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Iowa Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Requirements for sanitary landfills: Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) 567-103(455B)

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Definitions: IAC 567-100.2(455B, 455D) and IAC 567-109.3(455B, 455D)

Special waste authorization (SWA): IAC 567-109.1(455B, 455D) to 567-109.11(455B, 455D)

Treated infectious waste: IAC 567-109.1(455B, 455D)

Untreated infectious waste: IAC 567-109.2(455B, 455D)

Generator requirements: IAC 567-109.8(455B)

Regulatory Agency

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Services Division Energy and Waste Management Bureau Solid Waste Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Iowa, the management of infectious (medical) waste, which can potentially be considered a "special waste," is specified under the state's solid waste regulations. Special waste disposal requires a special waste authorization (SWA) from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that outlines the requirements for proper disposal.

Iowa has not established regulations consistent with the federal guidelines for existing hospital/ medical/ and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) because the state has received approval of a negative declaration confirming that no applicable sources exist in the state. See the state section INCINERATION OF WASTES for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Energy and Waste Management Bureau administers and enforces the infectious waste requirements in Iowa.

State Requirements

DEFINITIONS

IAC 567-100.2(455B, 455D) and IAC 567-109.3(455B,455D)

Infectious. Iowa defines "infectious" as containing pathogens with sufficient virulence and quantity so that ...


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