Academic Laboratory Rule
The academic laboratory rule outlined in Chapter 173-303-235 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) provides alternative requirements for academic laboratories choosing to be regulated by the rule.
Participation is limited to certain academic laboratories. The labs that are eligible are college or universities, teaching hospitals that are owned by or have a formal written agreement with a college or university, or non-profit institutes that are owned by or have a formal written agreement with a college or university.
There are several requirements that labs must meet to be in compliance with the rule. This webpage is intended to assist labs with the reporting requirements of the rule. Please refer to WAC 173-303 to learn more about all of the requirements for compliance.
All labs that participate in this rule are required to report annually. Section 10D must be filled out as part of the Site Identification form for each report.
Small Quantity Generators (SQG) that do not exceed the 220 pound limit are required to file a completed Site ID form including section 10D and the waste codes associated with the waste generated.
If a SQG exceeds the 220 or the 2.2 quantity exclusion limits because of materials being disposed of as part of the laboratory clean-out, the SQG is required to:
Medium and Large Quantity Generators are required to report the waste activities as they have in the past with two exceptions. Section 10D of the Site ID form must be filled out and the source code G-17 will be used for any waste generated as part of the laboratory clean-out.
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