Cleanup under RCRA - Corrective Action and Closure

Oversees RCRA hazardous waste facility closures and RCRA corrective actions. Cleanup under RCRA generally falls under one of two programs: closure or corrective action.

Hazardous waste facilities will eventually stop generating and/or receiving waste for treatment, storage or disposal. At that time, the owner/operator must either remove all waste that has accumulated in hazardous waste management units at the facility, or leave the waste in place while maintaining the units in such a way that ensures they will not pose an unacceptable future threat to human health and the environment. This is referred to as RCRA closure.

Past and present activities at hazardous waste facilities have sometimes resulted in releases of hazardous waste and hazardous constituents into soil, ground water, surface water, sediments and air. Hazardous waste regulations mandate that facilities investigate and clean up, or remediate, these releases. This program is known as RCRA corrective action.

  • Hazardous Waste Final Action Issues
  • Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Chapters Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3734 and Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapters 3745-50 through 57, 65 through 69, 205, 256, 266, 270, 273 and 279 contain the rules for hazardous waste management in Ohio. These rules were developed with input from stakeholders and can be viewed on the Division of Material and Waste Management’s web site.  To view these RCRA rules under DERR's Rule Page - Effective Rule Tab, click here
  • Ohio EPA Answer Place - Enables users to search frequently asked questions, or submit their own question/comment on a variety of Ohio EPA issues and topics. These links are filtered to provide responses specific to closure and corrective action questions:

Hagen, Erik Engineering, Plan Review, Data Analysis (614) 644-3173
Rickrich, Mark Assessment, Remediation, and Corrective Action (ARCA) Section Manager
(614) 644-2305
Allen, Mike Risk Assessment Unit Supervisor (614) 644-2322
Christman, Tim ARARs, Engineering (614) 644-2297
Shook, Lisa
Corrective Action, Closure Plan Review, Risk Assessment
(614) 644-2295
Vogel, Don
Closure Plan Review and Tracking (614) 644-4826