Minnesota Medical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Minnesota Infectious Waste Control Act, Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 116.75 to 116.83

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Minnesota Infectious Waste Management Rules: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7035.9100 to 7035.9150

Definitions: MR 7035.9110

Packaging and labeling:

Segregation and packaging: MR 7035.9120, Subpart 1 and MSA 116.78, Subdivisions 1 to 7

Labeling: MR 7035.9120, Subpart 1


Storage areas: MR 7035.9120, Subpart 2

Financial assurance: MR 7035.9120, Subpart 7 and MR 7035.9150

Decontamination: MR 7035.9120, Subpart 3

Spill response:

Spill cleanup kit: MR 7035.9120, Subpart 6.A

Response procedures: MR 7035.9120, Subpart 6.B

Disinfecting procedures: MR 7035.9120, Subpart 6.C

Management plans: MR 7035.9130, MR 7035.9140, and MSA 116.79

Commercial transporters:

Registration: MR 7035.9140 and MSA 116.80, Subdivision 3

Transport requirements: MR 7035.9120, Subpart 4.C

Vehicle identification: MR 7035.9120, Subpart 4.D

Generator transport requirements: MR 7035.9120, Subpart 5

Reports and recordkeeping: MR 7035.9120, Subpart 8

Regulatory Agency

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Resource Management and Assistance Division Prevention and Solid Waste Management Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota's regulations for infectious (medical) waste apply to generators; owners and operators of treatment, storage, and decontamination facilities; and to commercial transporters. The regulations do not apply to waste generated by households, farms, or agricultural businesses or to exempted generators.

Hospital, medical, and infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs) are regulated by the federal New ...

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