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EPA has proposed a new rule for how healthcare facilities must manage their hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. One of the authors of the new proposed rule will explain the main provisions of the proposal.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how the proposed standards will change the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals at health care facilities
  • Understand the intersection of DEA and EPA regulations
  • Help shape the final rule by learning how to submit public comment on the proposed rule


Kristin Fitzgerald, EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery

Kristin Fitzgerald is with U.S. EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery in Washington, DC. She has been with the Agency for fourteen years, working primarily on hazardous waste generator issues. Kristin started working on hazardous waste generator issues. Kristin started working on RCRA twenty-five years ago – answering questions on the RCRA/Superfund Hotline. Prior to joining EPA she worked as a consultant to the EPA and the Department of Energy and conducted research on the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on wetland plants while managing a laboratory at a University. She holds a B.A. in Government from St. Lawrence University in New York and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University in Virginia.

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