3745-50-20 Petitions to amend Chapter 3745-273 of the Administrative Code to include additional hazardous wastes.

(A) Any person seeking to add a hazardous waste or a category of hazardous waste to the universal waste rules of Chapter 3745-273 of the Administrative Code may petition for an amendment under this rule and rules 3745-273-80 to 3745-273-81 of the Administrative Code.

(B) To be successful, the petitioner must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the director that regulation under Chapter 3745-273 of the Administrative Code:

(1) Is appropriate for the waste or category of waste;

(2) Will improve management practices for the waste or category of waste; and

(3) Will improve implementation of the hazardous waste program.

(4) The petition must include the following information:

(a) The petitioner's name and address; and

(b) A statement of the petitioner's interest in the subject of the petition; and

(c) A description of the subject of the petition, including suggested regulatory language; and

(d) A statement of the need and justification for the subject of the petition, including any supporting tests, studies, or other information.

(5) The petition should also address as many of the factors listed in rule 3745-273-81 of the Administrative Code as are appropriate for the waste or category of waste addressed in the petition.

(C) The director will evaluate petitions using the factors listed in rule 3745-273-81 of the Administrative Code, and will grant or deny a petition using the factors listed in that rule. The decision will be based on the weight of evidence showing that regulation under Chapter 3745-273 of the Administrative Code is appropriate for the waste or category of waste, will improve management practices for the waste or category of waste, and will improve implementation of the hazardous waste program. If a petition for a regulatory amendment is granted, the director will propose rules pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to address the petition.

(D) The director may request additional information needed to evaluate the merits of the petition.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/14/2010 and 08/25/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3734.12
Rule Amplifies: 3734.12
Prior Effective Dates: 09/02/1997, 12/07/2004