(415 ILCS 5/56.2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1056.2)
    Sec. 56.2. Regulations.
    (a) No later than July 1, 1993, the Board shall adopt regulations in accordance with Title VII of this Act prescribing design and operating standards and criteria for all potentially infectious medical waste treatment, storage, and transfer facilities. At a minimum, these regulations shall require treatment of potentially infectious medical waste at a facility that:
        (1) eliminates the infectious potential of the waste;
        (2) prevents compaction and rupture of containers
    
during handling operations;
        (3) disposes of treatment residuals in accordance
    
with this Act and regulations adopted thereunder;
        (4) provides for quality assurance programs;
        (5) provides for periodic testing using biological
    
testing, where appropriate, that demonstrate proper treatment of the waste;
        (6) provides for assurances that clearly demonstrate
    
that potentially infectious medical waste has been properly treated; and
        (7) is in compliance with all Federal and State laws
    
and regulations pertaining to environmental protection.
    (b) After the effective date of the Board regulations adopted under subsection (a), each applicant for a potentially infectious medical waste treatment permit shall prove that the facility will not cause a violation of the Act or of regulations adopted thereunder.
    (c) No later than July 1, 1993, the Board shall adopt regulations in accordance with Title VII of this Act prescribing standards and criteria for transporting, packaging, segregating, labeling, and marking potentially infectious medical waste.
    (d) In accord with Title VII of this Act, no later than January 1, 1992, the Board shall repeal Subpart I of 35 Ill. Adm. Code 809.
    (e) No later than January 1, 1992, the Board shall adopt rules that are identical in substance to the list of etiologic agents identified as Class 4 agents as set forth in "Classification of Etiological Agents on the Basis of Hazard, 1974", published by the Centers for Disease Control. If the Centers for Disease Control amends the listing of etiologic agents identified as Class 4 agents as set forth in "Classification of Etiological Agents on the Basis of Hazard, 1974", the Board shall adopt rules that are identical in substance to the amended list within 180 days after the Centers for Disease Control's amendment. The provisions and requirements of Title VII of this Act shall not apply to rules adopted under this subsection (e). Section 5 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to the procedures for rulemaking shall not apply to rules adopted under this subsection (e).
    (f) In accord with Title VII of this Act, the Board may adopt regulations to promote the purposes of this Title. The regulations prescribed in subsection (a), (c), and (e) shall not limit the generality of this authority.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)