The disposal of regulated waste and other unwanted chemicals has become increasingly complicated. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state laws regulate the treatment and disposal of chemical wastes in New York. The purpose of this section is to help you better understand exactly what is and isn't regulated chemical waste. In providing this section we encourage you to design experiments with waste minimization in mind. EHOS expects that you will dispose of chemical waste generated in your laboratory in a manner consistent with the legal requirements of federal and state laws.