(8) Segregating refuse materials when required, as directed by the DRMO.
(9) Ensuring that hazardous and regulated medical wastes are properly
identified, measured, and certified before requesting for transportation.
(10) Cleaning refuse containers (namely, the 32-gallon containers) after each
(11) Testing for effectiveness by conducting announced and unannounced
inspections to ensure compliance with regulations.
(12) Identifying plans of action if exposure should occur and contingency plans
to safeguard exposed personnel and those who may become exposed.
Under new Federal Law, government employees may be held personally
liable under most environmental statutes for fines and damages resulting from
violation of environmental statutes. This could include commander and civil
actions or penalties being taken against the individuals concerned.
(1) Liaison should be maintained at all levels with medical departments from
other military services and appropriate representatives of Federal, State, and local
health authorities and population control agencies.
(2) Appropriate AMEDD officers should maintain close liaison with Corps of
Engineer (COE) staff counterparts at all levels.
1-3. TYPES OF SOLID WASTES
A military installation generates a wide variety of solid wastes, most of which are
common to civilian or industrial enterprises. The following are types of solid waste.
a. Refuse. Refuse includes the following:
b. Regulated Medical Waste (Infectious Waste). Regulated medical wastes
are wastes with (present) potential for causing infection such as isolation wastes,
pathological wastes, and used and unused sharps.