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What are the requirements for entry and operating at APEL?
APEL is an open user facility. One of its primary purposes is to promote development of new businesses and product lines leading to new jobs in the local communities. APEL is concerned with the safety of its occupants. APEL does not accept projects using biological or chemical warfare agents or explosives. It also does not accept radioactive materials. However, sealed commercial radiation sources in instruments and tracer quantities below licensing levels may be allowed. If you have questions or would like more information about APEL, contact Suzanne F. Mitchell .
Effluents, emissions and permits
APEL has a liquid effluent discharge permit to the City of Richland water treatment facility. It has a Benton county air discharge permit. APEL also has a fire safety permit from the city and five separate fire zones which flammable and combustible gases and liquids may be safely stored.
APEL shall, consistent with prudent practice, conduct its activities in a manner which considers the protection of the environment in accordance with applicable federal and state environmental laws, regulations, permits, and agreements.
APEL is ISO 14001 compliant.
To protect the environment, the APEL will:
Tenant environmental policy
While the APEL facility holds the permits, the tenants hold ultimate responsibility for compliance. The APEL facility is operated to allow tenants maximum flexibility while operating within the various permit parameters. The systems approach to regulatory and permit compliance at APEL provides an environment conducive to startups, and testing with efficient, effective environmental compliance and minimal intrusion.
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