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How Do I Apply to have my Alternative Treatment Technology Reviewed for Approval in West Virginia?


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.

Note:  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 treat;

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;

A non-refundable alternative technology evaluation fee of $500.00.


Information Regarding Getting an Alternative Treament Technology Approved in West Virginia