Rules and Laws

This page is designed to allow you to access current and pending rules within our program divisions. It also includes links to rule packages which are cross program in nature.

Links to outside sites which may be of use to individuals interested in rules or the rule-making process are also included. These sites include the Register of Ohio, which contains all state agency rule proposal packages and the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, which is the legislative committee responsible for the review and processing of all state agency rules.

All State of Ohio rules and regulations are available online through LAWriter. Because the online documents may not be updated as soon as changes are made, we recommend that you follow the links below to see specific rules and regulations by division to ensure that you are referencing the most current version.

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Early Stakeholder Outreach
Early stakeholder outreach is the first step in Ohio EPA's rule-making process. By sharing your comments early, Ohio EPA can consider different concepts and ensure our rule development takes into account the effect the rules will have.

Mandi Payton, Ohio EPA's Rules Coordinator
Mandi provides oversight of Agency rule review and processing and acts as the primary Agency contact with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. For questions or concerns, please email Mandi or call (614) 644-2782.