Ohio EPA Proposes to Revise Eight Municipal Solid Waste Rules


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Ohio EPA Proposes to Revise Eight Municipal Solid Waste Rules

By: Steve Williamson, CPG

On July 6, 2020, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management filed eight municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill rules with the Joint Committee on Agency Review.  The eight rules proposed for revision are:

  1. 3745-27-02 Permit to install
  2. 3745-27-05 Applicability and relation to other laws
  3. 3745-27-06 Sanitary landfill facility permit to install application
  4. 3745-27-07 Additional criteria for approval of sanitary landfill facility permit to install applications
  5. 3745-27-08 Sanitary landfill facility construction
  6. 3745-27-09 Sanitary landfill facility operating record
  7. 3745-27-11 Final closure of a sanitary landfill facility
  8. 3745-27-14 Post-closure care of sanitary landfill facilities

The public comment period will run until August 12, 2020. On that date, the Ohio EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on the rules. The link to the virtual hearing is at the Ohio EPA’s webex events site: https://ohioepa.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=ohioepa&service=6

Written comments can be submitted during the virtual public hearing or emailed to Michelle Mountjoy at michelle.mountjoy@epa.ohio.gov.


Steve Williamson is a Senior Scientist with Cox-Colvin & Associates, Inc. He holds a BS degree in Environmental Health and an MS degree in Hydrogeology from Wright State University. Mr. Williamson has over 30 years' experience working on brownfields, solid and hazardous waste, and groundwater contamination projects in Ohio and the Midwest.