New Hampshire Medical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Hampshire Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Medical waste: New Hampshire Regulations Environmental-Solid Waste (NH Regs. Env-Sw) 904.01 to 904.08

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Definitions:

Infectious waste: NH Regs. Env-Sw 103.28 and NH Regs. Env-Sw 904.01

Household infectious waste: NH Regs. Env-Sw 103.21

Pretransport requirements: NH Regs. Env-Sw 904.02

Transporter requirements: NH Regs. Env-Sw 904.06

Treatment requirements:

Disinfection standard: NH Regs. Env-Sw 904.03(a) and NH Regs. Env-Sw 904.03(c)

Additional standards: NH Regs. Env-Sw 904.04(b)

Efficacy testing: NH Regs. Env-Sw 904.07

Other requirements: NH Regs. Env-Sw 904.08

Disposal requirements: NH Regs. Env-Sw 904.04

Reuse requirements: NH Regs. Env-Sw 904.05

Regulatory Agency

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Hampshire has its own requirements for the management of infectious (medical) waste. It is regulated by the state as a solid waste with special treatment and disposal standards. Transportation of infectious waste does not require manifests or licensing of transporters by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES), and infectious waste can be disposed of in a permitted landfill if the waste has been previously treated to meet the infectious waste disinfection standards and notification is given by the transporter to the receiving facility before disposal.

New Hampshire 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 ...


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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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