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Ohio EPA Adopts New Universal Waste Rules

2/14/2018

Ohio EPA has adopted new Ohio-specific Universal Waste Rules, adding three new types of universal waste to the existing rules. The new rules allow hazardous non-empty aerosol containers, hazardous paint and paint-related wastes, and hazardous antifreeze to be classified and managed as universal waste under OAC Chapter 3745-273. The new rules became effective on December 21, 2017.

US EPA Withdraws "Once In, Always In" Policy

2/5/2018

In a guidance memorandum dated January 25, 2018, US EPA withdrew its “once in, always in” policy for the classification of “major sources” of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) under section 112 of the Clean Air Act.

Ohio SARA 312 Tier 2 Reporting Update

1/11/2018

Effective January 15, 2018, Ohio EPA has adopted amendments to OAC rule 2750-30-25, which changes the definition of “hazardous chemicals.”

Ohio EPA’s Draft Startup, Shutdown or Malfunction and Scheduled Maintenance Rules

12/12/2016

Ohio EPA is soliciting comments on the draft Startup, Shutdown or Malfunction and Scheduled Maintenance (SSM & SM) Rules contained in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Rules 3745-14-11, 3745-15-01, 3745-15-06, and 3745-17-07.

US EPA’s Startup, Shutdown and Malfunction Rule SIP Call

7/25/2016

Just a reminder, as part of Ohio EPA’s early stakeholders outreach, Ohio EPA is soliciting comments on the Startup, Shutdown and Malfunction and Scheduled Maintenance (SSM & SM) State Implementation Plan (SIP) call until July 28, 2016.

U.S. EPA Adopts New Ozone NAAQS

11/3/2015

On October 1, 2015, US EPA announced that it will lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70 ppb.

GT Celebrates 20th Anniversary

11/2/2015

It was twenty years ago this past weekend that Michael Greenberg and Chuck Taylor started GT Environmental, Inc. (GT).

New Model General Permits for Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Coating Lines

10/27/2015

On September 30, 2015, Ohio EPA issued four new model general permits for miscellaneous metal parts and products coating lines (GP 3.10, 3.11, 3.12 and 3.13) which replace the original seven general permits (GP 3.1 through 3.7).

Ohio EPA Regulatory Information Update

5/14/2015

In May and June 2015, Ohio EPA has a number of rule comment periods and early stakeholder outreach sessions scheduled. As a service to our readers and clients here are descriptions of some of Ohio EPA regulatory activities.

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