Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 11:11:37 -0400
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: CSHEMA Comments on EPA's Academic Lab Rule
Comments: To: SAFETY

From: 	  Peter Reinhardt 
Date: 	August 7, 2006 11:05:06 AM EDT
Subject: Your Comments on EPA's Academic Lab Rule

TIME SENSITIVE: The Campus Safety, Health and Environmental  
Management Association (CSHEMA) requests that you—or your college or  
university—send the Environmental Protection Agency a comment on  
their proposal to create a new, optional set of hazardous waste  
regulations for academic laboratories. EPA’s proposal is a rare  
opportunity for higher education to create regulations that better  
fit colleges and universities.  At 
Govtrelations/academiclabrule.htm you will find more information, a  
“Sample Comment Letter,” and “CSHEMA’s 8/5/06 Comment Letter,” which  
was drafted by dozens of expert EHS professionals.

Comments are due to EPA by August 21 and may be submitted  
·        Via by following the on-line  
instructions and identifying them by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA  
2003-0012 or EPA-2050 AG 18 RCRA-2003-0012.
·        Or by sending an email to RCRA-docket**At_Symbol_Here** and  
making them, “Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2003-0012 or  
EPA-2050 AG 18 RCRA-2003-0012”

By mail, comment letters may be sent to:
OSWER Docket
EPA Docket Center Mailcode: 5305T
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.
Washington, DC 20460
“Attention Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-RCRA-2003-0012 or EPA-2050 AG 18  

We very much encourage letters in support of CSHEMA’s letter. Your  
letter would be most effective, however, if you would call out the  
priorities for your college or university. EPA COUNTS COMMENTS, so  
please help us maximize the number of comments sent to EPA. Several  
colleges, universities and organizations representing higher  
education are planning to endorse CSHEMA’s letter.


Peter A. Reinhardt, Director
Department of Environment, Health & Safety
University of North Carolina
1120 Estes Drive Extension., CB# 1650
Chapel Hill, NC   27599-1650

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