CAT Chat Minutes

02/01/2010

Operations, Mark Beno

Beno reported that the start up is right on schedule.

Safety

Tom Barkalow
Barkalow announced that Federal agencies are required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% by the year 2020. The use of SF6 is the main factor in greenhouse gas emissions. Users will be required to report on the amount of SF6 that is being used.

Paul Rossi
Rossi mentioned that the TMS system has been upgraded to include med certifications (including eye exams for lasers). Rossi also said that there is a chemical clean sweep in progress. Please call him for information on disposing of chemicals in original containers.

Other, Bruce Glagola
Glagola asked that users be encouraged to complete their ESAFS in a more timely fashion.

Next Meeting: Monday, February 8, 2010