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Announcement of a Public Stakeholder Meeting on Management of Hazardous Waste in Research and/or Academic Laboratories

Federal Register, June 3, 2003, Page 33121


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of a public stakeholder meeting.


EPA's Office of Solid Waste is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, June 18, 2003, to discuss issues associated with hazardous waste management in research and/or academic laboratories. The purpose of this meeting is to present our progress to date on issues specific to waste management in research and academic laboratories and solicit input from individual stakeholders on approaches to addressing these issues. A tentative agenda is available upon request. The following topics are planned for discussion: when/where to make a hazardous waste determination, waste labeling requirements, personnel training requirements, satellite accumulation, and types of treatment that are performed in laboratories. Interested parties may choose to attend the meeting or submit written comment. The Agency's goal is to improve the program to better protect human health and the environment through standards that are harmonious with the way laboratories operate.


The stakeholder meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time. Submit written comments on or before July 18.


EPA will hold the meeting in Washington, DC at EPA East (Conference Room 1153), 1201 Constitution Ave., NW. Interested parties also may participate via videoconferencing at the following locations: 1. North Chelmsford--EPA Region I Laboratory (Kennebunkport Room), 11 Technology Drive, North Chelmsford, MA 01863. 2. Chicago--EPA Region V Office (Lake Erie Conference Room), 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604. 3. San Francisco--EPA Region IX Office (Conference Room R1915), 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, by facsimile, or through hand delivery/courier. Follow the detailed instructions as provided in Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

Further Information

Kate Davis, Office of Solid Waste (5304W), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (703) 308-0091; fax number: (703) 308-0514; e-mail address: