State Spotlight: Ohio EPA

Environmental Compliance Guide for Auto Repair Facilities: If you operate an auto repair shop, whether a mechanical repair or body shop, it is important for you to know the Ohio EPA regulations that apply to your activities. You may need permits for air pollution sources or wastewater discharges. You may also be required to notify Ohio EPA if you generate any hazardous waste.

Complying with some regulations, such as getting a permit, may take some time. So, the earlier you look into your responsibilities under the rules, the better.

This guidebook, from the Ohio EPA’s Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP), summarizes some of the major environmental requirements that could apply to your auto repair shop. It may not cover every requirement, and should not be used as your only source of information on the regulations. It provides you with a starting point to identify areas where your business might be subject to regulation.

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OCAPP Catalog of Related Documents: This catalog was developed as a tool to help users quickly locate resources for auto repair/body shops such as Agency fact sheets, guidance documents, checklists, brochures, newsletters and reports.

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For additional state-specific information, click here or contact:

Ombudsman –
Mark Shanahan
50 West Broad Street, Room 1901
Columbus, OH 43215-5985
614-752-9188 (F)
800-225-5051 (state)

Small Business Environmental Assistance Program –
Rick Carleski
Lazarus Government Center
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, OH 43216-1049
614-644-2807 (F)

Mike Kelley
Lazarus Government Center
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, OH 43216-1049
614-644-2087 (F)

Click here for more information.
(January 2011)

Written by CCAR