Laboratory Decommissioning Procedure

NMSU employees responsible for laboratory facilities and operations are required to follow this Laboratory Decommissioning Procedure prior to vacating any laboratory or other space where chemical, biological, or radioactive agents have been used or stored. Events requiring decommissioning of a laboratory include:

  • Terminating affiliation with New Mexico State University
  • Relocating to another laboratory space
  • Major laboratory renovation
  • Retirement from research pursuits

The principal investigator, academic instructor, lab director/manager and graduate student are fully responsible for complying with all laboratory decommissioning requirements. Please click on the link below for further instruction and for the NMSU Laboratory Decommissioning Form.

Laboratory Decommissioning Procedure & Form