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5 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT; REQUIRING THAT
6 INFECTIOUS WASTE IS SUBJECT TO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
7 QUALITY RULES REGARDING MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL.
8 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
10 19-6-502, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 112, Laws of Utah 1991
12 19-6-507, Utah Code Annotated 1953
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
14 Section 1. Section 19-6-502 is amended to read:
15 19-6-502. Definitions.
16 As used in this part:
17 (1) "Governing body" means the governing board, commission, or council of a public
19 (2) "Infections waste" means a solid waste that contains or may reasonably be expected
20 to contain pathogens of sufficient virulence and quantity that exposure to the waste by a
21 susceptible host could result in an infectious disease.
23 special service district, municipal-type service district, county service area, or all of the territorial
24 area of a county not lying within a city or town.
26 than five years and less than 50 years.
1 service area created under Title 17A, Chapter 2, Independent Special Districts, and a
2 municipal-type service district created under Title 17, Chapter 34, Municipal-type Services to
3 Unincorporated Areas.
5 usable materials, energy, fuel, or heat from solid waste and the disposition of it.
7 years or less.
9 discarded or rejected as being spent, useless, worthless, or in excess to the owner's needs at the
10 time of discard or rejection, including garbage, refuse, industrial and commercial waste, sludges
11 from air or water control facilities, rubbish, ashes, contained gaseous material, incinerator residue,
12 demolition, and construction debris, discarded automobiles and offal, but not including sewage and
13 other highly diluted water carried materials or substances and those in gaseous form.
15 transportation, storage, processing, recovery, and disposal of solid waste.
17 management, including transfer stations, transport systems, baling facilities, landfills, processing
18 systems, including resource recovery facilities or other facilities for reducing solid waste volume,
19 plants and facilities for compacting, composting, or pyrolization of solid wastes, incinerators and
20 other solid waste disposal, reduction, or conversion facilities, and facilities for resource recovery
21 of energy consisting of [
22 heat and steam, and [
23 or municipality or other public entity which owns and operates an electric power system on March
24 15, 1982, and for the generation, sale, and transmission of electric energy on an emergency basis
25 only to a military installation of the United States; provided, that solid waste management facilities
26 are not a public utility as defined in Section 54-2-1.
27 Section 2. Section 19-6-507 is enacted to read:
28 19-6-507. Regulation of infectious waste.
29 (1) Department and board rules under this part regarding the storage, transportation,
30 treatment, and disposal of infectious waste apply to all infectious waste, of any quantity, generated
31 by any health facility, as defined in Section 19-6-102.
1 (2) All infectious waste that has been rendered noninfectious is not subject to this section,
2 but is subject to all other applicable provisions of this part and rules made under this part.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-27-97 5:37 PM
A limited legal review of this bill raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
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