TITLE 35: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
SUBTITLE M: BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS
CHAPTER I: POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD
SUBCHAPTER b: POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS MEDICAL WASTES
PART 1420 GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 1420.104 PROHIBITIONS


 

Section 1420.104  Prohibitions

 

No person shall:

 

a)         Cause or allow the disposal of any PIMW.  Sharps may be disposed of in any landfill permitted by the Agency under Section 21 of the Act to accept municipal waste for disposal, if both:

 

1)         The infectious potential has been eliminated from the sharps by treatment; and

 

2)         The sharps are packaged in accordance with Part 1421, Subpart C of this Subtitle.

 

b)         Cause or allow the delivery of any PIMW for transport, storage, treatment or transfer except in accordance with Part 1421, Subpart C of this Subtitle.

 

c)         Beginning July 1, 1992, cause or allow the delivery of any PIMW to a person or facility for storage, treatment, or transfer that does not have a permit issued by the Agency to receive PIMW pursuant to Section 39 of the Act, unless no permit is required pursuant to subsection 1420.105(c) of this Part.

 

d)         Beginning July 1, 1992, cause or allow the delivery or transfer of any PIMW for transport unless:

 

1)         The transporter has a permit issued by the Agency to transport PIMW, or the transporter is exempt from the permit requirement pursuant to subsection 1420.105(b) of this Part.  Permit applications must be submitted on forms provided by the Agency.

 

2)         A PIMW manifest is completed for the waste unless no manifest is required pursuant to subsection 1420.105(e) of this Part.

 

e)         Cause or allow the acceptance of any PIMW for purposes  of transport, storage, treatment, or transfer except in accordance with Part 1421, Subpart C of this Subtitle and Part 1422, Subpart B of this Subtitle.

 

f)         Beginning July 1, 1992, conduct any PIMW transportation operation:

 

1)         Without a permit issued by the Agency to transport PIMW, unless no permit is required pursuant to subsection 1420.105(b) of this Part.

 

2)         In violation of any condition of any permit issued by the Agency under the Act.

 

3)         In violation of any regulation adopted by the Board.

 

4)         In violation of any order adopted by the Board under the Act.

 

g)         Beginning July 1, 1992, conduct any PIMW treatment, storage, or transfer operation:

 

1)         Without a permit issued by the Agency that specifically authorizes the treatment, storage, or transfer of PIMW pursuant with Section 39 of the Act, unless no permit is required pursuant to subsection 1420.105(c) of this Part.  Permit applications must be submitted on forms provided by the Agency.

 

2)         In violation of any condition of any permit issued by the Agency under the Act.

 

3)         In violation of any regulations adopted by the Board.

 

4)         In violation of any order adopted by the Board under the Act.

 

h)         Transport PIMW unless the transporter carries a completed PIMW manifest, unless no manifest is required pursuant to subsection 1420.105(e) of this Part.

 

i)          Offer for transportation, transport, deliver, receive, or accept PIMW for which a manifest is required, unless the manifest indicates  that the fee required under Section 56.4 of the Act has been paid.

 

j)          Beginning January 1, 1994, conduct a PIMW treatment operation at an incinerator in existence on the effective date of this Title in violation of emission standards established for these incinerators under Section 129 of the Clean Air Act (42 USC 7429), as amended. (Section 56.1 of the Act)

 

k)         Cause or allow the discharge of PIMW from a vehicle.

 

l)          Cause or allow the discharge of PIMW into a sanitary or combined sewer except in accordance with 35 Ill. Adm. Code, Subtitle C.  No person shall cause or allow the discharge of inert or solid PIMW, or inert or solid materials resulting from the treatment of PIMW, into any sanitary sewerage system, combined sewerage system, or storm sewerage system directly or indirectly tributary to waters of the State.  Such prohibition applies to, but is not limited to, absorbents, aluminum or other metallic foils, ash, bone, bedding materials, cellulose, culture dishes, garments and other cloth materials, gauze, glass, pads, plastic, sharps, shavings, straw and syringes.

 

            Board Note:  Interested persons should note that discharges to sewer systems can also be regulated by units of local government.

 

(Source:  Added at 17 Ill. Reg. 9947, effective June 21, 1993)