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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Ohio has specific requirements for scrap tire transporters in connection with registration, management standards, portable equipment, annual reports, shipping papers, and closure.
• Administration and enforcement. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) administers and enforces the infectious waste and scrap tire transporter rules in Ohio. Some local health departments require that solid waste haulers be licensed.
Ohio refers to its medical waste as "infectious waste." In order to address federal preemption of state law regarding transportation and packaging of infectious waste, the OEPA has removed its infectious waste transportation rules that overlapped with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and U.S. Department of ...