Notice of Variances and Waivers

Division of Environmental Health
64E-16.007: Treatment
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on October 25, 2012, the Department of Health, received a petition for Waiver from Florida Administrative Code Rule 64E-16.007(4)(c)1, from Cheryl Wagner, Petitioner, on behalf of Zappa-Tec, LLC. This rule prescribes that alternative biomedical waste treatment processes must provide evidence that the process provides sterilization or a satisfactory level of disinfection by demonstrating that a minimum Log 6 kill for vegetative organisms and a minimum Log 4 kill against Bacillus stearothermophilus or Bacillus subtilis spores. The Petitioner requests a waiver from the rule to require the Petitioner to demonstrate satisfactory disinfection by means of a Log 6 kill of Giardia intestinalis or similar.
Comments on this petition should be filed with Althea Gaines, Agency Clerk, Department of Health, Office of General Counsel, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN A02, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1703, within 14 days of publication of this notice.
A copy of the Petition for Variance or Waiver may be obtained by contacting: Penny Barwick, Bureau of Environmental Health, Facility Programs Section, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN A08, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1710, or by calling (850) 245-4277.