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Academic Lab Rule

Federal Register, December 1, 2008, Page 72911-72960

Agency

Environmental Protection Agency

Action

Final rule

Summary

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is finalizing an alternative set of generator requirements applicable to laboratories owned by eligible academic entities, as defined in this final rule. The rule provides a flexible and protective set of regulations that address the specific nature of hazardous waste generation and accumulation in laboratories at colleges and universities, as well as other eligible academic entities formally affiliated with colleges and universities. This final rule is optional and colleges and universities and other eligible academic entities formally affiliated with a college or university have the choice of managing their hazardous wastes in accordance with the new alternative regulations as set forth in this final regulation or remaining subject to the existing generator regulations.

Dates

This final rule is effective December 31, 2008

Addresses

EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. RCRA-2003-0012. All documents in the docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA RCRA Docket, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the RCRA Docket is (202) 566-0270.

Further Information

For further information regarding specific aspects of this notice, contact Kristin Fitzgerald, Office of Solid Waste, (703) 308-8286, Fitzgerald.Kristin@epa.gov; Patricia Mercer, Office of Solid Waste, (703) 308-8408, Mercer.Patricia@epa.gov; or Jessica Biegelson, Office of Solid Waste, (703) 308-0026, Biegelson.Jessica@epa.gov. Mail inquiries may be directed to the Office of Solid Waste, (5304P), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460.

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