The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs ("the Minister") has given notice of her intention to set National Standards for the Validation of the Treatment Efficacy and Operation of a Non-combustion Technology for the Treatment of Health Care Risk Waste ("the Standards") as set out in the schedule to the notice.
The purpose of the Standards is to prescribe minimum requirements for the efficacy testing and operation of a non-combustion treatment technology treating health care risk waste in terms of the Health Care Risk Waste Management Regulations, 2012, which have also been published for public comment.
It is noteworthy that these Standards do not apply to facilities utilising chemicals for the treatment of health care risk waste.
Members of the public are invited to submit written representations on or objections to the Standards to the Minister within 60 days of publication of the notice in the Government Gazette (i.e. on or before 31 July 2012).
Notice No: 453 GG: 35406 Date: 01/06/2012