State and Local Agencies throughout the country have approved the SSM technology for on-site processing of medical and bio-hazardous waste.
The Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies have concluded that alternative technologies, such as SSM, are competitively priced and environmentally preferable to more traditional disposal methods. Because steam sterilization is the method employed by SSM, environment and health departments have concluded that it requires no special permits. It is one method that is recognized in all 50 states as an effective and safe means of sterilization for infectious medical waste. With the SSM and OSM, you can be assured that your medical waste will be disposed in a way that is compliant with local, state and federal regulations, and it significantly reduces the liability created by the transport and normal disposal methods of infectious medical waste.
EXECUTIVE ORDER: FEDERAL LEADERSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL, ENERGY, AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE
Abstract: Executive Order (EO) 13514, "Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance," was signed by President Obama on 5 October 2009. This EO does not rescind/eliminate the requirements of EO 13423. Instead, it expands on the energy reduction and environmental performance requirements for Federal agencies identified in EO 13423.
Background of the Order: https://www.fedcenter.gov/programs/eo13514/
Opening Statement: By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to establish an integrated strategy towards sustainability in the Federal Government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas emissions a priority for Federal agencies...
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