N.Y. Environmental Conservation Law Section 27-1501


“Regulated medical waste” shall mean regulated medical waste as defined pursuant to Public Health Law § 1389-AA (Definitions)section thirteen hundred eighty-nine-aa of the public health law and regulations promulgated thereunder, provided, however, that “regulated medical waste” shall not include any hazardous waste identified or listed pursuant to § 27-0903 (Identification and listing of hazardous waste)section 27-0903 of this article, or any household waste as defined in regulations promulgated under such section.


“Person” shall mean an individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation (including a government corporation), partnership, association, state or federal government and any agency thereof, municipality, commission, political subdivision of a state, or any interstate body.


“Storage” shall mean the containment of regulated medical waste in such a manner as not to constitute disposal of such waste.


“Transport” shall mean the movement of regulated medical waste from the point of generation to any intermediate points and finally to the point of ultimate disposal. For the purposes of this title, the point of generation with regard to facilities that are generator’s of regulated medical waste shall be the point at which the regulated medical waste leaves the generator’s facility site.


“Treatment” shall mean any method, technique or process designed to change the character or composition of any regulated medical waste so as to either neutralize such waste or to render such waste not infectious as approved by the commissioner of health pursuant to Public Health Law § 1389-DD (Treatment and disposal of regulated medical waste)section thirteen hundred eighty-nine-dd of the public health law.


“Ownership” shall mean the possession of equity in the capital, the stock or the profits of an entity transporting regulated medical waste, including, but not limited to, property in or title to a vehicle or vessel or any exclusive lease or bailment of a motor vehicle for a period of greater than thirty days.


“Indirect ownership” shall mean an ownership interest in an entity that has an ownership interest in an entity transporting regulated medical waste.


“Substantial interest” shall mean ownership or indirect ownership of ten per centum or more.


“Infectious agents” shall be limited to those organisms that cause disease or an adverse health impact to humans.

Source: Section 27-1501 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ENV/27-1501 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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