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Ohio EPA Updates, January 12, 2021

Early Stakeholder Outreach- CRO 2022 Rules: Ohio EPA, Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization (DERR), is seeking stakeholder input on amendments to rules in the Cessation of Regulated Activities Program. The changes under consideration include changes based on the rules’ 5-year review required under Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 106.03. At this time, Ohio EPA intends to …

Environmental Update, December 21, 2020

Early Stakeholder Outreach – Review 2021 Rules: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization (DERR), is seeking early stakeholder input on amendments to the Hazardous Waste Management program. These rules are in the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Chapters 3745-50 to 3745-69, 3745-205, 3745-256, 3745-266, 3745-270, 3745-273, and 3745- 279, and regulate all facets …

Environmental Update, December 2020

Available for Comment – Draft General Permits for Natural Gas and No. 2 Oil-Fired Boilers: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) draft revised general permits for natural gas and No. 2 oil-fired boilers are available for comment. There are eight general permits available for four boiler capacity ranges (>10 to 19.9 …