Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
10/6/2022

9VAC20-120-400. Application.

The requirements of this part apply to all transportation of 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 § 6.1, eff. June 29, 1994.

9VAC20-120-410. Sanitation.

Surfaces of equipment used to transport regulated medical waste must be clean and impermeable to liquids, if those areas are involved with the management of the waste. Carpets and floor coverings with cracks or gaps shall not be used. Vectors shall be controlled. All trucks and equipment used to transport regulated medical waste must be thoroughly cleaned with detergent or hospital grade disinfectant before being used for any other purpose and prior to any transfer of ownership. Any areas of trucks or equipment that are visibly contaminated, or that become contaminated as a result of a spill, will be immediately decontaminated in accordance with 9VAC20-120-280 A 4.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 6.2, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

9VAC20-120-420. Access.

All vehicles and equipment used in the transportation of regulated medical waste must have access control that limits access to those persons specifically designated to manage regulated medical waste.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 6.3, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

9VAC20-120-430. Temperature control and storage period.

Any regulated medical waste that is stored for more than seven days must be refrigerated and maintained in an ambient temperature between 35° and 45°F (2° and 5°C). Any vehicle parked 24 hours or more during transport will be considered a storage facility subject to the requirements of Part V (9VAC20-120-330 et seq.) of this chapter. No storage during transport will be allowed without a permit issued in accordance with the procedures in Part X (9VAC20-120-680 et seq.) of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 6.4, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

9VAC20-120-440. Drainage.

Storage, transport and transfer to, from, and between vehicles shall be under a cover or 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. All drainage shall discharge directly to or through a holding tank to an approved sanitary sewer system. 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 § 6.5, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

9VAC20-120-450. Packaging and labeling.

No person shall transport or receive for transport any regulated medical waste that is not packaged and labeled in accord with Part IV (9VAC20-120-160 et seq.) of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 6.6, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

9VAC20-120-460. Management of spills of regulated medical waste.

A. All vehicles transporting regulated medical wastes are required to carry a spill containment and cleanup kit in the vehicle as specified in 9VAC20-120-270, whenever regulated medical wastes are conveyed.

B. Following a spill of regulated medical waste or its discovery, the procedures specified in 9VAC20-120-280 shall be implemented.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 6.7, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

9VAC20-120-470. Loading and unloading.

Persons loading and unloading transportation vehicles with 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 § 6.8, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

9VAC20-120-480. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 6.9, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 19, eff. July 4, 2013.

9VAC20-120-490. Transport by mail.

Transport of regulated medical waste by the United States Postal Services that fully complies with 39 CFR 111 shall be considered to be transportation in compliance with this chapter if:

1. The generator maintains a complete and legible copy of the manifest or mail disposal service shipping record for a period of three years (Note: disposer's certification and other tracking items must be completed and shown on the copy);

2. The addressee is a facility permitted by all the appropriate agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia or the host state; and

3. No package may be more than 35 pounds by weight.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 6.10, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 19, eff. July 4, 2013.

9VAC20-120-500. Transport using reusable carts or containers.

A. No reusable carts or containers that have been used to manage regulated medical waste may be transported unless they meet the provisions of 9VAC20-120-260 which requires cleaning of the cart.

B. Reusable carts or containers used to transport regulated medical waste must be sealed, highly puncture resistant, and highly leak resistant. They shall conform in all respects to 49 CFR Parts 172 through 178 for containers and transport of "regulated medical waste."

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1402 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR672-40-01:1 § 6.11, eff. June 29, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. June 19, 2002.

9VAC20-120-510. [Reserved].

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 18, eff. June 29, 1994.

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