Hazardous Waste Rules
Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 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 Effective Rules tab.
This Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization (DERR) page provides information and access to current and pending rules on Ohio’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)-based Hazardous Waste Management program and Ohio’s Cessation of Regulated Operations (CRO) program.
The tabs below provide information and the status of specific DERR rule development activities and opportunities for public input, as well as the status of draft, proposed and effective rules.
Links to general information, which may be of use to individuals interested in rules or the rule-making process, can be found under the 'Additional information' tab. These sites include the Register of Ohio, which contains all state agency rule proposal packages, and the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR), which is the state legislative committee responsible for the review and processing of all state agency rules.
In accordance with Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3746, Ohio EPA developed the necessary rules with considerable input from a steering committee and technical subcommittees representing diverse interests, such as environmental advocacy groups, manufacturers, environmental consultants, cities and counties, bankers and medical professionals.
Within the Effective Rules tab, you may click on any rule number and view the entire text of the rule on your computer screen. Like all other directly viewable Web documents, you may also print out the entire rule text or save files to your PC hard drive while you are still logged into the web page.