Ohio House Approves Manning Plan For Regulatory Reform
Advanced Technologies To Be Used To Improve Reporting
May 25, 2012
 
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A proposal to greatly improve the way Ohio's solid, hazardous and infectious waste industries perform employee background checks was approved Thursday by the Ohio House of Representatives. Sponsored by State Senator Gayle Manning (R - North Ridgeville), the legislation calls for the state's Environmental Background Investigation Unit (EBIU) to employ the same innovative, cutting-edge technology that is currently used by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). Criminal checks can sometimes take as long as 18 months to reach the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The legislation will allow for results to be received as quickly as within 24hours, through the use of the Retained Applicant Fingerprint Database Information Exchange (also known as RAPBACK). This is the same technology being used for the required background checks of Ohio's teachers. "Ohio's hazardous and infectious waste industries have needed an update of this kind for a long time now," Manning said. "By setting forth an efficient and accurate process to get the job done, we will help our state's job creators and businesses thrive in today's economy." Roughly 175 facilities in Ohio must comply with current EBIU regulations. Additionally, approximately 130 hazardous or solid waste facilities, as well as a number of scrap tire and infectious waste facilities, are also subject to the current environmental background investigation statutes. Under the new law, key employees will be required to submit a waiver for a FBI background check in order to ensure the absence of any federal criminal activity. "I am confident that passage of this legislation will not only be of great help to small business owners across the state, but also encourage them to expand their workforce through a number of new hires," Manning said.
Senator Gayle Manning represents the 13th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses Lorain and Huron counties and eastern portions of Seneca County.
 
 
 
  
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