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Hazardous Waste

The Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization oversees the permitting, inspection, compliance and reporting of hazardous waste sites.   

What's New

Announcements/Highlights

Archived Announcements

February 8, 2018
  • Ohio EPA has added three new types of Universal Waste (UW) to our existing UW Rules. They are Paint and Paint-Related Waste, Antifreeze and Non-Empty Aerosol Containers. According to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rule 3745-51-09, UW are not fully regulated as hazardous waste. See OAC rule 3745-273-89 to learn which wastes are eligible to be managed as a universal waste under Chapter 3745-273.

Program Info/Services

  • Generator Requirements Any person who generates a waste (other than a household) must determine if the waste meets the definition of a hazardous waste. If the waste is hazardous, the generator must store, treat, transport and dispose of their hazardous waste, according to Ohio's hazardous waste rules.
  • Notification of Regulated Waste Activity U.S. EPA identification (ID) numbers are tracking numbers assigned by Ohio EPA's Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization (DERR) for certain hazardous waste, used oil and universal waste activities part of a nationwide effort to track hazardous waste from cradle-to-grave and to ensure protection of human health and the environment.
  • Financial Assurance An owner/operator of a hazardous waste treatment, storage and/or disposal facility establishes financial assurance to ensure that sufficient funds are available for closure/post closure/corrective action activities related to its hazardous and/or solid waste management units.
  • Corrective Action and Closure Oversees RCRA hazardous waste facility closures and RCRA corrective actions.
  • Transporters Hazardous waste transporters are individuals or entities that move hazardous waste from one site to another by highway, rail, water or air. Transporters are the second link in the cradle-to-grave chain.
  • Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities Treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDs) are the last link in the cradle-to-grave hazardous waste management system. The requirements for TSDs, are more extensive than the standards for hazardous waste generators and transporters. They include general facility operating standards, as well as standards for the various types of units in which hazardous waste is managed.
  • Universal Wastes The universal waste rules are intended to promote recycling as well as proper disposal by easing certain regulatory requirements. Universal wastes are specific hazardous waste streams that a generator can choose to manage in an alternative manner in place of the more complex hazardous waste requirements. These wastes typically are generated by numerous businesses and in the home.
  • Used Oil Used oil is defined as petroleum-based or synthetic oils that are used as lubricants, hydraulic fluid, heat transfer fluid (coolant), cutting fluid, buoyant or for some other similar purpose and become contaminated with physical and chemical impurities. Examples of used oil include: engine oils; lubricating oils; brake fluids; transmission fluids; insulating oils; metal cutting fluids; industrial process oils, compressor or refrigerant oils. Used oil that is not managed safely can pose a threat to humans and the environment.
  • Pharmaceuticals The hazardous waste pharmaceutical rules were developed specifically for the healthcare sector to address challenges posed by managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals under existing hazardous waste regulations. Healthcare Facilities that generate above very small quantity generator amounts of hazardous waste and all reverse distributors must manage their hazardous waste pharmaceuticals under these rules. Additionally, all healthcare facilities (including very small quantity generators who do not opt into the rules) and reverse distributors are prohibited from disposing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals down the drain (Sewer Ban).

How Do I?

File a Hazardous Waste Biennial Report

Visit the Hazardous Waste Reporting page for more information.

Obtain or update a RCRA EPA ID Number

Visit the Notification of Regulated Waste Activity page.  Notification using the RCRA Subtitle C Site Identification Form can be done electronically or on paper.

Resources

  • Hazardous Waste Rules Rules and laws governing the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • Guidance
  • Get Updates Subscribe to receive compliance assistance and rule-making information
  • Hazardous Waste Accumulation 30-Day Extension Requests
    Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rules 3745-52-16(D) and 3745-52-17(B) allow small and large quantity generators to request an extension to the 180/90-day accumulation time limit if the generator encounters unforeseen, temporary, and uncontrollable circumstances with transporting hazardous waste off-site. The Director of the Ohio EPA may grant up to a 30-day extension on a case-by-case basis. Please note, the request must be received by Ohio EPA prior to the expiration of the hazardous waste accumulation date to be considered for an extension.

    To request an extension, fill out the 30-Day Extension Form and submit electronically to: epaderrweb@epa.ohio.gov
    Please contact the Compliance Assurance Section of the Hazardous Waste Program at 614-644-2924 with any questions.

Contacts

Compliance

Mathews, Mitchell Manager (614) 644-2953
Heffelfinger, Tammy Supervisor (614) 644-2954
Ferron, Peter Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 728-5367
Kabelen, Zak Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 441-0262
Narotski, Bill Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 728-1264
Shipley, Kristie Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 728-5363

Information Management

Robertson, Frank Manager, Information Technology (614) 644-2306
Buchan, T.J. Electronic Design Specialist, DERR Webmaster (614) 644-2079

RCRA Information Management & Permitting

Mitchell, Bradley Environmental Manager (614) 728-5361
Canter, Paula Environmental Specialist 3 (614) 644-2923
Harvey, Sarah Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 728-5324
Pappas, Lexi Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 914-2527
Smith, Halee Environmental Specialist 2 (614) 441-0261