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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 120. Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations
9/18/2020

9VAC20-120-360. Temperature Control and Storage Period.

Any regulated medical waste stored for more than seven days must be refrigerated, stored in an ambient temperature between 35° and 45°F (2° and 7°C). If the material is stored away from the site of generation and the time in storage is unknown, the regulated medical waste must be refrigerated. No regulated medical waste shall be stored for more than 15 days at the site of generation. Procedures shall be provided to ensure that the above storage timeframes are met. The date that the waste is first placed in storage will be provided on any outer packaging while the waste is in storage.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 5.4, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

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