeling: OAC 3745-273-14(G) and OAC 3745-273-34(G)

Response to releases: OAC 3745-273-13(F)(9) and OAC 3745-273-33(F)(9)

Aerosol cans:

Definitions: OAC 3745-273-09(A)

Applicability: OAC 3745-273-89(A)

Accumulation time limits: OAC 3745-273-15 and OAC 3745-273-35

Management: OAC 3745-273-13(E) and OAC 3745-273-33(E)

Labeling: OAC 3745-273-14(F) and OAC 3745-273-34(F)

Response to releases: OAC 3745-273-13(F)(9) and OAC 3745-273-33(F)(9)

Paint and paint-related waste:

Definitions: OAC 3745-273-09(L) and OAC 3745-273-09(M)

Applicability: OAC 3745-273-89(C)

Management: OAC 3745-273-13(G) and OAC 3745-273-33(G)

Labeling: OAC 3745-273-14(H) and OAC 3745-273-34(H)

Response to releases: OAC 3745-273-13(G)(9) and OAC 3745-273-33(G)(9)

Destination facilities:

Recycling: OAC 3745-273-60(C)

Regulatory Agency

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization RCRA Hazardous Waste Section

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio follows the federal universal waste rule with additional state provisions. Effective in late December 2017, Ohio added antifreeze, aerosol cans, and paint and paint-related waste to its list of universal wastes. In addition, the state has certain requirements for destination facilities entering a recyclable universal waste material into a recycling process within 72 hours after the arrival of the material at the facility.

Administration and enforcement. The Ohio ...

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