[Pharmwaste] Federal RegisterApril 30th

Latham, Mark Mark.Latham at po.state.ct.us
Wed May 2 08:53:06 EDT 2007

Thanks, Steve, this is an encouraging development on the federal level! 
Although the state of Connecticut has not included pharmaceutical waste
to our universal waste rules, we plan to explore this option in the
future. Our universal waste rules currently include used electronics for
example. I can see that this option would promote the proper and safe
management of hazardous consumer products with some streamlined
requirements and possibly promote recycling-it has been our experience
that virtually all returned drugs are disposed not recycled. I'm not
sure if I agree with not considering a waste a waste until the
redistribution center makes the determination. As a universal waste, it
seems to me that the waste would be declared a waste by the generator,
rightfully so!
Lucy, I would like to contact you (Fla. and any other state) about the
strengths of your program and any challenges you face if any by
implementing this waste stream as a universal waste. 

Best Regards,

Mark Latham
Environmental Analyst 2
Waste Engineering & Enforcement Division

Department of Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106

tele: (860) 418-5930, x2170
fax: (860) 424-4059


From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us
[mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Lucy
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 8:18 AM
To: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us; gressitt
Subject: Re: [Pharmwaste] Federal RegisterApril 30th

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> 5/1/2007 10:22 PM >>>

See item 2990 Universal waste and pharmaceutical products


Stevan Gressitt, M.D.



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