Governing Law and Regulations
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management
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. Ohio refers to its medical waste as "infectious waste." The state's infectious waste regulations include requirements for generators and treatment facilities in connection with the segregation, management, storage, and treatment of infectious waste. Treated infectious waste may be disposed of in an Ohio licensed solid waste disposal facility.
Hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) are regulated by the federal New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for new HMIWIs. Existing HMIWIs must comply with state regulations consistent with the federal emissions guidelines, or, in the absence of such ...