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Interpretation Response #02-0155 ([St. John's Health System] [Stephen A. Kemp])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: St. John's Health System

Individual Name: Stephen A. Kemp

Location State: MO Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Aug 16, 2002

Mr. Stephen A. Kemp                 Reference No. 02-0155
Director, Environmental Services
St. John's Health System
1235 East Cherokee
Springfield, MO 65804-2263

Dear Mr. Kemp:

This is in response to your letter and July 16, 2002 telephone conversation with a member of my staff concerning the transportation of "Regulated medical waste,6-2, UN 3291, PG II" under 49 CFR 173.134(b)(3).

Your understanding of the exceptions in § 173.134(b)(3) is correct.  As provided by § 173.134(b)(3), a regulated medical waste that is transported by, a private or contract carrier is excepted from: (1) the "INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCE" label, if the outer packaging is marked with a "BIOHAZARD" marking conforming to 29 CFR 1910.1030, and (2) for other than a waste culture or stock of an infectious substance, the specific packaging requirements in § 173.197, if packaged in a rigid, non-bulk, non-specification packaging conforming to §§ 173.24 and 173.24a, and 29 CFR 1910.1030.

I hope this satisfies your request.


Hattie L. Mitchell
Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.134 Class 6, Division 6.2-Definitions and exceptions