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49 CFR--PART 173

View Printed Federal Register page 85 FR 83399 in PDF format.

Amendment(s) published December 21, 2020, in 85 FR 83399

Effective Dates: Jan. 20, 2021

33. In §173.197, revise paragraphs (e) introductory text, (e)(2) and (e)(3) introductory text to read as follows:

§173.197   Regulated Medical Waste.

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(e) Inner packagings authorized for Large Packagings, Carts, and BOPs. Inner packagings must be durably marked or tagged with the name and location (city and state) of the offeror, except when the entire contents of the Large Packaging, Cart, or BOP originates at a single location and is delivered to a single location.

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(2) Liquids. Liquid regulated medical waste or clinical waste or (bio) medical waste transported in a Large Packaging, Cart, or BOP must be packaged in a rigid inner packaging conforming to the provisions of subpart B of this part. Liquid materials are not authorized for transportation in inner packagings having a capacity greater than 19 L (5 gallons).

(3) Sharps. Sharps transported in a Large Packaging, Cart, or BOP must be packaged in a puncture-resistant, non-bulk inner packaging (sharps container). Each sharps container must be securely closed to prevent leaks or punctures in conformance with instructions provided by the packaging manufacturer. Each sharps container exceeding 76 L (20 gallons) in volume must be capable of passing the performance tests in part 178, subpart M, of this subchapter at the Packing Group II performance level. A sharps container may be reused only if it conforms to the following criteria:

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