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(1) Except as provided in (4), a transporter must register with the department, on a form provided by the department, on or before January 1, 2014, for transporters engaged in transportation or storage on October 18, 2013, and for all other transporters, prior to engaging in transportation, and demonstrate that the person is able to meet the requirements of this subchapter by submitting an application for registration that contains the following information:

(a) the name and business address of the applicant;

(b) the location of all waste storage, loading, and handling areas and a certification that the storage areas meet the requirements of ARM 17.50.1507;

(c) the location and identity of each person who receives waste from a transporter, including an intermediate point, treatment facility, disposal facility, or other person, and of each person from whom the applicant intends to receive waste;

(d) the vehicle identification number or serial number of all vehicles used to transport infectious waste;

(e) a certification that the vehicles and containers used to transport or store infectious waste meet the requirements of ARM 17.50.1505 and 17.50.1507;

(f) a certification that all vehicles contain a spill containment and decontamination kit;

(g) a certification that all employees involved in the transportation and management of infectious waste have the training required by ARM 17.50.1505(4); and

(h) a copy of the transporter's infectious waste transportation and management plan. The plan must meet the requirements of ARM 17.50.1504.

(2) The department shall review the registration application to determine whether the application is adequate. If the application is adequate, the department shall issue a transporter registration number and a vehicle decal. The initial registration period is effective through June 30 following issuance of the registration number.

(3) By February 1 of each year, the department shall mail an annual renewal form to each registered transporter. A transporter who wishes to continue to transport shall submit the information required in (1) to the department with the completed renewal form on or before April 1 for the following twelve-month registration period that begins July 1 and ends June 30.

(4) This subchapter does not apply to a person who:

(a) transports only infectious waste generated from a household;

(b) transports less than 50 pounds of infectious waste a week; or

(c) is a solid waste management system that is licensed by the department to operate an infectious waste treatment facility under the provisions of ARM Title 17, chapter 50, subchapter 4.

History: 75-10-208, MCA; IMP, 75-10-1004, 75-10-1005, MCA; NEW, 2013 MAR p. 1825, Eff. 10/18/13

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