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RECORD NUMBER: 41 OF 82
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Medical waste management in the United States : first interim report to Congress.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste.|
|Publisher||United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste,|
|Subjects||Medical wastes--United States--Management. ; Medical wastes--Law and legislation--United States. ; Medical wastes--Management.|
|Additional Subjects||United States ; Public health ; Waste treatment ; Cost analysis ; State government ; Local government ; Waste disposal ; Exposure ; Waste management ; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ; Medical establishments ; Municipal wastes ; Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988 ; Demonstration programs ; Pollution regulations ; Pollution sources ; Source reduction ; Waste utilization ; Waste recycling ; Hospital wastes ; Health hazards ; Health services|
|Collation||1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm|
Under Subtitle J of RCRA, EPA is to report to Congress on several aspects of medical waste management and the demonstration program for tracking medical wastes. The report is the first in a series of 3 reports which are required by, and address the topics specified in, RCRA Section 1100(a). Medical wastes that are subject to the demonstration program regulations are generated primarily by hospitals, and comprise approximately 0.3% by weight of the municipal solid waste stream. Wastes from home health care, which are not 'medical wastes' under the definition of RCRA 1004(4), are likely to contain a significant number of syringes--one of the medical items of concern to Congress when it enacted the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988.
"Interim report." "May 1990." "EPA/530-SW-90-051A." Microfiche.