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New RCRA Rule for Academic Labs

Organization(s) Environmental Protection Agency - Region 1
Project Description In response to long standing requests for change in the way RCRA is applied to college and university labs, EPA's Office of Solid Waste (OSW) convened a national workgroup to develop a new rule. Because of the Agency's experience with its Labs XL project, EPA Region 1-New England played a prominent part. The draft proposed rule has been reviewed by the Regions and EPA Headquarters Offices, and is now undergoing "full agency review." It should be proposed for public comment early in 2006. The draft rule is an opt-in, performance-based standard that gives colleges considerable flexibility in saying how their institution will meet the requirements. States will need to adopt the rule before individual colleges can join the program. EPA Region 1-New England will plan for informational sessions after the rule is proposed.

Project Contact
Name George Frantz
Phone 617-918-1883
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Educational Institutions
Activity Keywords Conference, Policy/Legislative
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 15 No. 2, Fall 2005 [PDF]


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