[Pharmwaste] Re: Industry Urges EPA To Align Pharmaceutical Waste Rules

Catherine Zimmer zimme053 at umn.edu
Mon Feb 16 10:07:46 EST 2009


Hi Barry,
Yes, you're right, I mis-spoke, there are listed and characteristic 
pharmaceuticals.  Thirty one are only the listed ones.  Regardless, HW 
pharms constitute less than 10% of pharmaceutical waste. 

Catherine Zimmer
Health Care Specialist

Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
University of Minnesota
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Barry E. Stewart wrote:
>
> a comment concerning Catherine Zimmer's statement:
>
> "The proposed pharmaceutical universal waste rule only covers RCRA 
> hazardous waste which is a mere 31 pharmaceuticals out of a host of 
> thousands."
>
> I don't know what list you are using but, looking at one of the 
> hospitals formularies that we dispose of Pharmaceutical waste from 
> ....there are many more items that are considered hazardous than 31.  
> I have almost that many separate pharmaceuticals which are considered 
> flammable (RCRA D001 -"Characteristic Waste")
>
> You may want to look into the  Characteristic (D-Listed ) wastes a 
> little closer in addition to your P and U -listed wastes.
>
>
> Respectfully
>
> Barry E. Stewart
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