Texas Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Medical waste management regulations: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 330.1201 to 330.1221 and 25 TAC 1.131 to 1.137

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Definitions: 25 TAC 1.132, 30 TAC 330.3, and 30 TAC 330.12.05

Applicability: 25 TAC 1.134, 30 TAC 330.3, and 30 TAC 330.1203

Generator requirements:

Segregation: 30 TAC 330.1207(a)

Packaging: 30 TAC 330.1207(c)

Marking and labeling: 30 TAC 330.1207(c)

Shipping untreated medical waste: 30 TAC 330.1207(b) and 30 TAC 330.1211

Recordkeeping: 30 TAC 330.1219(a)

Transporter requirements:

Registration-by-rule: 30 TAC 330.1211 and 30 TAC 330.9(l)

Fees: 30 TAC 330.1211(l)

Insurance: 30 TAC 37.9060 to 37.9085

Recordkeeping: 30 TAC 330.1211(g) to 330.1211(i)

Annual report: 30 TAC 330.1211(m)

Vehicle requirements: 30 TAC 330.1211(c) and 30 TAC 330.1211(d)

Commingled wastes: 30 TAC 330.1211(d)

Treatment: 25 TAC 1.136 and 30 TAC 330.1219(a)

Storage: 30 TAC 330.9, 30 TAC 330.13(d), 30 TAC 330.1209, and 30 TAC 330.1211

Disposal: 30 TAC 330.1219(b)

Regulatory Agencies

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Division for Regulatory Services Policy Standards and Quality Assurance Unit

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Specific Texas solid waste regulations apply to persons that generate, collect, transport, store, process, treat, or dispose of medical waste. Requirements include those in connection with packaging, marking and labeling, recordkeeping, reporting, and registration.

Hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) are regulated by the federal New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for new HMIWIs. ...

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