Ohio EPA Hazardous Waste Accumulation 30-Day Extension Request Form Available


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Ohio EPA Hazardous Waste Accumulation 30-Day Extension Request Form Available

By: George Colvin, CPG, CHMM

Small quantity generators may accumulate hazardous waste on site for up to 180 days (or up to 270 days if transporting a distance of 200 miles or more).  Large quantity generators may accumulate hazardous waste generated onsite for up to 90 days without a permit. Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rules 3745-52-16(D) and 3745-52-17(B) allow small and large quantity generators, respectively, to request an extension to the 180/90-day accumulation time limit if the generator encounters unforeseen, temporary, and uncontrollable circumstances with transporting hazardous waste off-site. The Director of the Ohio EPA may grant up to a 30-day extension on a case-by-case basis. Ohio EPA recently created a one page 30-Day Extension Request Form to improve the extension request process. The form, to be submitted electronically, must be received by EPA prior to the expiration of the hazardous waste accumulation date to be considered for an extension.


George H. Colvin is a hydrogeologist with over 30 years of consulting experience. Much of his experience has focused on RCRA Corrective Action, RCRA closure, and groundwater investigation, monitoring, and cleanup. He holds a BS in Geology from Ohio University and MS in geology and hydrology from Vanderbilt University. He is a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists, a registered geologist in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.