§ 1504.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SMALL QUANTITY GENERATORS

a.

On-Site Treatment Registration. Each small quantity generator using on-site steam sterilization, incineration, or microwave technology to treat medical waste shall register with the Director.

1.

Small quantity generators using on-site treatment, as specified in Subsection (a), which operate as a business in the same building, or which are associated with a group practice in the same building, may register as one generator.

2.

Small quantity generators using on-site treatment, as specified in Subsection (a), operating as specified in Paragraph (a)(1) in different buildings on the same or adjacent property, or as approved by the Director, may register as one generator.

3.

“Adjacent,” for purposes of paragraph (a)(2), means real property within 400 yards from the property boundary of the primary registration site.

b.

Registration Deadline. Small quantity generators subject to Subsection 1504(a) shall register with the Director and pay the required fee no later than 120 days after the effective date of this Article. In those cases where the generation of medical waste begins after the effective date of this Article, registration shall be completed pursuant to this Article prior to commencement of the generation of medical waste.

c.

Registration by Filing Management Plan. Any small quantity generator required to register with the Director pursuant to this Section shall file with the Director a medical waste management plan, on forms prescribed by the Director containing, but not limited to, all of the following:

1.

The name of the person responsible for operation of the small quantity generator, or with direct responsibility for management of medical waste;

2.

The business address of the person specified in Paragraph (1);

3.

The type of business;

4.

The types, and the estimated average monthly quantity, of medical waste generated;

5.

The type of treatment used on-site;

6.

The name and business address of the hazardous waste hauler used by the generator for backup treatment and disposal, for waste for which the on-site treatment method is not appropriate due to the hazardous or radioactive characteristics of the waste, or the name of the hazardous hauler used by the generator to have untreated medical waste removed for treatment and disposal;

7.

A statement indicating that the generator is hauling the medical waste generated in his or her business pursuant to Section 1506 and the name and any business address of the treatment and disposal facilities to which the waste is being hauled, if applicable;

8.

The name and business address of the hazardous waste hauler service provided by the building management to which the building tenants may subscribe or are required by the building management to subscribe and the name and business address of the treatment and disposal facilities used, if applicable;

9.

A statement certifying that the information provided is complete and accurate.

d.

Inspection and Additional Permitting Requirements. Small quantity generators required to register under Subsection 1504(a) are subject to biennial inspection of the on-site treatment facility by the Director and may be subject to the permitting requirements of Section 1509 for on-site medical waste treatment facilities as determined by the Director. The inspection and permitting requirements of this paragraph do not apply when on-site steam sterilization is not used for the treatment or disposal of medical waste.

e.

Duration of Registration; Renewal and Update of Information. Each small quantity generator registration issued by the Director under Subsection 1504(a) shall be valid for two years. Applications for renewal of the registration shall be filed with the Director on or before the expiration date. Small quantity generators shall submit an updated application form within 30 days of any change in the medical waste management plan information specified in Paragraphs (c)(1) to (c)(9) of this Section.

f.

Recordkeeping Requirements. Any medical waste generator required to register pursuant to this Section shall maintain individual treatment and tracking records, including tracking documents if applicable, for three years, or for the period specified in the Director’s regulations, and shall report or submit to the Director, upon request, both of the following:

1.

Treatment operating records;

2.

An emergency action plan complying with regulations adopted by the State of California, pursuant to the Act.

g.

Containment and Storage Requirements. Containment and storage of medical waste shall be in accordance with Section 1510.

h.

Treatment Requirements. Treatment of medical waste shall be in accordance with Section 1511.

i.

Fees For Small Quantity Generator Registration. The registration and inspection fee for small quantity generators required to register under Subsection 1504(a) is $524.

History

(Added by Ord. 375-92, App. 12/23/92; amended by Ord. 176-04, File No. 040734, App. 7/22/2004; Ord. 148-08, File No. 080745, App. 7/30/2008)

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