42 U.S. Code § 4370 - Reimbursement for use of facilities
(a) Authority to allow outside groups or individuals to use research and test facilities; reimbursement
The Administrator is authorized to allow appropriate use of special Environmental Protection Agency research and test facilities by outside groups or individuals and to receive reimbursement or fees for costs incurred thereby when he finds this to be in the public interest. Such reimbursement or fees are to be used by the Agency to defray the costs of use by outside groups or individuals.
(b) Rules and regulations
The Administrator may promulgate regulations to cover such use of Agency facilities in accordance with generally accepted accounting, safety, and laboratory practices.