Pennsylvania Medical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Regulated medical and chemotherapeutic waste: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 284.1 to 284.734

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Definitions: 25 Pa. Code 271.1

Storage:

Segregation: 25 Pa. Code 284.411

Storage requirements: 25 Pa. Code 284.412 and 25 Pa. Code 284.416

Storage containers: 25 Pa. Code 284.413 to 284.417

Storage and containment of process and ash residue: 25 Pa. Code 284.418 and 25 Pa. Code 284.419

Tracking regulated medical and chemotherapeutic waste:

Applicability: 25 Pa. Code 284.701

Generators: 25 Pa. Code 284.711 to 284.714

Transporters: 25 Pa. Code 284.722 to 284.724

Designated facilities: 25 Pa. Code 284.731 to 284.734

Transfer facilities: 25 Pa. Code 284.702

Recordkeeping: 25 Pa. Code 284.703

Transportation: 25 Pa. Code 284.501 to 284.645

License requirements: 25 Pa. Code 284.601 to 284.625 and 25 Pa. Code 284.641 to 284.645

General requirements: 25 Pa. Code 284.512

General vehicle requirements: 25 Pa. Code 284.512 and 25 Pa. Code 284.513

Vehicle decontamination: 25 Pa. Code 284.512 and 25 Pa. Code 284.513

Transporting processing and ash residue: 25 Pa. Code 284.511 and 25 Pa. Code 284.514

Spills: 25 Pa. Code 284.632

Annual report: 25 Pa. Code 284.634

Transfer facilities: 25 Pa. Code 284.201 to 284.230

Permit-by-rule for processing facilities and small quantity generators (SQGs): 25 Pa. Code 284.2

Permitted processing facilities: 25 Pa. Code 284.301 to 284.322

Municipal waste landfills:

Regulated medical waste plans: 25 Pa. Code 273.411

Restrictions: 25 Pa. Code 273.511 and 25 Pa. Code 273.512

Regulatory Agency

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation Management Bureau of Waste Management

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