Governing Law and Regulations
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA)
Ohio EPA Division of Drinking and Ground Waters (DDAGW)
Ohio EPA Division of Hazardous Waste Management
Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Ohio Department of Agriculture (DOA)
Ohio Department of Health (DOH)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Ohio's groundwater regulations for owners and operators of final permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal requirements with more stringent state rules for sampling, analysis, and groundwater quality assessment programs at interim status facilities. For additional guidance, see the national section GROUNDWATER.
• Administration and enforcement. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (Ohio EPA) Division of Drinking and Ground Waters (DDAGW) administers and enforces the groundwater rules in Ohio.
STATE GROUNDWATER PROGRAM
Ohio EPA's DDAGW has established a program to protect groundwater resources in Ohio. Specifically, the Groundwater Program: