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PDFWAC 480-70-471

Biomedical waste, shipping-paper requirements.

(1) A company collecting or transporting biomedical waste must issue a shipping paper for each shipment transported. The shipping paper must comply with the requirements of 49 C.F.R. Part 172. The shipping paper must contain at least the following information:
(a) Name and address of the generator of the biomedical waste;
(b) Name of the person representing the generator from whom delivery is accepted;
(c) Name of the company transporting the biomedical waste;
(d) Date and time of collection;
(e) Destination, naming final treatment, storage and disposal destination;
(f) The general type and quantity of biomedical waste collected by the company;
(g) A signature by a representative of the generator of biomedical waste, acknowledging delivery and compliance with all applicable federal, state and local rules regarding packaging and containment; and
(h) A signature by a representative of the company transporting the biomedical waste, acknowledging receipt.
(2) A legible copy of the shipping paper must accompany the shipment. At the destination, the shipping paper must be signed by a representative of the facility accepting the biomedical waste for treatment, storage or disposal, acknowledging acceptance.
(3) A copy of the shipping paper of each shipment must be kept on file by the company at its main office for three years. The shipping paper must be available for inspection by the commission or its authorized representatives.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 81.04.160, 81.77.030 and 80.01.040. WSR 01-08-012 (Docket No. TG-990161, General Order No. R-479), ยง 480-70-471, filed 3/23/01, effective 4/23/01.]
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