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

9VAC20-120-650. Disposal of treated wastes.

A. Regulated medical waste that has been treated by an alternate treatment technique and managed in compliance with this chapter is no longer regulated medical waste and is solid waste. Treated solid waste may be compacted.

B. All regulated medical waste that has been treated shall be placed in opaque plastic bags and sealed. The bags may not be red in color. Where bulk treatment is used and the solid waste is compacted and immediately placed in closed bulk solid waste management containers, which are more than 64 gallons in volume, the repackaging of the treated solid waste in bags is not required.

C. Regulated medical waste treated in compliance with Part VII, Part VIII or Part IX shall be deemed to be treated in accordance with this chapter. Regulated medical waste not treated in accordance with this chapter shall not be transported, received for transport or disposal, or disposed of in any solid waste management facility.

D. Small scale processes providing treatment of no more than five pounds per day (monthly average) of regulated medical waste in accordance with this part are not required to shred or grind the waste. Small scale facilities that do not grind or shred the waste must seal the treated waste in an orange plastic bag and securely attach a tag or label with the following message in indelible ink and legible print of a 21-point or greater typeface:

"The generator certifies that this waste has been treated in accordance with the Virginia Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations and is no longer regulated medical waste.

Treated: (include date treatment performed)

Generator: (include name, address and telephone number of generator)."

Statutory Authority

Chapter 14 (§ 10.1-1400 et seq.) of Title 10.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 9.3, eff. June 29, 1994.

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