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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2952

42 USC 6992b. Regulations.



PUBLIC LAW 100-582—NOV. 1, 1988

or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of, or otherwise managed. "SEC. 11003 TRACKING OF MEDICAL WASTE. "(a) DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.—Not later than 6 months after the enactment of this subtitle, the Administrator shall promulgate regulations establishing a program for the tracking of the medical waste listed in section 11002 which is generated in a State subject to the demonstration program. The program shall (1) provide for tracking of the transportation of the waste from the generator to the disposal facility, except that waste that is incinerated need not be tracked after incineration, (2) include a system for providing the generator of the waste with assurance that the waste is received by the disposal facility, (3) use a uniform form for tracking in each of the demonstration States, and (4) include the following requirements: "(A) A requirement for segregation of the waste at the point of generation where practicable. "(B) A requirement for placement of the waste in containers that will protect waste handlers and the public from exposure. "(C) A requirement for appropriate labeling of containers of the waste. "(b) SMALL QUANTITIES.—In the program under subsection (a), the Administrator may establish an exemption for generators of small quantities of medical waste listed under section 11002, except that the Administrator may not exempt from the program any person who, or facility that, generates 50 pounds or more of such waste in any calendar month. "(c) ON-SITE INCINERATORS.—Concurrently with the promulgation of regulations under subsection (a), the Administrator shall promulgate a recordkeeping and reporting requirement for any generator in a demonstration State of medical waste listed in section 11002 that (1) incinerates medical waste listed in section 11002 on site and (2) does not track such waste under the regulations promulgated under subsection (a). Such requirement shall require the generator to report to the Administrator on the volume and types of medical waste listed in section 11002 that the generator incinerated on site during the 6 months following the effective date of the requirements of this subsection. "(d) TYPE OF MEDICAL WASTE AND TYPES OF GENERATORS.—For

each of the requirements of this section, the regulations may vary for different types of medical waste and for different types of medical waste generators. 42 USC 6992c.



"(a) REQUIREMENTS FOR AccESS.—For purposes of developing or assisting in the development of any r ^ u l a t i o n or report under this subtitle or enforcing any provision of this subtitle, any person who generates, stores, treats, transports, disposes of, or otherwise handles or has handled medical waste shall, upon request of any officer, employee, or representative of the Environmental Protection Agency duly designated by the Administrator, furnish information relating to such waste, including any tracking forms required to be maintained under section 11003, conduct monitoring or testing, and permit such person at all reasonable times to have access to, and to copy, all records relating to such waste. For such purposes, such officers, employees, or representatives are authorized to—