The Environmental Protection Agency issued a $97,000 fine to Vassar College for violating its hazardous waste disposal regulations. After inspecting the college in March 2002, the EPA observed six violations, including failing to properly label and dispose of laboratory chemicals and art supplies, lacking required permits, and not informing emergency services of the whereabouts of hazardous waste. Vassar requested an extension to the 30 day response period so that it could challenge some of the accusations and address the others.