2015 US Code
Title 33 - Navigation and Navigable Waters (Sections 1 - 4009)
Chapter 38 - Dumping of Medical Waste by Public Vessels (Sections 2501 - 2504)
Sec. 2502 - Definitions

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
CHAPTER 38 - DUMPING OF MEDICAL WASTE BY PUBLIC VESSELS
Sec. 2502 - Definitions
Containssection 2502
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 100-688, title III, §3103, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4152.
Statutes at Large Reference102 Stat. 4152
Public and Private LawPublic Law 100-688

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33 U.S.C. § 2502 (2015)
§2502. Definitions

For the purposes of this chapter:

(1) Potentially infectious medical waste

The term "potentially infectious medical waste" includes isolation wastes; infectious agents; human blood and blood products; pathological wastes; sharps; body parts; contaminated bedding; surgical wastes; and other disposable medical equipment and material that may pose a risk to the public health, welfare or the marine environment.

(2) Public vessel

The term "public vessel" means a vessel of any type whatsoever (including hydrofoils, air-cushion vehicles, submersibles, floating craft whether propelled or not, and fixed or floating platforms) that is owned, or demise chartered, and operated by the United States Government, and is not engaged in commercial service.

(Pub. L. 100–688, title III, §3103, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4152.)

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