(a)  Regulated medical waste shall be treated prior to disposal. Acceptable methods of treatment are as follows:

(1)        blood and body fluids in individual containers in volumes greater than 20 ml ‑ Incineration or sanitary sewage systems, provided the sewage treatment authority is notified;

(2)        microbiological waste ‑ Incineration, steam sterilization, microwave treatment, or chemical treatment;

(3)        pathological wastes ‑ Incineration.

(b)  Other methods of treatment shall require approval by the Division.

(c)  Regulated medical waste treated in accordance with Paragraph (a) of this Rule may be managed in accordance with 15A NCAC 13B .0100 ‑ .0700.

(d)  Crematoriums are not subject to the requirements of Rule .1207(3) of this Section.

(e)  A person who treats Regulated medical waste at the generating facility or within an integrated medical facility is not subject to the storage and record keeping requirements of Rule .1207(1) of this Section.

(f)  Generating facilities and integrated medical facilities in operation on October 1, 1990 that incinerate Regulated medical waste are not subject to the requirements of Rule .1207(3)(a‑l) of this Section until January 1, 1995.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑309.26;

Eff. October 1, 1990;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1993.