Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 16:06:16 -0400
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Re: Number of research laboratories in US?
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> >  Is this something that has come off the tails of the recent 
incidents at UCLA, Texas Tech and TAMU?
To some extent. It's more trying to figure out what the context of the 
google reports of lab hazmat events each day represent. 

>The reality is many organizations, especially in universities,  do not 
have a true lab registration program or process.  

That was an ongoing struggle in the Lab XL effort that led to the 
Subpart K rule; just counting "labs" at a specific institution such as 
ours. After today's suggestion, I did look at the preamble of the rule 
and it appears that the EPA didn't want to take this question on either. 
They did include the number of large quantity generators in academia, 
but they didn't get more specific than that as far as I can see.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH 
Environmental Safety Manager 
University of Vermont 
Environmental Safety Facility 
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405 


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