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Virginia Administrative Code
9/25/2022

Part V. Special Requirements for Storage Facilities

Article 8
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9VAC20-120-330. Application.

The requirements of this part apply only to areas of storage where more than 200 gallons of regulated medical waste are accumulated, including storage of regulated medical waste during transportation and at incinerator, steam sterilization and other treatment and disposal facilities. This part applies to areas used to transfer a load of regulated medical waste from one vehicle to another during transportation, or park a vehicle containing regulated medical waste during transportation for 24 hours or more. This part also applies to areas that are exempt from permitting requirements as specified in 9VAC20-120-170 B, which includes designated on-site storage areas. Regulated medical waste holding areas exempt from the requirements of this part are discussed in 9VAC20-120-170 A and C.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 5.1, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

9VAC20-120-340. Sanitation.

All areas used to store regulated medical waste must be clean and impermeable to liquids. Carpets and floor coverings with cracks or gaps shall not be used in storage area. Where tile floors are used and seams are present in the tile, the floor must be sealed with wax or other floor coatings in order to meet this requirement. Vectors shall be controlled.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 5.2, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

9VAC20-120-350. Access.

All areas used to store regulated medical waste must have access control that limits access to those persons specifically designated to manage regulated medical waste.

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 § 5.3, eff. June 29, 1994.

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, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

9VAC20-120-370. Drainage and ventilation.

All floor drains shall discharge directly to an approved sanitary sewer system. All ventilation shall discharge so as to minimize human exposure to the effluent. Storage, transport and transfer to, from, and between vehicles shall be under a cover or packaged in a container that protects the waste from the elements and over a floor or bermed pavement that will contain leaks and spills of liquid from the waste. No requirement for cover, floor, or pavement shall be construed if the activity is transient in nature, such as in the case of spill cleanup or weekly collection of waste packages from professional offices for transport.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 5.5, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

9VAC20-120-380. Facilities for management of reusable carts or containers.

Waste managed in reusable carts or containers shall meet the special requirements for reusable containers in 9VAC20-120-260.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 5.6, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

9VAC20-120-390. Container management.

Persons loading, unloading, or handling containers of regulated medical waste shall wear appropriate personal protective equipment.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 5.7, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

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