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HF 1372

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:50am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to environment; modifying Infectious Waste Control Act; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116.78, subdivision 4.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 116.78, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.


new text begin(a) new text endSharps, except those generated from a household or from a
farm operation or agricultural business:

(1) must be placed in puncture-resistantnew text begin sharps disposalnew text end containers;

(2) may not be compacted or mixed with other waste material whether or not the
sharps are decontaminated unless it is part of an infectious waste decontamination process
approved by the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency that will prevent exposure
during transportation and disposal; and

(3) may not be disposed of at refuse-derived fuel facilities or at other facilities
where waste is hand sorted.

new text begin (b) Every box of 90 or more syringes sold by sharps retailers must be accompanied
by a free sharps disposal container that has adequate capacity to contain the sharps
purchased. A purchaser may decline to accept the sharps disposal container. Sharps
containers must be provided by the sharps manufacturers to the sharps retailers at no cost.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2010.
new text end