Regulations Applicable for Biohazardous Waste
Code TX Citation FED Citation UTA Policy Name of Regulation Description of Regulation Task Definition Contact Person Trigger Date Deadline Date
BIO-1 25 TAC Chapter 1, Sections 131-137 / 30 TAC Chapter 330 Medical Waste   Definition, Treatment, and Disposal of Special Waste from Health Care-Related Facilities (25 TAC) and Municipal Solid Waste (30 TAC). These regulations apply to special waste from health care-related facilities and solid waste management rules for medical waste management, disposal, transportation, collection and storage Regular maintenance /needed repairs are done and documented. Personnel undergo appropriate training of all necessary procedures Biology Research Associate, Principal Investigators, Biological Safety Specialist    
BIO-2 30 TAC 111.121 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Ea, Eb, Ec, Ce   Incinerator Emission Limits Sets emission limitations for PM, HCl, O2 (Opacity) acoording to standard. Follow all set emission limits Biological Safety Specialist    
BIO-3 30 TAC 111.125 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Ea, Eb, Ec, Ce   Incinerator Testing Requirements If requested by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ ), must test emissions of incinerator using the tests indicated. Comply with TCEQ's indicated testing method Biological Safety Specialist    
BIO-4 30 TAC 111.127(a) 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Ea, Eb, Ec, Ce   Incinerator Monitoring and Recordkeeping If incinerator burns > 100 lbs/hr, must install a monitoring device that continuously measures and records the O2 content and temperature of the exhaust gas of the incinerator. The EHS shall properly calibrate and maintain the monitoring device according to TCEQ standard. Biological Safety Specialist    
BIO-5 30 TAC 111.127(b) 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Ea, Eb, Ec, Ce   Incinerator Monitoring and Recordkeeping Documentation of Incinerator activities. The EHS shall maintain written records of all monitoring and testing results, hours of operation, and quantity of waste burned. Records must be retained for 2 years. Biological Safety Specialist    
BIO-6 30 TAC 111.129 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Ea, Eb, Ec, Ce   Incinerator Operating Requirements Except for incinerators that have a continuous opacity monitor or CO monitor, the incinerator shall be limited in hours of operation Current manufacturer's operating procedures must be posted on or near each incinerator or control room. The incinerator must be operated in accordance with those procedures. Biological Safety Specialist    
BIO-7 25 TAC , Part 1, Sections 96.101, 96.201, 96.202, 96.203, 96.301 29 CFR 1910.1030   Bloodborne Pathogen Control Definitions, Applicability, Exposure Control Plan, Minimum Standards, Safety Recommendations The Exposure Control Plan developed by the Dept of State Health Services shall be adopted as the standard to implement the health and safety code. Bloodborne Pathogen Training needs to be taken annually. Biological Safety Specialist    
BIO-8   42 CFR 73   Select Agents and Regulations This part implements the provisions of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 setting forth the requirements for possession, use, and transfer of select agents and toxins. Select agents and regulations The CDC Select Agent Program oversees these activities and registers all laboratories and other entities in the United States of America that possess, use, or transfer a select agent or toxin. N/A N/A N/A
BIO-9   49 CFR 171-180   Shipping and Receiving Dangerous Goods Regulation of the transport of "hazardous materials" to ensure that all who come in contact with a shipment of hazardous materials are properly informed of the hazards, and the measures necessary for their safe transport. Personnel would undergo IATA (International Air Transport Association) Shipping of Infectious Substances Training taken at two-year intervals if applicable. Biological Safety Specialist 5/7/2010 5/7/2012
BIO-10 THSC 481 Title 21 CFR, Part 1300-1399   Texas Controlled Substances Act This act is the legal basis by which the manufacture, importation, possession, and distribution of controlled substances, chemical precursors, and chemical laboratory apparatus are regulated by the federal government. PIs are responsible to keep track of their own inventory and records. EH&S Office sends reminders to PIs about this obligation. PIs, Environmental Manager    
BIO-11 25 TAC Chapter 1, Sections 131-137 / 30 TAC Chapter 330 29 CFR 1910.1030   Definition, Treatment, and Disposal of Special Waste from Health Care-Related Facilities (25 TAC) and Municipal Solid Waste (30 TAC). This rule applies to discarded biological waste from teaching, clinical, and research laboratories. Biological waste shall be picked up within three working days of receiving a Request For Disposal - Biological Waste and Sharps form. Biological Safety Specialist On going On going
BIO-12   Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), 5th Edition (CDC/NIH) Occupational Safety and health Standard #1910.1030 NSF International Standard / American National Standard Institute (ANSI), Annex F plus Addendum #1   Primary Containment for Biohazards:
Selection, Installation and Use of Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs)

Bloodborne Pathogens

Covers field testing of BSCs
Classification, certification, decontamination, operations within BSCs, facility and engineering requirements.

Biological safety cabinets shall be certified when installed, whenever they are moved and at least annually.

BSC operation to be verified at the time of installation and annually thereafter.
To guarantee integrity of BSCs they need to be validated before they are placed into service and after they have been repaired or relocated. Each BSC is tested and certified annually to ensure continued, proper operation. Training on the use of BSCs. Biological Safety Specialist April 2010 (annually) April 2011 (annually)
BIO-13 25 TAC , Part 1, Sections 96.101, 96.201, 96.202, 96.203, 96.301 29 CFR 1910.1030   Bloodborne Pathogen Control Definitions, Applicability, Exposure Control Plan, Minimum Standards, Safety Recommendations Bloodborne Pathogens Online Training needs to be completed by persons working with human blood or OPIM, tissue or cell cultures and the training renewed annually. Biological Safety Specialist    
BIO-14 25 TAC 29 CFR 1910.1200   Hazard Communication Written Hazard Communication Program and Employee Education and Training Program Hazard Communication (Academic) Online Training is needed to be completed by all UT Arlington employees and students who use, handle, or transfer hazardous chemicals at their workplace. Hazardous Communication training is a state requirement. Environmental Manager; Chemical Safety Specialist; Biological Safety Specialist