Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 09:25:03 -0400
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Reminder: Webcast on the new Academic Lab Waste rule
Comments: To: SAFETY , lab-xl**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU

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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