Section 70-4.1 - Approval of technology

70-4.1 Approval of technology. (a) No alternative treatment system shall be used to treat regulated medical waste without approval by the Commissioner of Health of the treatment technology pursuant to Subpart 70-5 of this Part. In the approval of an alternative treatment technology, the Department shall specify the scope of the approval, including, but not limited to, the type(s) of waste and/or waste composition for which the system has been approved.

(b) No regulated medical waste other than that of a type and composition specified in the Commissioner of Health’s approval of an alternative treatment technology shall be treated using the approved technology.

(c) No facility shall use an alterative treatment system to render harmless, dispose of or otherwise handle, in the same or different loads than regulated medical waste, material other than the regulated medical waste for which the system received approval, unless the facility, jointly with the system manufacturer, demonstrates to the Department that the system is effective in treating regulated medical waste and that the system is not impacted adversely by the facility’s use of the system for purposes other than treating regulated medical waste.

(d) An autoclave used to treat human tissue(s), human and animal organs, and/or animal body parts shall require approval as an alternative treatment system pursuant to Subpart 70-5 of this Part. An autoclave operated at a residence time, temperature and/or pressure other than those prescribed in section 70-3 shall require approval as an alternative treatment system pursuant to Subpart 70-5 of this Part.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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