Ohio EPA Comment Period Opens on Draft Revisions to RACT Requirements for VOC and NOx Emissions

OMA Connections Partner Vorys posted that Ohio EPA has proposed rules that will require additional Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emission controls for certain manufacturing and industrial operations located in the Cincinnati and Cleveland 2015 ozone nonattainment areas.

Vorys wrote that both the Cleveland and Cincinnati nonattainment areas failed to meet the ozone standard during the 2018-2020 ozone monitoring seasons and, thus, are going to be subject to more stringent Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements.

Ohio EPA’s Public Notice, Business Impact Analysis, Synopsis of Changes, and revised rules are available on Ohio EPA’s website. Comments on the draft revisions to OAC 3745-21 and OAC 3745-110 are due to Ohio EPA on or before June 18, 2021 and June 22, 2021, respectively. OMA expects to comment. Contact OMA’s Rob Brundrett. 5/21/2021