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In Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 100 to 177, revised as of October 1, 2011, make the following corrections:

1. In § 173.133, on page 539, paragraph (e) is redesignated as (c) and revised to read as follows:

Assignment of packing group and hazard zones for Division 6.1 materials.
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(c) Transitional provisions. The criteria for packing group assignments in effect on December 31, 2006, may continue to be used until January 1, 2012.

2. In § 173.134, on page 543, the second paragraph (c) is removed and (c)(2) is revised to read as follows:

Class 6, Division 6.2—Definitions and exceptions.
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(2) The following materials may be offered for transportation and transported as a regulated medical waste when packaged in a rigid non-bulk packaging conforming to the general packaging requirements of §§ 173.24 and 173.24a and packaging requirements specified in 29 CFR 1910.1030 and transported by a private or contract carrier in a vehicle used exclusively to transport regulated medical waste:

(i) Waste stock or culture of a Category B infectious substance;

(ii) Plant and animal waste regulated by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS);

(iii) Waste pharmaceutical materials;

(iv) Laboratory and recyclable wastes;

(v) Infectious substances that have been treated to eliminate or neutralize pathogens;

(vi) Forensic materials being transported for final destruction;

(vii) Rejected or recalled health care products;

(viii) Documents intended for destruction in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requirements; and

(ix) Medical or clinical equipment and laboratory products provided they are properly packaged and secured against exposure or contamination. Sharps containers must be securely closed to prevent leaks or punctures.

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[FR Doc. 2012-24294 Filed 9-28-12; 11:15 am]

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