Pharmaceutical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pharmaceutical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste pharmaceutical regulations: 40 CFR 266.500 to 266.510

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Applicability of the rule:

Healthcare facilities: 40 CFR 262.10(n), 40 CFR 264.1, 40 CFR 265.1, 40 CFR 266.500, and 40 CFR 266.501

Reverse distributors: 40 CFR 262.10(m), 40 CFR 264.1(g)(13), 40 CFR 264.1(c)(16), 40 CFR 266.500, and 40 CFR 266.501

What are hazardous waste pharmaceuticals: 40 CFR 266.500

Exempt pharmaceuticals: 40 CFR 266.501(g)

Determining if pharmaceutical waste is hazardous:

P-Listed wastes: 40 CFR 261.33(e)

U-Listed wastes: 40 CFR 261.33(f)

Characteristic hazardous waste pharmaceuticals: 40 CFR 261.21 to 261.24

Conditional exemption for certain hazardous waste pharmaceuticals: 40 CFR 266.506

Very small quantity generator (VSQG) and long-term care facilities (LTCFs): 40 CFR 262.10(n), 40 CFR 266.501, and 40 CFR 266.504

Healthcare facilities and reverse distributors:

Sewering prohibition: 40 CFR 266.505 and 40 CFR 403.5

Empty container standard: 40 CFR 266.507

Healthcare facility responsibilities:

Healthcare facilities managing noncreditable hazardous waste pharmaceuticals: 40 CFR 266.502

Healthcare facilities managing potentially creditable hazardous waste pharmaceuticals: 40 CFR 266.503

Shipping hazardous waste pharmaceuticals:

Shipping noncreditable hazardous waste pharmaceuticals from a healthcare facility or evaluated hazardous waste pharmaceuticals from a reverse distributor: 40 CFR 266.508

Shipping potentially creditable hazardous waste pharmaceuticals from a healthcare facility or a reverse distributor to a reverse distributor: 40 CFR 266.509

Reverse distributor responsibilities: 40 CFR 266.510

Management of potentially creditable hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and evaluated hazardous waste pharmaceuticals: 40 CFR ...


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