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Medical Waste
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This topic provides an overview of federal medical waste requirements, including Clean Air Act (CAA) regulations as they relate to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerator (HMIWI) rules, and to the Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous material transport rules. Certain medical waste treatment technologies under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) also may apply.
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Final Regulations 40 CFR 52 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans for Mississippi: Infectious Waste Incinerator Requirements 12/20/2002National
Final Regulations 40 CFR 60 - Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators 04/04/2011National
Final Regulations 40 CFR 60 and 62 - Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators 05/13/2013National
Proposed Regulations 40 CFR 62 - Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; District of Columbia; Emissions from existing HMIWIs 07/03/2013National
Final Regulations 40 CFR 62 - Approval and Promulgation of State Air Quality Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; District of Columbia; Existing HMIWIs 07/03/2013National
Final Regulations 40 CFR 62 - Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Memphis, Tennessee; Control of Emissions from Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators 06/10/2009National
Proposed Regulations 40 CFR 62 - Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants; Memphis, Tennessee; Control of Emissions from Existing Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators 06/10/2009National
Proposed Regulations 40 CFR Part 62 - Approval and Promulgation of State Plans for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 02/25/2002National
Proposed Regulations 40 CFR Part 62 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators 02/06/2007National
Notices Agency Information Collection Activities: Study of Unused Pharmaceuticals from Medical and Veterinary Facilities (New) 08/12/2008National
Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; State and Federal Emission Guidelines for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incineration (Renewal) 06/15/2009National
Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; State and Federal Emission Guidelines for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators 06/02/2006National
Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; State and Federal Emission Guidelines for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators (Renewal) 09/21/2012National
Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission of EPA ICR No. 1899.02 (OMB No. 2060-0422 to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request 12/26/2002National
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Notices Best Management Practices for Unused Pharmaceuticals at Health Care Facilities 09/08/2010National
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Guidance Documents HMIWI Regulation Timeline  National
PowerPoints Infectious Materials Transportation  National
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Training Exercises Infectious Materials Transportation  National
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Notices New Jersey Regulations on Transportation of Regulated Medical Waste 11/10/2011National
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