Back To The Future For Toxics Release Program: EPA

Law360, New York (April 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has effectively rescinded a relatively lax toxic-waste-reporting rule promulgated under the Bush administration, a move that will force facilities to take stricter account of their emissions under the Toxics Release Inventory Program.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a final rule reinstating the earlier reporting requirements on Tuesday, just over a month after Congress mandated the move in a provision in the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The rescinded rule, finalized in December 2006, had eased requirements for reporting use and emissions of...
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