From: Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**SMITH.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Proper disposal of old shop equipment and machine
Date: February 21, 2012 10:47:49 AM EST
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In the past, we have worked through our attorney and risk manager to draft agreements which all parties must sign before equipment is donated or sold. It may be a good idea to check with your college's attorney and/or risk manager since laws can vary from state to state. They might also be able to suggest appropriate sale and donation pathways.

If any of the equipment contains radioactive sources, you potentially have additional responsibilities above and beyond mere equipment/contained chemicals issues, so work with your Radiation Safety Officer.

Good luck! this is a pain, but if it's done right, when you're done, it's a lovely feeling....
The above is my personal opinion only, not legal or business advice, and may not be the opinion of my employer or any group to which I belong...

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 5:54 PM, Wayne Phan <Wayne.Phan**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

Dear all,

We are scheduled to renovate our physics building next year. We have lot of old shop equipment and machine that we like to donate, sell, and get rid of. Do you know if there are any regulatory requirements or standards that we should adhere to? Any vendors that we could use for disposal of old equipments in California? Any help or suggestion would be great!



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Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
413-585-3877 (p)

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