Comparison of State and Federal Hazardous Waste Rules
General Summary (find a description of Federal Rules here).
Ohio follows the federal rules for hazardous waste management and also has more stringent state requirements.
1. Do I need an EPA ID number to handle hazardous wastes
In Ohio, you submit a copy of EPA Form 9029 to obtain an EPA ID number. You can also call 614-644-2977 and ask for a copy of the Notification of Regulated Waste Activity booklet. You will be sent a booklet containing the three-page form and instructions for completing it. Mail the completed and signed original EPA Form 9029 to Ohio EPA DHWM, Regulatory and Information Services, PO Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049. For courier deliveries, use Ohio EPA DHWM, Regulatory and Information Services, 122 S. Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. For further information and instructions, view the Ohio permit information web page.
2. How do I determine my generator status?
Ohio follows the federal rules for defining generator status.
3. How can I tell if the waste materials I handle are considered
Ohio follows the federal rules for defining hazardous wastes.In Ohio, solid waste is called "waste." Hazardous waste falls under this definition.
4. How long can I store hazardous wastes on site?
Ohio follows the federal rules for storing hazardous wastes.Owners and operators of hazardous waste storage facilities must comply with stricter permit application requirements and pay fees. Generators that accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit must record weekly inspections of container storage areas.
5. Who can transport and receive the wastes I ship off site?
Ohio follows the federal rules for shipping hazardous wastes to a TSD.Hazardous waste transporters must be registered with OEPA; have their vehicles "identified" by PUCO; and meet state discharge notification and manifest requirements.
6. What records do I have to keep?
Ohio follows the federal rules for recordkeeping.Generators must keep annual reports on file for at least three years.
7. Do I have to file reports?
Ohio follows the federal rules for reporting. LQGs must file an annual report.
8. What training requirements do I have to meet?
Ohio follows the federal rules for training.
9. What differences between states may exist with regard to use of the the new standardized manifest form?
As of September 5, 2006, the new standardized manifest form (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A) must be used in every state to track hazardous waste shipments. There will be no state variations of the new federal form and states may not require information to be included on the form that is in addition to that required by federal rules. That said, some differences between states may exist with regard to use of the form. For Ohio these differences include:
Additional Wastes: None.
Ohio EPA will still not require generators or TSDs to send them a copy of the manifest.
Other Notes, Comments::
Transporters must follow specific storage requirements for the manifest in their vehicles.
10. What are some other differences between federal and state
LQGs must comply with additional state plan amendment and notification requirements in regard to contingency plans.CESQG's are not allowed to dispose of their hazardous waste in the state's municipal or non-municipal solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. Disposal is allowable in other state's landfills that are permitted, licensed, or registered. Generators that dispose of hazardous waste on-site must pay a disposal fee.