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By: ACS Task Force on Laboratory Waste Management
256 pages, illustrations, tables
Since the first edition of this book was published in 1994, state and federal agencies have increased enforcement of their hazardous waste disposal laws in laboratories. The enforcement actions resulting from these inspections have changed the perspective of many hazardous waste managers about what constitutes a "compliant program". These changes have prompted the preparation of this 2nd Edition. This revision is intended to provide all levels of laboratory staff a guide for managing laboratory chemical wastes in compliance with federal and state environmental regulations. New chapters have been added, all have been updated, and additional resources have been included to address changes in regulations and regulatory interpretations.
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2. Management Obligations
3. Laws and Regulations
4. Using Information Resources
5. Training Requirements
6. Identification and Characterization of Hazardous Wastes
7. Pollution Prevention, Waste Minimization, and Green Chemistry
8. Other Laboratory Waste
9. Managing Multihazardous (<"Mixed>") Wastes
10. Hazardous Waste Accumulation
11. Managing Hazardous Waste and Disposal
13. Liability and Enforcement
15. Management Systems Approach to Laboratory Waste
Appendix A: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Waste Lists
Appendix B: Resources and Reference Materials
Appendix C: Common Abbreviations
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The ACS Task Force on Laboratory Chemical and Waste Management supports the Joint Board/Council Committee on Chemical Safety in the advancement of safety, health, and environmental stewardship in chemical laboratories. This is done by monitoring federal and state law- and rule-making, informing laboratory professionals to help them understand and comply with environmental health and safety (EHS) requirements, and inspiring good laboratory EHS management practices.
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