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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-582—NOV. 1, 1988

102 STAT. 2951

title, and the Administrator shall determine whether to include the State within 30 days after receipt of the State's petition. "(d) EXPIRATION OF DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.—The demonstration program shall expire on the date 24 months after the effective date of the regulations under this subtitle. "SEC. 11002. LISTING OF MEDICAL WASTES.

42 USC 6992a.

"(a) LIST.—Not later than 6 months after the enactment of this Regulations. subtitle, the Administrator shall promulgate regulations listing the types of medical waste to be tracked under the demonstration program. Except as provided in subsection (b), such list shall include, but need not be limited to, each of the following types of solid waste: "(1) Cultures and stocks of infectious agents and associated biologicals, including cultures from medical and pathological laboratories, cultures and stocks of infectious agents from research and industrial laboratories, wastes from the production of biologicals, discarded live and attenuated vaccines, and cul, ture dishes and devices used to transfer, inoculate, and mix cultures. "(2) Pathological wastes, including tissues, organs, and body parts that are removed during surgery or autopsy. "(3) Waste human blood and products of blood, including serum, plasma, and other blood components. "(4) Sharps that have been used in patient care or in medical, research, or industrial laboratories, including hypodermic needles, syringes, pasteur pipettes, broken glass, and scalpel blades. "(5) Contaminated animal carcasses, body parts, and bedding of animals that were exposed to infectious agents during research, production of biologicals, or testing of pharmaceuticals. "(6) Wastes from surgery or autopsy that were in contact with infectious agents, including soiled dressings, sponges, drapes, lavage tubes, drainage sets, underpads, and surgical gloves. "(7) Laboratory wastes from medical, pathological, pharmaceutical, or other research, commercial, or industrial laboratories that were in contact with infectious agents, including slides and cover slips, disposable gloves, laboratory coats, and aprons. "(8) Dialysis wastes that were in contact with the blood of patients unde^oing hemodialysis, including contaminated disposable equipment and supplies such as tubing, filters, disposable sheets, towels, gloves, aprons, and laboratory coats. "(9) Discarded medical equipment and parts that were in contact with infectious agents. "(10) Biological waste and discarded materials contaminated with blood, excretion, excudates or secretion from human beings or animals who are isolated to protect others from communicable diseases. "(11) Such other waste material that results from the - administration of medical care to a patient by a health care provider and is found by the Administrator to pose a threat to human health or the environment. "(h) EXCLUSIONS FROM LIST.—The Administrator may exclude

from the list under this section any cat^ories or items described in paragraphs (6) through (10) of subsection (a) which he determines do not pose a substantiad present or potential hazard to human health