Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence

Books, newsletters, websites, and more

Summary of Federal Environmental Laws
(SOURCE: Catholic Univesity of America, Office of General Counsel)
Laboratories for the 21st Century (EPA's Labs21)
Second Nature

National Wildlife Federation - Campus Ecology
US EPA Wastewise
US EPA Waste

Sustainable Development on Campus
University Leaders for a Sustainable Future
College and University Recycling Council

National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse
Serves the University and College community in waste prevention techniques

National Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse - Schools

Desert Research Institute EH&S Links

Advanced Chemical Safety's Risk Assessment Tool for Chemical Facilities

Laboratory Hazardous Waste Minimization Websites
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

Susan S. Silbey
Department of Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pollution Prevention in an Organic Chemistry Research Laboratory
By Robin Izzo Scott
Environmental Health and Safety, Princeton University

Environmental Management System Information
National Database on Environmental Management Systems
Volume I
Volume II
Complete Executive Summary

Introduction to Emergency Management by G.D. Haddow and J.A. Bullock. Butterworth-Heinemann & Elsevier Science publishers. ISBN: 0-7506-7689-2. 2003

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

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

Environmental Compliance Assistance Guide for Colleges and Universities. Author: John DeLaHunt, John G. Dempsey, et al. This comprehensive guide assists facilities and campus safety professionals in meeting the basic requirements of environmental regulations. The guide provides you with a basic understanding of your
obligations and responsibilities, and helps you develop compliance plans for your campus. Excellent resource includes a comprehensive listing of current laws and regulations, such as the Clean Air and Water acts, CERCLA, FIFRA, RCRA, and more. Includes many resources and references. softcover, 195 pages, ISBN 0-913359-??-X, Item A744 $ 110.00 ($ 75.00 APPA or CSHEMA Members). Call (703) 684-1446 for Customer Service. Note: A joint publishing project by APPA and the Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association.

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. See below under “Professional Organizations” for more info.

Regulatory Issues
The Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has passed new legislation requiring some facilities to develop and implement security plans and provide training to hazmat employees.

Hazardous Waste Generated in Laboratories
The purpose of this memo is to reiterate and clarify the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) policies under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste management program

Environmental Compliance Tool for Builders

EPA-funded Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center (CICA center), the first of two such centers to be announced this month that will provide Web-based information and resources to further assist compliance with important federal and state environmental regulations. The new web-based CICA center, was developed by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, in partnership with the Associated General Contractors of America, the National Association of Home Builders, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, and the Golf Course Builders Association of America.

Best Management Practices for Storm Water Phase II
The menu of BMPs is based on Phase II's six minimum control measures for small MS4s. While most C/U are not MS4s, the control measures listed could still assist institutions in complying with the EPA Storm Water Program.

The New SPCC Regulations: What You Need to Know&And Do

A conference on the revised SPCC Regulations was held in New Haven, CT. The conference was sponsored by Yale University, EPA and the C2E2. Several meaningful changes were made by EPA which will require changes by February 2003.

The R&D NESHAP Development Process

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

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

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
To keep updated on the Lab XL Project email
SUB LAB-XL your name

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 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


Presentations on Fume Hood Issues from
February 2004 C2E2 Meeting

Jessica Woolliams, Harvard
Lou Diberardinis, MIT

2002 College and University Hazardous Waste Conference at Iowa State
Presentations available for most sessions

Colleges & Universities - Instituting Change - Best Management Practice Catalog

EPA Enforcement - A Quick Overview

New England University Labs Project XL Update -
On-going Lessons Learned

College and University Environmental Management Conference August 2003

The New England Universities’ Lab XL: A Progress Report
RCRA National Meeting August 2003