West Virginia adopted the guidelines
established by the STAATT in their document, Technical Assistance Manual:
State Regulatory Oversight of Medical Waste Treatment Technologies.
The State and
Territorial Association on Alternate Treatment Technologies (STAATT) was
developed to create technical and administrative procedures for the review and
approval of all treatment systems, particularly technologies other than
incineration and autoclaving. The Following links are maintained on the
U.S. EPA's web site:
Note: Alternative Treatment Technologies employing disinfection must have their
disinfectant registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
The review and assessment process will not commence until all information
required is submitted and received.
Persons interested in applying for approval of a new Alternative Treatment
Technology in West Virginia must submit a completed Application for Evaluation
and Approval (Appendix B) including:
A listing of the
classes and amounts of infectious medical waste the method could be employed to
A copy of the
detailed plans for the device used in the method;
A written summary
of the proper operation of the method and device;
A copy of the
operation and maintenance manual for the process or device;
Copies of approval
and denial letters from other states where the process has been evaluated;
A copy of an
evaluation report provided by a testing laboratory independent of the applicant
using a testing protocol approved by the Secretary confirming the efficacy of
the treatment process and that the process does not produce a hazardous waste,
discharge or air emission;
alternative technology evaluation fee of $500.00.