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THE MANAGEMENT AND COST OF LABORATORY WASTE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH: Report of a Workshop Appendix II GOVERNMENT-UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE WORKSHOP The Management and Cost of Laboratory Waste Associated with the Conduct of Research National Academy of Sciences Building 2101 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20418 Lecture Room February 10-11, 1994 AGENDA Thursday, February 10 9:00 Welcome and Workshop Overview by Workshop Co-Chairs Theodore Brown, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois William Raub, Science Advisor to the Administrator, U.S. EPA 9:30 Panel on Laboratory Waste Management Concerns: How do regulations and the costs for managing laboratory waste currently have a substantial impact on the conduct of research? What impact do they have on laboratory practices? Is that impact likely to increase in the future? Emmett Barkley, Director, Office of Laboratory Safety, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Lawrence Gibbs, Associate Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety, Stanford University Robert Stephens, Chief, Hazardous Materials Laboratory, California Environmental Protection Agency Douglas Raber, Director, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, National Academy of Sciences 10:30 Break 10:45 Panel Discussion (continued) 12:00 Lunch
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THE MANAGEMENT AND COST OF LABORATORY WASTE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH: Report of a Workshop Plenary Discussion Identification of Problems Discussion 1:00 Issue 1: What are the special needs and characteristics of research laboratories as opposed to other waste producers? 2:00 Issue 2: What are the regulatory constraints faced by laboratories--particularly to waste storage, waste minimization, on-site waste treatment, and mixed waste disposal? How do federal, state, and local regulations overlap, and how do these jurisdictions coordinate with each other, if at all? 3:00 Break 3:15 Issue 3: What are the costs of waste management, and what are the best mechanisms for managing these costs? How are they allocated within the university? Identification of Potential Solutions Discussion 4:15 Issue 4: What positive changes could be made in the conduct of research or the training of research personnel to improve its management of mixed, chemical, radioactive, and biohazardous waste? 5:15 Summary of day's discussion (Brown and Raub) 5:30 Adjourn Friday, February 11 Plenary Discussion (continued) Solutions Discussion (continued) 8:30 Overview of previous and current day's discussion 9:45 Break 10:00 Issue 5: What possible regulatory or legislative policy mechanisms could be used to alleviate the regulatory constraints faced by laboratories? (e.g., emphasize best practice under existing regulations; establish waivers within existing regulations; modify regulations) Mechanisms for Analyzing Problems and Solutions Discussion 11:00 Issue 6: What are the appropriate mechanisms for considering the problems and possible policies and practices in response to them? Is the Roundtable the appropriate mechanism, what approach should it use to address this problem? If it is not the Roundtable, than what other entities might be more appropriate? 12:00 Summary of Workshop Discussion 12:30 Adjourn
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