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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 20. Virginia Waste Management Board
Chapter 120. Regulated Medical Waste Management Regulations
7/7/2020

9VAC20-120-990. Waste Residue Disposal.

A. Information on the characteristics of all waste residues (liquids and solids), and the mechanisms and models of their disposal shall be provided by the petitioner on the "Evaluation of Medical Waste Treatment Technology: Information Request Form." This information will include:

1. Description of residues (i.e., liquid, solid, shredded, hazardous constituents);

2. Waste designation (i.e. hazardous, special, general);

3. Disposal mechanism (i.e. landfilling, incineration, recycling); and

4. Recycling efforts, if anticipated, (i.e., waste types, amounts, percentages, name and location of recycling effort).

B. Information on waste residue disposal shall be provided by the user facility as required under site approval (9VAC20-120-960). This information shall include:

1. All information requested in 9VAC20-120-1000 A;

2. The site of disposal (name and address);

3. The mechanism of disposal (i.e. landfilling or incineration); and

4. The amounts of residues anticipated to be disposed (e.g., volume and weight per week).

C. If residues are to be recycled the following information shall be provided by the user facility as required under site approval (9VAC20-120-960). This information shall include:

1. The types of waste residue to be recycled;

2. The amounts of waste residue to be recycled;

3. The percentage of the total waste and waste residue to be recycled;

4. The recycling mechanism used; and

5. The name and location of the recycler.

D. Previously untreated medical wastes used in the development and testing of prototypical equipment shall be considered potentially infectious and will be required to be disposed as untreated medical waste.

E. Prototypical equipment testing using non-infectious or previously treated medical waste (i.e., treated by an approved process such as steam sterilization) that has been inoculated with recommended surrogate pathogens can be disposed as general solid wastes after verification of treatment effectiveness.

F. All liquid and solid waste residues will be disposed of in accordance with applicable state and local regulations.

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 § 11.16, eff. June 29, 1994.

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