EPA Mandates Digital Switch For Toxic Release Forms

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule Monday preventing businesses from handing in paper-copy or CD-ROM submissions of nontrade-secret toxic release inventory information, requiring that all the forms be turned in using the agency's own software program.

The new all-digital policy for the chemical data will save the agency money by cutting processing costs and will provide the public with faster access to the toxic substances information, the EPA said in a Federal Register notice. The rule will take effect Jan. 21.

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