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

9VAC20-120-70. Relationship to other bodies of regulation.

A. The Solid Waste Management Regulations (9VAC20-81) address other requirements for regulated medical waste management. Any regulated medical waste management facility must also conform to any applicable sections of the solid waste management regulations issued by the board and any special solid waste management regulations such as those defining financial assurance requirements. If there is a conflict between the details of regulations here and the others, this chapter is controlling.

B. Regulated medical waste management facility must also comply with any applicable sections of the Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (9VAC20-60) issued by the department. If there is a conflict between the details of regulations here and the hazardous waste management regulations, the latter regulations are controlling.

C. Intrastate shipment of hazardous materials is subject to the Regulations Governing the Transportation of Hazardous Materials (9VAC20-110) of the department. If there is a conflict between the details of regulations here and the hazardous materials transportation regulations, the latter are controlling.

D. Generators of regulated medical waste and regulated medical waste management facilities may be subject to the general industry standard for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens in 16VAC25-90-1910.1030 (29 CFR 1910.1030).

E. Persons transporting regulated medical waste are subject to the federal hazardous material transportation requirements in 49 CFR 171 through 178.

F. If there is a conflict between the regulations here and adopted regulations of another agency of the Commonwealth, the provisions of these regulations are set aside to the extent necessary to allow compliance with the regulations of the other agency. If neither regulation controls, the more stringent standard applies.

G. Nothing here either precludes or enables a local governing body to adopt ordinances. Compliance with one body of regulation does not insure compliance with the other, and, normally, both bodies of regulation must be complied with fully.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 2.6, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002; Volume 27, Issue 22, eff. August 3, 2011.

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