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Business Policy and Procedure Manual
University of Missouri-Columbia
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
March 1999
Chapter 7
HEALTH & SAFETY
Section: 7:050
Management of Hazardous Materials & Hazardous Waste

Management of Hazardous Materials & Hazardous Waste

The management of environmental hazardous, including transportation and use of all hazardous materials and the proper treatment and/or disposal of hazardous waste generated through University research, academic, and service and support staff operations, must comply with the provisions of applicable federal and state statutes and their associated rules and regulations.

Responsibility for Compliance

Faculty members, students, and other University employees are responsible for being informed of the applicable rules and regulations and to comply with theses rules and regulations. The University will make every appropriate effort to protect faculty members and other employees from civil penalties imposed by outside agencies as a result of the alleged improper use, storage or waste management practices provided they have made bona fide efforts to comply with appropriate regulations.

Non-Compliance

Non-compliance with federal and/or state statutes and their associated regulations can result in significant penalties and fines to the University and to its employees an individuals. Failure to comply with the applicable rules and regulations constitutes possible grounds for dismissal of students and termination for cause of faculty and staff.

Applicable Statutes

Applicable statutes include the following:
  • USC Public Law 93-633, "The Transportation Safety Act of 1975," and its associated rules and regulations - Title 49, Subchapter C as amended.
  • USC Public Law 94-580, "Resource Conservation and Recovery Act," and its associated rules and regulations - Title 40, Parts 260-270 as amended.
  • Missouri statutes, RSMo., Chapters 203, 204, and 260, which cover air pollution, water pollution, and solid waste management/hazardous waste, respectively as revised.
  • Any other Federal and State statutory requirements relative to this issue which may be forthcoming in the future.

Other Sources of Information

For additional information on this subject, check the following sources:
  • Environmental Health and Safety (882-7018), 8 Research Park Development Building.
  • Hazardous Materials Management Procedure Manual - Registered User Edition. An Environmental Health & Safety publication.
  • Hazardous Materials Handbook. An Environmental Health & Safety publication.
  • Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri, Section 85.020. Collected Rules and Regulations is maintained by the Office of the General Counsel, 227 University Hall. A copy of the Collected Rules and Regulations is at Ellis Library.
  • UM Business Policy Manual, Section 604. The UM Business Policy Manual is maintained by Management Services, 225 University Hall. The manual is available via on-line computer access and printed copy is at Ellis Library.