Solid Waste and Infectious Waste Regulations (Ohio)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Ohio

Applies to States or Provinces Ohio
Name Solid Waste and Infectious Waste Regulations (Ohio)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


This chapter of the law that establishes the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency establishes the rules and regulations regarding solid waste.

The chapter establishes specific regulations for biomass facilities, which includes permitting, siting, operation, safety guidelines, and closing requirements.

Siting regulations include setbacks from waste handling areas for state facilities (1000 feet from jails, schools), requirements for not siting such facilities in floodways, and is not located in a national or state park, or recreation area. Other specific setbacks are as follows:

250 feet from surface water

250 feet from areas designated by the Department of Natural Resources as either a national wildlife refuge or a national scenic river

250 feet from a domicile

250 feet from areas designated by the United States Forest Service as either a special interest area or a research natural area in the Wayne national forest

250 feet from surface waters of the state designated by Ohio EPA as either a state resource water, a coldwater habitat, or an exceptional warmwater habitat.

The Ohio EPA's Division of Materials and Waste Management runs a Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities program to administer the law.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Bruce McCoy
Department Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Division Division of Materials and Waste Management

Phone (614) 728-5345


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Chapter 3745-27
Date Effective 2007
Date Enacted 2003