OMA Submits Official Comments to Ohio EPA on Universal Waste


The OMA-led initiative to expand Ohio EPA’s definition of universal waste to include more items, among them, paint and paint-related wastes, took another step forward this week.  The OMA working group submitted comments on Wednesday in reaction to Ohio EPA’s universal waste proposal. The OMA has been working closely with Ohio EPA over the past two years to expand Ohio’s universal waste program to include items now considered hazardous wastes, thus providing waste management relief for Ohio manufacturers. The OMA commented on a variety of issues from storage to transportation to management standards.  If all goes according to plan, Ohio EPA will review and accept OMA’s comments and issue a final rule in early 2017. Thank you to the members who participated in drafting comments.  12/22/2016