[Pharmwaste] Federal RegisterApril 30th

Charlotte A. Smith csmith at pharmecology.com
Sun Jun 24 16:41:17 EDT 2007

Your question is a good one and brings up an interesting point. There
are pharmaceuticals that currently meet the definition of hazardous
waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Only those
pharmaceuticals would be impacted by making them Universal Waste, since
Universal Waste is a subset of hazardous waste. This amounts to about 5%
of all drug products currently on the market today. Except for some
states that have more stringent definitions of hazardous waste, or
specifically list some pharmaceuticals as hazardous wastes, 95% of all
drugs on the market today can be disposed of under RCRA as non-hazardous
solid waste. That would not change by making the hazardous portion
universal waste. 
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PharmEcology Associates, LLC
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From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us
[mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of rachel
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 3:46 PM
To: Lucy Doroshko
Cc: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us; gressitt
Subject: Re: [Pharmwaste] Federal RegisterApril 30th

I have a question that I feel is probably a stupid one, but I'm asking
anyway because I don't know waste terminology as well as you folks.  If
pharm waste is perhaps going to be added into the universal waste rules,
what is it classified as right now?  Does this include household pharm
waste, or just commercial/industrial?

Lucy Doroshko wrote: 

	Michigan has already included pharmaceutical waste in their
universal waste rules.  Any other state do that?
	Lucy Doroshko, Recycling Specialist
	Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance Section
	MDEQ Environmental Science and Services Division
	525 W. Allegan, One North
	PO Box 30457
	Lansing, MI  48909-7957
	FAX:  517/241-0858
	doroshkl at michigan.gov
	Check the DEQ Recycling Website at www.michigan.gov/deqrecycling
	>>> "gressitt" <gressitt at uninets.net>
<mailto:gressitt at uninets.net>  5/1/2007 10:22 PM >>>

	See item 2990 Universal waste and pharmaceutical products


	Stevan Gressitt, M.D.




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