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Medical Waste
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This topic provides an overview of federal medical waste requirements, including 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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Guidance Documents 2014 DEA Rules Regarding Convenient But Safe and Secure Prescription Drug Disposal Options  National
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
Notices Agency Information Collection Activities; State and Federal Emission Guidelines for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators (Renewal) 09/21/2012National
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Checklists Bloodborne Pathogens Do's and Don'ts  National
Guidance Documents Community Options for Safe Needle Disposal  National
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Guidance Documents EPA Guidance: Medicinal Nitroglycerine that Does not Exhibit the Reactivity Characteristic  National
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Guidance Documents EPA Slide Presentation: Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Propose Rule  National
Guidance Documents Frequent Questions about the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Proposed Rule  National
Guidance Documents HMIWI Fact Sheet  National
PowerPoints Infectious Materials Transportation  National
Quizzes Infectious Materials Transportation  National
Handout Infectious Materials Transportation  National
Training Exercises Infectious Materials Transportation  National
Training Exercises Infectious Materials Transportation  National
Speaker's Notes Infectious Materials Transportation  National
Trainer's Guides Infectious Materials Transportation  National
Audio Presentations Infectious Materials Transportation  National
Guidance Documents Managing Pharmaceutical Waste: A 10-Step Blueprint for Healthcare Facilities in the United States  National
Regulatory Analysis Medical Waste  National
Guidance Documents Pharmaceutical Waste: Tips for management and disposal before and after EPA's 2015 proposed regulations  National
Guidance Documents Safe Options for Home Needle Disposal  National
Guidance Documents Technical Assistance Manual: State Regulatory Oversight of Medical Waste Treatment Technologies  National
On-Demand Webinars Webinar (2015-09): New Hazardous Pharmaceuticals Rule: What You Need to Know to Ensure Operational Compliance with Imminent EPA Changes  National
Speaker's Notes Webinar (2016-05): The New Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule Explained: How to Develop Your Strategy for Compliance  National
On-Demand Webinars Webinar (2016-05): The New Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule Explained: How to Develop Your Strategy for Compliance  National
Speaker's Notes Webinar (2016-09): Hazardous Waste Pharmaceutical Rule: Important Updates to Your Compliance Obligations Explained  National
On-Demand Webinars Webinar (2016-09): Hazardous Waste Pharmaceutical Rule: Important Updates to Your Compliance Obligations Explained  National
Questions & Answers What are the specific packing regulations for syringes for medical waste disposal? 11/16/2005National
Questions & Answers Which states have more stringent requirements with regards to the transportation of medical waste? 11/30/2010National