Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence

Campus Pollution Prevention Information Resources

Project XL
Final Rule

2001 Progress
2002 Progress

Final Project Agreement
Final Agreement
XL Stakeholders
Leighton Letter
Regulatory Relief
XL Rule

Legal Aspects
RCRA and Labs
LSEM RCRA interp
Minimizing Costs
Current Reg Arena
UConn RCRA Workshop
Yale RCRA Inspection
Development of a Laboratory EMP
Glassware Waste Project
Waste Min Project
Contacts and Info
LabWAM Priorities and Accomplishments
Background Information

Fixing RCRA (Powerpoint)
Chemical Safety Levels
Kids in Labs (Powerpoint)

Region 1
Region 2

Region 3
The R&D NESHAP Development Process
Clean Air Act

Pilot Schools' Draft EMP's

EPA Midterm Report

Boston College
BC Plan
BC Standards
UMASS Boston
Environmental Management Standard
University of Vermont
Lab Workers' FAQ's
The Rule, UVM docs
Baseline Report
Informatics Green Bridge Websites LabXL Home

1. "Greening Campuses"

Web sites:

Laboratories for the 21st Centuty (EPA's Labs21)
Second Nature
National Wildlife Federation - Campus Ecology
EPA Solid Waste and Recycling Site
The Cygnus Group (lots of good links)
Institute for Sustainable Development on Campus
University Leaders for a Sustainable Future
College and University Recycling Council
INFORM, Inc. (Making Less Garbage on Campus)


Ecodemia : Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st Century : Lessons in Smart Management from Administrators, Staff, and Students by Julian Keniry. out of print

Guides to Pollution Prevention: Research and Educational Institutions EPA-625/7-90-010
Order from

2. Laboratory Hazardous Waste Minimization

Web sites:

University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana
has Waste Minimization Fact Sheets including:

  • 101 Ways to Reduce Hazardous Waste in the Laboratory;
  • Alternatives to Chromic Acid Cleaning Solution;
  • Alternatives to Mercury and Mercury Compounds;
  • Alternatives to DNA Preps with Chloroform Extractions;
  • Pollution Prevention in Laboratories: The How To Guide;
  • Neutralization of Strong Acids and Bases;
Laboratory Waste Minimization
and Pollution Prevention

includes a waste minimization checklist
Ohio EPA Office of Pollution Prevention
paper on Research and Educational Labratory Waste Reduction


Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization in Laboratories by Peter A. Reinhardt (Editor), K. Leigh Leonard (Editor), Peter C. Ashbrook (Editor) Price: $89.95 Hardcover - 512 pages (January 1996) Lewis Publishers, Inc.; ISBN: 0873719751

Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessments for Research and Development Laboratories by Jill Engel-Cox, Kim Fowler List Price: $29.95. Paperback (June 1999) Battelle Pr; ISBN: 1574770705


Chemical Health and Safety published by the Division of Chemical Health and Safety, American Chemical Society. Includes a regular column by Peter Ashbrook on hazardous waste minimization, as well as feature articles on the issue

3. Regulatory Issues


Environmental Management Guide for Small Laboratories
EPA Publication Number 233-B-098-001


Laboratory Safety and Environmental Management, published by Prizim Inc.. Brief articles on regulatory and other laboratory issues. Free issue available from (301) 840-9316. Subscription $250/year

Web site:

Laboratory XL page /labxl
Information about the New England Universities Project XL effort and related issues.
There is also an Lab-XL e-mail list. To subscribe, send SUB LAB-XL your name to or visit

4. Professional Organizations

Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association. Division of the National Safety Council. Conducts an annual summer meeting and performs a benchmarking survey of higher educational institutions.

Laboratory Consortium for Environmental Excellence. Group of New England schools which meet for information sharing on pollution prevention and regulatory relations. Sponsor of New England Laboratories Project XL.

American Chemical Society:

- Division of Chemical Health and Safety. Meets twice annually and publishes a bi-monthly journal mentioned above

- Task Force on Laboratory Waste Management (LABWAM). For more than fifteen years, this group of laboratory safety experts and environmental consultants has focused on reforming the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) so that it adequately addresses the needs of educational and research laboratories.

Links to Information about Laboratory Regulations and Programs

Lab XL mailing list

5. University Hazardous Waste pages

University of Vermont: A waste program with a Part B permitted facility

Harvard University: Includes waste information specific to Massachusetts

Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst

Univ of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign: Contains a large amount of Laboratory Waste Minimization information

Univ of Wisconsin - Madison

Univ of Minnesota: includes an on-line hazardous waste manual

Stanford University: also includes an on-line hazardous waste manual

University of Wyoming: home of an aggressive hazardous waste minimization program, including 89 ways to reduce laboratory waste