§ 1508.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LARGE QUANTITY GENERATORS

a.

Registration Requirements. Each large quantity generator, except as specified in paragraphs (1) and (2), shall register with the Director. Large quantity generators owning or operating an on-site medical waste treatment facility shall also apply for a permit for that treatment facility pursuant to Section 1509.

1.

Large quantity generators operating 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.

Large quantity generators as specified in Paragraph (1), operating 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 (2), means real property within 400 yards from the property boundary of the primary registration site.

b.

Registration Deadline. Large quantity generators subject to Subsection 1508(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 prior to commencement of the generation of medical waste.

c.

Registration by Filing Management Plan. Any large quantity generator required to register pursuant to Subsection 1508(a) 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 large quantity generator, or with direct responsibility for management of medical waste;

2.

The business address and telephone number of the person 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, if applicable. For generators with on-site medical waste treatment facilities, including incinerators or steam sterilizers or other treatment facilities as determined by the Director, the treatment capacity of the on-site treatment facility;

6.

The name and business address of the hazardous waste hauler used by the generator to have untreated medical waste removed for treatment, if applicable;

7.

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, if applicable;

8.

The name and business address of the off-site medical waste treatment facility to which any medical waste is being hauled, if applicable;

9.

An emergency action plan complying with regulations adopted by the Director and approved by the department, if applicable;

10.

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

d.

Inspections. Every large quantity generator shall be subject to at least annual inspection by the Director.

e.

Duration of Registration; Renewal and Update of Information. Each large quantity generator registration issued by the Director shall be valid for one year.

1.

An application for renewal of the registration shall be filed with the Director not less than 90 days prior to the expiration date. Failure to meet this requirement shall result in assessment of a late fee.

2.

Every large quantity generator shall submit an updated application form within 30 days of any change in the medical waste management plan information specified in Subsection (c) above.

f.

Recordkeeping Requirements. Any large quantity 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.

g.

Containment and Storage Requirements. Containment and storage of medical waste shall be in accordance with Section 1511.

h.

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

i.

Annual Fee For Large Quantity Generators. The registration and annual fee for large quantity generators shall be set in following amounts:

1.

A general acute care hospital, as defined in Subdivision (a) of Section 1250, Division 2, Chapter 2 of the Health and Safety Code, which has one or more beds, but not more than 99 beds, shall pay $1,048; a facility with 100 or more beds, but not more than 199 beds, shall pay $1,573; a facility with 200 or more beds, but not more than 250 beds shall pay $2,097; and a facility with 251 or more beds shall pay $2,971.

2.

A specialty clinic, providing surgical, dialysis, or rehabilitation services, as defined in Subdivision (b) of Section 1204, Division 2, Chapter 1 of the Health and Safety Code, shall pay $1,224.

3.

A skilled nursing facility, as defined in Subdivision (c) of Section 1250, Division 2, Chapter 2 of the Health and Safety Code, which has one or more beds, but not more than 99 beds shall pay $524; a facility with 100 or more beds, but not more than 199 beds shall pay $699; and a facility with 200 or more beds shall pay $573.

4.

An acute psychiatric hospital, as defined in Subdivision (b) of Section 1250, Division 2, Chapter 2 of the Health and Safety Code, shall pay $1,224.

5.

An intermediate care facility, as defined in Subdivision (d) of Section 1250, Division 2, Chapter 2 of the Health and Safety Code, shall pay $1,224.

6.

A primary care clinic, as defined in Section 1200.1, Division 1, Chapter 1 of the Health and Safety Code, shall pay $1,224.

7.

A licensed clinical laboratory, as defined in Paragraph (3) of Subdivision (a) of Section 1206, of the Business and Professions Code, shall pay $524.

8.

A health care service plan facility, as defined in Subdivision (f) of Section 1345, Division 2, Chapter 2.2 of the Health and Safety Code, shall pay $1,224.

9.

A veterinary clinic or veterinary hospital shall pay $524.

10.

A large quantity generator medical office shall pay $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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