Any business in Ohio, especially one involved in manufacturing, likely find itself subject to the regulations of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. As a state with an authorized environmental program, the Ohio EPA is allowed to make its state regulations more strict and more broad than those of the Federal USEPA. Even where the regulations of the USEPA and Ohio EPA are similar, there can be differences in how the state chooses to interpret and enforce those regulations. If you are subject to the regulations of the Ohio EPA then it is in your best interest to pay attention to their announcements, notices, and deadlines. A good way to do that is to subscribe to the quarterly newsletter published by the Ohio EPA. It’s a great way to stay informed of regulatory updates that may have a direct impact on your compliance status and suggestions on pollution prevention technologies.
In addition to receiving updated information, you can use the above link to review past newsletters. See what you missed!
My recommendation to anyone involved in regulatory compliance is to stay informed. The Ohio EPA Compliance and Prevention Newsletter is one way to do that.
From the Ohio EPA website:
Keep up with current pollution prevention and compliance assistance activities in Ohio and elsewhere. Find out what other industries are doing in the environmental arena, get regulatory updates, and info on new P2 technologies. If you have any comments or suggestions, we’d like to hear from you. Please send any comments or suggestions to Dave Foulkes or call (614) 644-3469.
The Ohio EPA regulations require training for Hazardous Waste Personnel and HazMat Employees. Contact me for this training or any questions you may have about the management of hazardous waste or the transportation of hazardous materials.
If your interest extends beyond Ohio, you may wish to consider subscribing to my monthly HazMat Transportation and RCRA Newsletter