Ohio Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Infectious waste: Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 3734.021 and regulations at Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-27-30 to 3745-27-39

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Applicability: OAC 3745-27-01

Generators: OAC 3745-27-30

Large quantity generators (LQGs): OAC 3745-27-30(B)

Small quantity generators (SQGs): OAC 3745-27-30(A)

Treatment facilities:

Approved treatment methods: OAC 3745-27-32

Permit requirements: OAC 3745-27-37

Operational requirements: OAC 3745-27-32(I)

Storage requirements: OAC 3745-27-35

Hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs): OAC 3745-75-01 to 3745-75-06

Regulatory Agencies

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Solid and Infectious Waste Management

Ohio EPA Division of Hazardous Waste Management

Ohio EPA Division of Air Pollution Control

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Local air pollution control agencies

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has received delegated authority from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement and enforce the federal standards for incineration in Ohio. See the national section INCINERATION OF WASTES for more information. Ohio regulates the same categories of infectious medical waste as the federal program. See the national section MEDICAL WASTE for additional information on the federal program.

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State Requirements

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