Stack Height Requirements (Ohio)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Ohio|
|Name||Stack Height Requirements (Ohio)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Program Administrator||Ohio Environmental Protection Agency|
This chapter of the law establishes that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency provides regulations for stacks for industrial facilities. “Stack” means any chimney, flue, conduit or duct arranged to conduct any emissions to the ambient air, excluding flares. “Stack height” means the distance from the ground-level elevation at the base of the stack to the crown of the stack. If a stack arises from a building or other structure, the ground-level elevation of that building or structure will be used as the base elevation of the stack. For stacks in existence on January 12, 1979, the stack height calculated by the following formula: Hg= 2.5 H, where Hg = good engineering practice stack height, measured from the ground-level elevation at the base of the stack; and H = height of nearby structure(s) measured from the ground-level elevation at the base of the stack. For all other stacks, the stack height calculated by the following formula: Hg= H + 1.5 L, where L = height or projected width, whichever is less, of nearby structure(s).
|Contact Name||Muhammad Mereb|
|Department||Ohio Environmental Protection Agency|
|Division||Air Pollution Control|
|Address||P.O. Box 1049|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Chapter 3745-16|