TITLE 35: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
SUBTITLE M: BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS
CHAPTER I: POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD
SUBCHAPTER b: POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS MEDICAL WASTES
PART 1420 GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 1420.107 CLEANING AND DISINFECTION
Section 1420.107 Cleaning and Disinfection
a) Cleaning and disinfection includes:
1) Washing with a solution of detergent used in compliance with manufacturer's instructions and agitation to remove visible contamination from each surface, followed by a clean water rinse; and
2) One of the following methods of low-level disinfection:
A) Exposure to hot water of at least 82 degrees Celsius (180 degrees Fahrenheit) for a minimum of 15 seconds;
B) Rinsing with, or immersion in, a chemical disinfectant registered by USEPA, as identified on its label and used in compliance with the manufacturer's instructions;
C) Rinsing with, or immersion in, a hypochlorite solution at a concentration of 50 parts per million. For example, ⅛ cup of common household bleach (5.25% sodium hypochlorite) per gallon of tap water (31 milliliters bleach to 3.78 liters of water); or
D) Other disinfection processes as approved by the Agency in writing as an equivalent to one of the methods in subsections (a)(2)(A) and (B).
b) A detergent-sanitizer used in conjunction with agitation to remove visible contamination may be substituted for the methods in subsection (a), if used in compliance with the manufacturer's instructions.
(Source: Amended at 43 Ill. Reg. 10044, effective August 30, 2019)