Generator and Facility Report Frequency will change from Annual to Biennial
Senate Bill 294 was signed by the Governor in early June, and becomes effective September 5, 2012. One component of that bill allows the Director of Ohio EPA to report certain hazardous waste management data to the Governor biennially now instead of annually. Ohio EPA intends to change certain annual reporting requirements to biennial reporting requirements to correspond with the federal program.
Under these intended rule changes, your “Hazardous Waste Annual Report” currently due March 1, 2013, for 2012 data would not be required to be submitted to Ohio EPA. Your first biennial report would be due March 1, 2014, for 2013 data.
The proposed “Biennial Set” rules that will change the annual reporting requirement to a biennial reporting requirement are on track to be final filed in late January or early February, 2013. We anticipate that their effective date will be in February, 2013.
However, if you normally submit other reports/data with your annual report that are not part of that report (e.g., the ground water monitoring annual report required by OAC 3745-65-94), those other reports/data will maintain their annual reporting requirement.
It is our goal to have annual to biennial rule amendments effective prior to March 1, 2013. If the process is delayed for some reason, Ohio EPA will use enforcement discretion and you will not be held to the annual report requirement that is changing to biennial.
For more information about the rulemaking, go to the Hazardous Waste Rulemaking Web page or to the Answer Place.
New for 2011 Reporting:
There are no form changes for 2011. There are two new Form Codes (waste pharmaceuticals, dried paint) and description enhancements to one Form Code and three Source Codes. Click here for a complete list.
Code changes for the 2013 cycle will be posted here once they are finalized by U.S. EPA.
Requirements for Generators:
OAC Rule 3745-52-41
OAC Rule 3745-52-44 (exemption)
Requirements for Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facilities:
OAC Rules 3745-54-75 or 3745-65-75
HW Report responses found on Ohio EPA’s AnswerPlace
Where do I send completed paper forms?
USPS Mailing Address
Ohio EPA – DMWM
PO Box 1049
Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Courier Delivery Address:
Ohio EPA – DMWM
Lazarus Government Center
50 W Town St, Suite 700