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Section: Preparation, adoption of sharps disposal component for district solid waste management plan.

Statute: 13:1E-48.16a

10. a. The board of chosen freeholders of each county and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, in accordance with standards adopted by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection in consultation with the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, shall prepare and adopt a sharps disposal component as an amendment to the district solid waste management plan required pursuant to the provisions of the "Solid Waste Management Act," P.L.1970, c.39 (C.13:1E-1 et seq.) to provide for the proper and safe disposal of medical waste generated at home within the district. b. The sharps disposal component of each district solid waste management plan shall be developed in consultation with a work group established by the governing body of the affected county and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, in the case of the Hackensack Meadowlands District, that includes persons not employed by or affiliated with the county or the commission, as the case may be, who have a demonstrated interest or expertise in the use and disposal of sharps, including, but not limited to, representatives of waste management companies, persons with diabetes and licensed health care facilities. c. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall provide such financial assistance as may be available to the commissioner for the purpose of this section to the various counties to implement the sharps disposal component of the district solid waste management plan. The commissioner shall be authorized to accept such funding as may be made available from the private sector to effectuate the purposes of this section. L.2006, c.99, s.10.

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