Earlier this week, Ohio EPA announced via public notice a final rule for hazardous waste wipes and apparel exclusions. The final rule concerns an Ohio-specific rule to conditionally exclude contaminated wipes and apparel (that are not currently excluded under the solvent wipe rule) from regulation under the hazardous waste regulations when certain conditions are met.
The apparel would include, but not be limited to, gloves, uniforms, smocks, and coveralls that are laundered and intended for reuse.
OMA sent in several sets of comments during the rulemaking process including this final set of comments submitted in July. The EPA improved the rule from its initial draft, but the rule is still more complicated than it need be.10/29/2018