EPA Disposal Guidelines in Iowa have changed regarding hazardous pharmaceutical waste. Don’t worry. It’s a good thing – and a better fit for healthcare. It will provide regulatory relief for hospitals and other large quantity generators of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. Part of this sweeping legislation is 40 CFR 266 Subpart P. Below is are recap of this federal ruling, who needs to comply, and how.
The new EPA rules became effective August 21, 2019 in Iowa, Alaska, the US Territories, and the Indian Country.
If you’re unsure of whether or not your facility is a “healthcare facility” under this new rule, please consult with your local regulator.
Iowa First to Adopt New EPA Rules
All other states have some leeway (until July 2021) when they adopt these new federal regulations. This chart gives an idea of the timing of when it may take place, such as in Wisconsin and Illinois. Note that some states’ current regulations may actually be even more stringent than the new EPA laws, and will follow those instead.Read more