TITLE 35: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
SUBTITLE M: BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS
CHAPTER I: POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD
SUBCHAPTER b: POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS MEDICAL WASTES
PART 1421 ACTIVITY STANDARDS
SECTION 1421.141 STANDARDS AND CRITERIA
Section 1421.141 Standards and Criteria
a) PIMW must be transported under conditions to minimize the effects of putrescence.
b) Packages of PIMW must be transported only in enclosed compartments of vehicles that are secured against public access when unattended. This requirement does not apply to oversized PIMW, which must be handled in a manner that minimizes contact with transport workers and the public.
c) Vehicles and associated storage compartments, doors, piping and valving must be:
1) Cleaned of visible PIMW contamination after each use; and
2) In good repair when transporting PIMW.
d) PIMW must be transported in a manner that prevents a breeding place or food source for vectors.
e) During transport, a PIMW package must not be compacted or subjected to stress that compromises the integrity of the container.
f) Residues from the cleaning of vehicles contaminated by PIMW are regulated under this Subtitle, except when discharged directly into a sanitary or combined sewer in accordance with 35 Ill. Adm. Code Subtitle C.
BOARD NOTE: Interested persons should note that discharges to sewer systems can also be regulated by units of local government.
g) Vehicles transporting PIMW must display information in accordance with the PIMW hauling permit.
h) The transporter shall develop and keep an emergency response plan in the vehicle. This plan must identify the names and telephone numbers of State and local authorities who must be contacted in the event of an emergency or discharge. In the event of an emergency or discharge of PIMW, the transporter shall take immediate action in accordance with the emergency response plan to protect the health and safety of the public and the environment. In addition, each vehicle transporting PIMW must carry all equipment necessary to provide a response.
i) Vehicles transporting PIMW must not be used for the hauling of non-waste materials, with the exception of equipment and supplies intended for the use of waste management, including scales, bar coding equipment, printers, stampers, manifests, logs, dollies, load locks, conveyers, material handling equipment, plastic containers, corrugated boxes, plastic bags, tape, sharps containers, drums, labels, signs, stickers, spill kits, new PIMW containers or PIMW containers that have been cleaned and disinfected in accordance with 35 Ill. Adm. Code 1420.107 of this Subtitle.
j) PIMW must not be in transport for more than ten (10) calendar days.
k) This Subpart does not apply to the United States Postal Service.
l) Commencing March 31, 1993, and annually thereafter, each transporter of PIMW required to have a permit under subsection (f) of Section 56.1 of the Act shall file a report with the agency specifying the quantities and disposition of PIMW transported during the previous calendar year. Such reports shall be on forms prescribed and provided by the Agency. (Section 56.3 of the Act)