The purpose of this web page is to provide a clearinghouse for information related to performance-oriented laboratory environmental regulation reform.
The primary focus is the work of the Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence (C2E2) to improve the environmental performance of institutions of higher education.
We are doing this by exploring the development of environmental management systems as they might be applied to hazardous materials use in laboratories, sharing ideas and information about training resources, and participating in the development of a Project XL program in colloboration with the EPA.
Background on The EPA and Higher Education
Peter Reinhardt of the University of Wisconsin gave a presentation at the University Hazardous Waste Management Conference in Louisville, KY entitled "Fixing RCRA: Striving for Appropriate Environmental Regulation of Colleges and Universities". You can see his powerpoint slides here.
Tom Shelley of Cornell University
gave a presentation at the August meeting of the Division
of Chemical Health and Safety of the American Chemical Society on
Also available are presentations
by Robert Emery on
EPA Region 3 asks "Twenty Questions for College and University Presidents".
The EPA's Labs 21 program published a Federal Register notice announcing its interest in using the EPA's Project XL program to promote consideration of energy and water conservation measures in laboartory buildings. Discussion of possible scenarios for regulatory flexibility with respect this program are taking place on the Lab XL e-mail list.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is sponsoring a project to determine the best management practices for managing hazardous waste. They are working with 10 universities and a like number of regulatory agencies at the state and federal levels and have released a report on their early progress.
The magazine University
Business published an article entitled
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