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THE MANAGEMENT AND COST OF LABORATORY WASTE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH: Report of a Workshop
Identification of Problems Discussion
Issue 1: What are the special needs and characteristics of research laboratories as opposed to other waste producers?
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?
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
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?
Summary of day's discussion (Brown and Raub)
Friday, February 11
Plenary Discussion (continued)
Solutions Discussion (continued)
Overview of previous and current day's discussion
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
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?