In an article last year I wrote of the proposed change to the frequency of the Hazardous Waste Report in Ohio. The (at that time) proposal would change the frequency of the report from annual to biennial (every two years).
On January 24, 2013 the Ohio EPA announced the finalization of the rules package (known as the “Biennial Set”) making this proposal effective as of February 5, 2013. As of that date the Hazardous Waste Report in Ohio will be due March 1st of every even-numbered year for the previous calendar year.
This eliminates the Annual Hazardous Waste Report due March 1, 2013 for calendar year 2012 in Ohio. The next due date for the report will be March 1st of 2014 for calendar year 2013.
This change will impact the reporting responsibilities for the following Ohio facilities:
- Treatment Storage & Disposal Facilities (TSDF)
- Large Quantity Generators of hazardous waste
- Small Quantity Generators of hazardous waste – if required to submit the report by Ohio EPA
This change should not have any impact on facilities outside of Ohio except for TSDF’s who accept hazardous waste from generators in Ohio, they may need to only provide information to their customers every other year instead of annually.
This change brings Ohio in line with the regulations of the US EPA which mandate a biennial frequency for the hazardous waste report. Ohio prior to this rule was like many states with an authorized hazardous waste program that choose to go above and beyond the Federal standards.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions about the regulations of the US EPA or the Ohio EPA.