Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence

Lab XL

Project XL
Final Rule

2001 Progress
2002 Progress
2003 Progress
2004 Progress
2005 Progress
2006 Progress
2007 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
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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

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

August, 2000:

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
The Future of the Chemical Hygiene Officer. This included the results of a survey he did of 70+ CHO's about their jobs.

Also available are presentations by Robert Emery on
Essential Elements of Occupational Reproductive Health Programs
and by Ralph Stuart on
Children in Laboratories: Institutional Approaches
from the same meeting.

EPA Region 3 asks "Twenty Questions for College and University Presidents".

Federal EPA sez: "Universities, Colleges Not Receiving Top Marks for Environmental Compliance"

June, 2000:

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.

April, 2000:

The magazine University Business published an article entitled
The EPA Versus the Toxic Campus which does a good job of describing the challenges of environmental regulatory compliance in higher education.