[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 191 (Tuesday, October 2, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 60056]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24294]



Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration

49 CFR Part 173

Shippers--General Requirements for Shipments and Packagings

CFR Correction

    In Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 100 to 177, 
revised as of October 1, 2011, make the following corrections:

1. In Sec.  173.133, on page 539, paragraph (e) is redesignated as (c) 
and revised to read as follows:

Sec.  173.133  Assignment of packing group and hazard zones for 
Division 6.1 materials.

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    (c) Transitional provisions. The criteria for packing group 
assignments in effect on December 31, 2006, may continue to be used 
until January 1, 2012.

2. In Sec.  173.134, on page 543, the second paragraph (c) is removed 
and (c)(2) is revised to read as follows:

Sec.  173.134  Class 6, Division 6.2--Definitions and exceptions.

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    (c) * * *
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    (2) The following materials may be offered for transportation and 
transported as a regulated medical waste when packaged in a rigid non-
bulk packaging conforming to the general packaging requirements of 
Sec. Sec.  173.24 and 173.24a and packaging requirements specified in 
29 CFR 1910.1030 and transported by a private or contract carrier in a 
vehicle used exclusively to transport regulated medical waste:
    (i) Waste stock or culture of a Category B infectious substance;
    (ii) Plant and animal waste regulated by the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS);
    (iii) Waste pharmaceutical materials;
    (iv) Laboratory and recyclable wastes;
    (v) Infectious substances that have been treated to eliminate or 
neutralize pathogens;
    (vi) Forensic materials being transported for final destruction;
    (vii) Rejected or recalled health care products;
    (viii) Documents intended for destruction in accordance with the 
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) 
requirements; and
    (ix) Medical or clinical equipment and laboratory products provided 
they are properly packaged and secured against exposure or 
contamination. Sharps containers must be securely closed to prevent 
leaks or punctures.
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[FR Doc. 2012-24294 Filed 9-28-12; 11:15 am]