NORTH COAST UNIFIED AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

SECTION 4

MEDICAL WASTE INCINERATORS


RULE 4-110 - PURPOSE

This regulation is adopted in accordance with the requirements of Health and Safety Code Section 39666(d) and of California Code of Regulations Section 93104.

On July 25, 1986, pursuant to Section 39662 of the Health and Safety Code, the Air Resources Board (ARB) identified dioxins as a toxic air contaminant. In so identifying dioxins, the Air Resources Board found that there is not sufficient available scientific evidence to support identification of a threshold exposure level below which no significant adverse health effects are anticipated (see Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Section 93000). On June 13, 1991 the Office of Administrative law approved the airborne Toxic Control measure for dioxins from medical waste incinerators, which is embodied in this regulation. This airborne toxic control measure will reduce emissions of dioxins from medical waste incinerators to the lowest level achievable through application of best available control technology at operations subject to this measure.