Notice of Variances and Waivers

Division of Environmental Health
64E-16.007: Treatment
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 03, 2009, the Department of Health, Bureau of Community Environmental Health has issued an order.
The Petition for Variance of R. Mason Bryant on behalf of Oncore Technology, L.L.C. has been granted. The Petition for Variance and an amended Petition for Variance was received by the Department on April 14, 2009 and May 6, 2009, respectively, and published on May 1, 2009 and May 29, 2009, respectively, in the Florida Administrative Weekly. Paragraph 64E-16.007(4)(g), F.A.C., prescribes a test load containing a test organism be performed without the use of the chemical agent used to kill the test organisms, and subparagraph 64E-16.007(4)(c)2., F.A.C., prescribes a minimum Log 6 kill against Bacillus stearothermophilus, currently known as Geobacillus stearothermophilus, spores utilizing steam or a minimum Log 6 kill against Bacillus subtilis, currently known as Bacillus atropheus, spores utilizing dry heat, chemicals, or microwave shredding. The Petitioner requests a permanent variance from the rules to allow the Petitioner to vary from the rules’ requirements for use of the test organism, Bacillus subtilis, for determining the baseline control prescribed in paragraph 64E-16.007(4)(g), F.A.C. The Petitioner proposes to utilize the test organism, Geobacillus stearothermophilus, in place of the test organism specified in paragraph 64E-16.007(4)(g), F.A.C., Bacillus subtilis, and follow the procedure prescribed in paragraph 64E-16.007(4)(g), F.A.C., for determining a baseline control.
Comments on this Petition should be filed with: Agency Clerk, Department of Health, Office of the General Counsel, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #A02, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, within 5 days of publication of this notice.
A copy of the Order may be obtained by contacting: Gina Vallone-Hood, Bureau of Community Environmental Health, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #A08, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, or (850)245-4273.