Alabama Medical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Medical waste: Alabama Administrative Code (Ala. Admin. Code r) 335-17-1 to 335-17-8

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Definitions: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-1-.02

Generator requirements:

Medical waste management plan: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-2-.01(1)

Notification: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-2-.01(2)

Medical waste collection:

Untreated waste collection: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-3-.01

Treated waste collection: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-3-.02

Medical waste storage:

Untreated waste storage: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-4-.01

Treated waste storage: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-4-.02

Medical waste transportation:

Transportation of untreated waste: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-1-.02(26), Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-4-.01, and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-5-.01

Transportation of treated waste: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-1-.02(26) and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-5-.02

Treatment of medical waste: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-6-.01

Disposal of medical waste: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-3-.01(10), Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-7-.01, Ala. Admin. Code r 335-17-7-.02, and Ala. Admin. Code r 335-13-4-.21

Regulatory Agency

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Land Division Environmental Services Branch Medical Waste Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Alabama has its own requirements for the management of medical waste. Generators, transporters, and solid waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities must comply with numerous standards for packaging, labeling, storage, treatment, transportation, and disposal of medical waste. Transporters, treatment facilities, and disposal facilities must be permitted, while ...


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