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The following storage and transportation standards apply to regulated medical waste haulers.
(a) Regulated medical waste may only be stored in a facility or vehicle approved by the city.
(b) A vehicle may stop for no longer than 72 hours if inclement weather does not allow safe transportation. During that time, all transportation and storage standards must be met, especially division (c) below.
(c) Storage and transportation must not constitute a nuisance or offensive condition such as, but not limited to, leakage, litter, odor, harborage of birds, insects or rodents. Regulated medical waste must be maintained in a nonputrescent state using refrigeration when necessary.
(d) Prior to loading regulated medical wastes into the transport vehicle, all regulated medical waste must be placed in containers which are leak-resistant and either rigid or semirigid. The vehicle body does not qualify as a container.
(e) Vehicles or containers used to transport regulated medical waste shall not be utilized to transport goods, items or materials which will be used as an item or ingredient in human or livestock food.
(f) All spills, leaks or discharges of regulated medical waste at any location other than the final destination point must be reported immediately to Metro Communications (911).
(g) The regulated medical waste hauler must pay for all costs and damages for emergency responses and environmental cleanups for which it is responsible.
(1992 Code, § 19-101) (Ord. 59-91, passed 7-22-1991; Ord. 75-01, passed 8-6-2001; Ord. 15-03, passed 2-10-2003)