3745-27-36 Registration requirements for generators of infectious waste.

(A) Generator registration requirements.

(1) All persons who generate fifty pounds or more of infectious waste in any one month at any one location shall register with Ohio EPA as follows:

(a) Not later than thirty days after the last day of the month in which fifty pounds or more of infectious waste were generated, the generator must submit to Ohio EPA an application for a registration certificate accompanied by an application fee of one hundred forty dollars. The application fee is non-refundable and the check for the application fee shall be made payable to the "Treasurer-State of Ohio." A certificate is valid for three years.

(b) A registration certificate shall include all premises owned or operated by the generator which generates fifty pounds or more of infectious waste in any one month or treats infectious waste.

(c) A registration certificate is not transferable to another generator.

(2) Amendments. Any generator who holds a valid registration certificate under this rule shall ensure that all information that is contained on the registration certificate is correct and up to date by submitting an amended registration application form and obtaining an amended registration certificate that reflects any changes to current registrant information, premises information, or treatment method. No additional fee shall be charged to amend a registration certificate. An amended registration shall not alter the expiration date of the original registration certificate.

(3) Renewals. All generators who hold a valid registration certificate under this rule shall, at least thirty days prior to the expiration of the valid registration certificate, do one of the following:

(a) Submit an application to renew the registration.

(b) Submit to Ohio EPA a reversion to small generator application which states that fifty pounds or more of infectious waste in any one month is no longer generated by the generator at any premises operated by the generator.

The generator shall provide verification that no more than fifty pounds of infectious waste were generated in any one month during the six months prior to expiration, at a minimum. In addition, if untreated liquid infectious waste is disposed of on the premises, the generator shall include a monthly log of the amount produced.

(4) Upon written notification that an application is incomplete the applicant shall, within fifteen days of receipt of the notification, correct noted deficiencies and resubmit the form or application. A registration cycle shall not be considered to be extended in the event of a deficiency notification or late submittal of an application.

(5) The applicant, owner, or operator signing a document in accordance with this rule shall be one of the following:

(a) A person as defined in sections 3734.01 and 1.59 of the Revised Code.

(b) In the case of a corporation, a principal executive officer of at least the level of vice-president or a duly authorized representative, who is responsible for the overall operation of a facility where infectious waste is generated.

(c) In the case of a partnership, a general partner.

(d) In the case of sole proprietorship, the owner.

(e) In the case of a municipal, state, federal, or other governmental facility, the principal executive officer, the ranking elected official, or other duly authorized employee.

(f) In the case of a limited liability company, a manager, member, or other duly authorized representative of the limited liability company, if such representative is responsible for the overall operation of the facility.

(6) Persons, who as part of their business activities engage in the designation and segregation of infectious wastes at places including but not limited to crime or accident scenes, and who generate fifty pounds or more of infectious wastes per month are subject to the requirements of this rule.

Effective: 03/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/29/2012 and 03/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3734.021
Rule Amplifies: 3734.021
Prior Effective Dates: 04/06/90, 05/08/92, 12/01/97, 03/01/01, 7/5/07