Ohio Medical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

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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Definitions: OAC 3745-27-01

Generators: OAC 3745-27-30

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

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

Large generator registration: OAC 3745-27-30(A)(6) and OAC 3745-27-36

Hospitals: OAC 3745-27-30(C)(9)

All generators: OAC 3745-27-30(C)

Treatment facilities:

Approved treatment methods: OAC 3745-27-32

Permit and license requirements: OAC 3745-27-37

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

Storage requirements: OAC 3745-27-35

Disposal papers: OAC 3745-27-33

Disposal requirements: OAC 3745-27-32(I)(18)

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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