Upcoming Deadlines...

1/31: The fourth quarter and semi-annual air permit deviation reports are due. If you have a PER, check your permit-- you may still have a quarterly, semi-annual or annual report due!

2/15: If you opted for the straight calendar year reporting period, you probably have a PER due.  These reports are automatically created in eBusiness Center or should be mailed to you if your company is non-Title V. Synthetic Minor facilities are required to use eBusiness Center: Air Services to submit these reports. These reports are not applicable to Title V facilities.

3/1: EPCRA 311-312 (Tier II) report is due. If your facility is subject to this report, you can download the free software reporting tool at Some states require the use of different software. Check our your state’s reporting requirements at

3/1: The Ohio Hazardous Waste Biennial Report is due during even years (for the prior odd year). The next report is due for calendar year 2017 on 3/1/18. Subject facilities may use eBusiness Center: eDRUMS to submit these reports.

3/31: The annual greenhouse gas emissions report is due (e-GGRT) for subject facilities.

4/1: The Annual Operational Report for the Division of Solid and Infectious Waste Management is due.

Recent Deadlines...

If you renewed coverage under the Ohio general industrial storm water permit (OHR000006), your storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) needed to be updated by the end of 2017.

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Effective 12/21/17, the Ohio Universal Waste rules have been updated to add 3 wastes to the list: non-empty aerosol cans, hazardous paint and paint-related wastes, and hazardous anti-freeze (only propylene glycol and ethylene glycol--or aggregated batches of these chemicals) are now universal wastes in Ohio. Remember, if you ship these wastes out of state, they are probably still hazardous wastes in other states. The biggest changes for Ohio facilities are that the accumulation time extends from 90 days to 1 year, you do not need to count these wastes toward your generator classification status, and you do not need to inspect these waste containers weekly. Be sure to label containers as both universal and hazardous wastes if taking advantage of this change but still shipping out of state.

The RCRA hazardous waste rules have also changed... you can read about it here. These rules were effective 5/30/17 and the states must adopt the new rules by 7/1/18. The Ohio “Set O” rules will be effective on 2/12/18.


Still finding eBiz Air Services confusing? Ohio EPA has posted some Training Videos.

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