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26.13.11.00.htm 26.13.11.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 13 DISPOSAL OF CONTROLLED HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES Chapter 11 Special Medical Wastes Authority: Environment Article, §7-104, 7-201 et seq. 9-252, and 9-314, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.13.11.01.htm 26.13.11.01. 01 Purpose and Scope.. This chapter identifies those solid wastes that are subject to regulation as special medical wastes under COMAR 26.13.12 and 26.13.13. In this chapter:A. Regulation .02 defines the terms "solid waste" and "special medical waste" identifies those wastes that are excluded, and establishes management requirements for special medical waste;B. Regulations .02 and .03 set forth the criteria used by the Department to identify special medicalC. Special medical wastes
26.13.11.02.htm 26.13.11.02. 02 Definitions.. A. The following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Anatomical material" means human or animal body parts, including tissues and organs.. 2) "Blood" means human blood, human blood components, and products made from human blood.. 3) "Blood-soiled article" means any article that contains blood in any form as a result of contact with blood.3-1) "Contaminated item" means an item for which it is known or reasonably anticipated that blood or
26.13.11.03.htm 26.13.11.03. 03 Exclusions.. A. The following solid wastes are not special medical wastes:. 1) Household waste, including household waste that has been collected, transported, stored, treated, disposed of, recovered, or reused. "Household waste" means any waste material (including garbage, trash, and sanitary wastes in septic tanks) derived from households (including single and multiple residences, hotels, and motels)2) Wastes generated in the handling of an animal unless the generator knows
26.13.11.9999.htm 26.13.11.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―03 adopted as an emergency provision effective September 28, 1988 (15:22 Md. R. 2549) emergency status extended at 16:4 Md. R. 493 (Emergency provisions are temporary and not printed in COMAR)Regulation .02 amended effective April 20, 1998 (25:8 Md. R. 599). Regulation .02B amended effective April 21, 2008 (35:8 Md. R. 812). Regulation .03E amended effective December 23, 1991 (18:25 Md. R. 2759).
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