Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 18:10:52 -0400
Reply-To: "Reinhardt, Peter (Environment Health and Safety)"

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From: "Reinhardt, Peter (Environment Health and Safety)"

Subject: Don't miss - EPA Lab Rule webcast by NACUBO/CSHEMA
Don't Miss the NACUBO/CSHEMA Webcast!

"Performance Based Regulations Proposed for Academic Labs: What You Need
to Know"


The National Association of College and University Business Officers
(NACUBO) and the Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management
Association (CSHEMA) are sponsoring a webcast to explain EPA's new
proposed rule for academic laboratories. The wecast can be viewed live
from 1:30-3:00 EDT on June 14, 2006, or viewed at any time afterward via
NACUBO's site. To register, see 


For more than twenty years, higher education has encouraged and worked
with the Environmental Protection Agency to recognize the unique nature
of the academic laboratory environment and the challenges colleges and
universities face in complying with hazardous waste rules. On May 23,
the EPA published a proposed rule defining new, optional standards for
management of hazardous waste in academic laboratories. The new rules
provide flexibility by allowing institutions to manage unwanted
materials in labs in a more efficient manner as described in the
institution's Laboratory Management Plan. Key provisions include
allowing institutions greater latitude in the management and labeling of
containers in labs, flexibility in determining when and where an
unwanted material is a hazardous waste, and additional time for
laboratory cleanouts. Following the EPA's presentation, environmental
health and safety experts will discuss the practical implications of
this new proposed rule.


What You Will Learn:

*        Key provisions of the proposed performance-based standard

*        How implementation of the rules may affect hazardous waste
programs at small and large institutions

*        What criteria a campus would likely use to decide whether to
"opt in" to the proposed rule rather than to comply with the current
RCRA regulations

*        What you might want to address in comments to EPA


Who Should Participate?

*        Environmental Health & Safety Officers

*        Chief Business Officers

*        Facilities Managers

*        Risk Managers

*        Academic Laboratory Personnel

*        University counsel


Panelists will be Meg McCarthy of EPA, Ralph Stuart of the University of
Vermont and Peter Reinhardt of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. You may view the rule via 




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