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26.13.12.00.htm 26.13.12.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 13 DISPOSAL OF CONTROLLED HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES Chapter 12 Standards Applicable to Generators of Special Medical Waste Authority: Environment Article, §7-104, 7-201 et seq. 9-252, and 9-314, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.13.12.01.htm 26.13.12.01. 01 Purpose, Scope, and Applicability.. A. These regulations establish standards for generators of special medical waste.. B. A generator who treats, stores, or disposes of special medical wastes on-site shall only comply with the following regulations of this chapter with regard to that waste:1) Regulation .02 of this chapter for determining whether or not the generator has special medical waste;2) Regulation .03 of this chapter for obtaining an identification number;.
26.13.12.02.htm 26.13.12.02. 02 Special Medical Waste Determination.. A person who generates a solid waste, as defined in COMAR 26.13.02.02, shall determine if that waste is a special medical waste using the following method. A person shall:A. First determine if the waste is excluded from regulation under COMAR 26.13.11.03;. B. Then determine if the waste is a special medical waste pursuant to COMAR 26.13.11.02..
26.13.12.03.htm 26.13.12.03. 03 Maryland Identification Numbers.. A. A generator may not treat, store, dispose of, transport, or offer for transportation, special medical waste without having received a Maryland identification number from the Secretary.B. A generator who has not received a Maryland identification number may obtain one by applying to the Secretary. Upon receiving the request the Secretary will assign an identification number to the generator.C. A generator may not offer his special medical w
26.13.12.04.htm 26.13.12.04. 04 Shipping Papers.. A generator of special medical waste who transports, or offers for transportation, special medical waste for off-site treatment, storage, or disposal shall prepare shipping papers in accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR 172.200-172.204, which are incorporated by reference in COMAR 26.13.12.01B(5)
26.13.12.05.htm 26.13.12.05. 05 Pretreatment Requirements.. A. Classification of Special Medical Waste for Transport.. 1) Before transporting special medical waste off-site or offering special medical waste for transport off-site, a generator shall classify the waste and assign a proper shipping name under the U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations, 49 CFR 171―178, which are incorporated by reference in Regulation .01B(5) of this chapter.2) In complying with §A(1
26.13.12.06.htm 26.13.12.06. 06 Record Keeping and Reporting.. A. Record Keeping.. 1) A generator shall keep a copy of each annual report and exception report for a period of at least 3 years from the date of the report.2) A generator shall keep records of any test results, waste analyses, or other determinations made in accordance with Regulation .02 of this chapter for at least 3 years from the date that the waste was last sent to on-site or off-site treatment, storage, or disposal.3) The periods of retenti
26.13.12.07.htm 26.13.12.07. 07 International Shipments.. A. A person who exports special medical waste to a foreign country or imports special medical waste from a foreign country into the State shall comply with the requirements of this chapter and with the requirements of this regulation.B. When shipping special medical waste outside the United States the generator shall:. 1) Notify the Secretary in writing 4 weeks before the initial shipment of special medical waste to each country in each calendar year;
26.13.12.9999.htm 26.13.12.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―07 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 .01B amended effective April 20, 1998 (25:8 Md. R. 599). Regulation .04 repealed and new Regulation .04 adopted effective April 20, 1998 (25:8 Md. R. 599). Regulation .05 amended effective April 21, 2008 (35:8 Md. R. 812).
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