3745-273-89 Applicability- management standards for Ohio-specific universal wastes
Note: It would be helpful to read this rule first as it explains what wastes are eligible to be managed as universal waste. There was no room to place this rule in the beginning of the chapter.
Summary of proposed changes:
The purpose of designating a hazardous waste as a universal waste is to promote the proper handling, recycling or disposal of the hazardous waste by streamlining the regulations that apply to the waste. The hazardous wastes currently designated as universal wastes are batteries, mercury-containing equipment, certain pesticides and lamps. Ohio EPA is considering on adding hazardous non-empty aerosol containers, hazardous antifreeze and hazardous paint and paint-related wastes to the list of Ohio universal wastes. The universal waste rules are optional; a generator or handler of a waste designated as a universal waste has the option of handling the waste according to the universal waste rules or the traditional hazardous waste rules.
Each new universal waste will be subject to streamlined provisions that are tailored to address the risks the wastes may pose. The requirements include: labeling, tank and container standards, limited treatment provisions, accumulation time limits, employee training requirements, emergency response requirements and transportation according to applicable Department of Transportation rules.
Ohio EPA is accepting comment on these draft rules until December 21, 2016:
You may view the draft universal waste rules at http://epa.ohio.gov/derr/derrrules/rcra.aspx#176615080interested-party-review or call 614/644-2927 to obtain a copy.
Please submit your comments by regular mail or electronically to the following addresses. If you have questions, you may contact Karen Hale at 614/644-2927.
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, OH 43216-1049
- Written by Mark Baumgardner, CHMM
- Created: 07 December 2016
- Last Updated: 07 December 2016
Congratulations to the new NEOCHMM Executive Board! Chapter members in good standing had the opportunity to vote in October, and the following positions, effective immediately through December 2017, have been certified:
- Stacey Silla-Marx - President
- Nathan Walden – Vice-President
- Judy Stevens - Secretary
- Erik Shamberger - Treasurer
- Elise Allen – Member-at-Large
- Ken Doyle – Member-at-Large
Be sure to attend an upcoming meeting so you can congratulate our new Board members in person!
- Written by Herb Mausser, CHMM
- Created: 31 October 2016
- Last Updated: 31 October 2016
The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Managers (“AHMP”) held its Annual Conference at the Omni Shoreham in Washington DC. As Chapter Delegate from NEOCHMM, I can report that:
The AHMP is under new leadership Joe Jenkins, President and the new Board appeared to be well received at the Conference. The Conference included a robust Chapter Development Training Program, a reinvigorated Awards presentation and a realistic Emergency Response demonstration. The day-to-day management of the AHMP is under Management Solutions Plus (“MSP”), an association management firm. Leslie Edsall from MSP is the Executive Director for the AHMP. Angie Foreman is the day-to-day service contact. MSP appeared to be able to operate the National Conference smoothly.
About 450 persons attended the National Conference. This is down from about 750 persons that attended in the about 5 years earlier. With the new management firm, AHMP hopes to get conference attendance back up to the more recent averages.
For the first time in many years, the AHMP Treasurer, presented a detailed financial report. A. John McDonald is the current Treasurer. His report showed that AHMP has a profit about $ 20K on revenues of about $ 765K. This was supposedly the best profit in many years. However, the AHMP is still not in good financial position, because it is essentially “borrowing” from dues and conference fees anticipated later in the year, to pay the expenses in incurred earlier in year. The better model would be the dues and conference fees received in the current year would be banked to pay expenses in the following year. To reduce expenses, the AHMP cut its staff and went with MSP. Its lease on its office also expires at the end of the year and will not be renewed, as the operations are now run out of the offices of MSP.
Next year’s 2017 Annual Conference is at the OMNI in Fort Worth, Texas. This will be the 30th Anniversary of the AHMP. Special Events are planned to celebrate this Anniversary. The 2018 Annual Conference will be in Reno, Nevada. Attending the Conference every year is often a good way to accrue all the educational certification points necessary to renew your certification.
In a related matter, in support of the AHMP, The IHMM held their third quarter Board meeting at the Conference. To facilitate a closer working relationship between the organizations, many AHMP Officers also attended the IHMM Board Meeting and a joint reception after the meeting. IHMM also provided a status Report on the Institute at the Conference. The IHMM announced a “Reinstatement Policy,” where persons that have been decertified can be re-instated without retaking the certification test, assuming they meet the requirements of the policy. Some of key elements of the policy include that the person has not been decertified longer than 3 years and all back fees and late fees are paid.
Submitted by: Mark T. Baumgardner, CHMM Chapter Delegate
- Written by Mark Baumgardner, CHMM
- Created: 01 September 2016
- Last Updated: 01 September 2016