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CHAPTER 1200-01-07

(Rule 1200-01-07-.01, continued)

  • (e)

    All discarded sharps (e.g., hypodermic needles, syringes, pasteur pipettes, broken glass, scalpel blades) used in patient care or which have come into contact with infectious agents during use in medical, research, or industrial laboratories.

  • (f)

    Contaminated carcasses, body parts, and bedding of animals that were intentionally exposed to pathogens in research, in the production of biologicals, or in the in vivo testing of pharmaceuticals.


The following wastes from patients known to be infected with blood-borne disease:

Contaminated wastes from surgery and autopsy (e.g., soiled dressings, sponges, drapes, lavage tubes, drainage sets, underpads, surgical gloves).

Wastes from medical, pathological, pharmaceutical, or other research, commercial, or industrial laboratories that were in contact with infectious agents (e.g., specimen containers, slides and cover slips, disposable gloves, lab coats, aprons).

Wastes that were in contact with the blood of patients undergoing hemodialysis, including contaminated disposal equipment and supplies such as tubing, filters, disposable sheets, towels, gloves, aprons, and lab coats.

Discarded equipment and parts that were used in patient care, medical and industrial laboratories, research, and in the production and testing of certain pharmaceuticals and that may be contaminated with infectious agents.

“Mesophilic stage” means a biological stage in the composting process characterized by active bacteria which favor a moderate temperature range of 20o C to 45o C. It occurs later in a composting process after the thermophilic stage and is associated with a moderate rate of decomposition.

“Normal farming operations” means the customary and generally accepted activities, practices and procedures that farmers adopt use or engage in during the production and preparation for market of poultry, livestock, and associated farm products; and in the production and harvesting of agricultural crops which include agronomic, horticultural, and

silvicultural crops. transportation and use agricultural crops.

Included of organic

is the management, collection, storage, agricultural waste, manure, and wastes solely

composting, derived from

“On-site” means the geographically contiguous property with the same owner/operator which

may be divided by public or operated by the same person which the public does not have

private right-of-way.

Non-contiguous properties owned

and connected by a right-of-way which he access, is also considered on-site property.



or to

“Open burning” means the combustion of solid wastes without the following characteristics:

  • (a)

    Control of combustion air to maintain adequate temperature for efficient combustion,

  • (b)

    Containment of the combustion-reaction in an enclosed device to provide sufficient

residence time and mixing for complete combustion, and


Control of emission of the gaseous combustion products.

“Operate” means to construct, alter, own, maintain, close, or care for after closure, or control a facility. In the event of an unpermitted facility the term shall include to place solid waste at the disposal site.

May, 2010 (Revised)


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