Code of Maine Rules
05 - DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
071 - EDUCATION - GENERAL
Chapter 161 - PURCHASE AND STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
Section 071-161-2 - PURCHASE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

Current through 2023-52, December 27, 2023

A. A Hazardous Chemical Screening Process shall be established in each school administrative unit to review and approve the purchase of any hazardous chemical required by any department, academic as well as service function. The process will be conducted under the direction of the superintendent of the school unit (or his or her representative) in consultation with school employees in speciality areas in which the hazardous chemicals are to be used,

B. Requests for the purchase of a hazardous chemical shall include at least the following information:

1. The common and chemical name of the chemical;

2. The amount of the chemical needed for the year;

3. The storage requirements, curricular use and waste disposal procedures for the chemical; and

4. The amount and age of any existing quantities of the chemical.

C. When purchasing hazardous chemicals that have a shelflife of greater than two years, the school unit shall order quantities which can be fully consumed under normal conditions and use within two years of the purchase date. If the hazardous chemical has a shelflife of less than two years, the quantity purchased must be consumable under normal conditions and use within the stated shelf-life period.

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