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42 U.S. Code § 6992i - General provisions

(a) Consultation
In promulgating regulations under this subchapter, the Administrator shall consult with the affected States and may consult with other interested parties.
The Administrator shall also consult with the International Joint Commission to determine how to monitor the disposal of medical waste emanating from Canada.
(b) Public comment

In the case of the regulations required by this subchapter to be promulgated within 9 months after November 1, 1988, the Administrator may promulgate such regulations in interim final form without prior opportunity for public comment, but the Administrator shall provide an opportunity for public comment on the interim final rule. The promulgation of such regulations shall not be subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980.[1]

(c) Relationship to subchapter III

Nothing in this subchapter shall affect the authority of the Administrator to regulate medical waste, including medical waste listed under section 6992a of this title, under subchapter III of this chapter.

(Pub. L. 89–272, title II, § 11009, formerly § 11010, as added Pub. L. 100–582, § 2(a), Nov. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2957; renumbered § 11009, Pub. L. 105–362, title V, § 501(h)(1)(B), Nov. 10, 1998, 112 Stat. 3284.)

[1]  See References in Text note below.
Editorial Notes
References in Text

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 96–511, Dec. 11, 1980, 94 Stat. 2812, which was classified principally to chapter 35 (§ 3501 et seq.) of Title 44, Public Printing and Documents, prior to the general amendment of that chapter by Pub. L. 104–13, § 2, May 22, 1995, 109 Stat. 163. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1980 Amendment note set out under section 101 of Title 44 and Tables.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 11009 of Pub. L. 89–272 was renumbered section 11008 and is classified to section 6992h of this title.