(Brookfield, WI – October 10, 2022) PharmEcology Services, WM Sustainability Service
EPA has released the revised 10-Step Blueprint for Managing Pharmaceutical Waste in US Healthcare Facilities. The initial Blueprint was first released in 2006 and updated in 2008. This new version features the Subpart P Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule, the hazardous waste Sewer Ban, and the OTC Nicotine Exemption. The Blueprint offers both a Quick Start Guide, a Step-by-Step Guide to Notifying under Subpart P, and a more comprehensive ten step approach to implementing or revising your hazardous waste pharmaceutical program. The Blueprint can be accessed at either EPA’s website at https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/management-hazardous-waste-pharmaceuticals#resources or at the Healthcare Environmental Resource Center at https://hercenter.org/10_step_blueprint_guide_final_9-22.pdf.