Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 21:28:24 EST
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From: Jim Kaufman <Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: Number of Laboratories
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One of the most interesting things about this questions has been that more 
folks seem interested in editing the question than trying to make some 
reasonable estimate.

How about just giving you best order of magnitude estimate and state your a

Here's some additional information that I just received.

<< Thanks, I appreciate your help.=A0 I am working on a cost analysis of the
Lab Regulatory Rule.=A0 The Lab Regulatory Rule is a rule designed to
provide regulatory relief to colleges and universities from the Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act.=A0 The specifics of the rule are yet to be
determined.=A0 The EPA is trying to figure out how to lessen the burden on
university labs while still maintaining the safety of humans and the
environment.=A0 This rule is designed for schools and labs that fit the
definitions below.

College/University:=A0 an academic institution which awards undergraduate
or graduate degrees.

Laboratory:=A0=A0 a workplace within a college or university where learning
or exploratory activity occurs and where relatively small quantities of
hazardous chemicals are used on a nonproduction basis.=A0 A laboratory may
include more than one room if the rooms are in the same building and
under the control of a single manager/supervisor.=A0 A workplace whose
function is to produce commercial quantities of chemicals is not a
college or university laboratory and therefore does not have the option
of complying with this subpart. >>

                               James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
                        The Laboratory Safety Institute
                   Safety in Science and Science Education      
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        508-647-1900  Fax: 508-647-0062  Cell: 508-574-6264
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