Medical Waste Management Act (MWMA) All Generators of Medical Waste
On September 25, 2014, Assembly Bill 333 (AB333) was signed by the Governor. AB333 amends multiple sections of the Medical Waste Management Act. Among other changes, the El Dorado County Environmental Management Division will no longer issue Limited Quantity Hauling Exemptions.
The MWMA requires all businesses which generate medical waste to treat that waste, or have someone else treat it, prior to disposal. Historically, businesses considered to be small quantity generators (those generating less than 200 lbs. of medical waste per month), were exempt from any regulation.
The major points are summarized as follows:
These are the basics of
the new requirements. Please read through the instructions on the Medical Waste Management Act Forms and Information packet. Complete the appropriate forms and file
as required. Also included in the packet is information on antineoplastic waste
or waste cancer chemotherapeutic agents.
Environmental Management Department
2850 Fairlane Court
Placerville, CA 95667