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Main Title Regulatory Barriers to Pollution Prevention: A Position Paper of the Implementation Council of the American Institute for Pollution Prevention.
Author Byers, R. L. ;
CORP Author Aluminum Co. of America, Pittsburgh, PA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-91/109;
Stock Number PB91-207027
Additional Subjects Pollution abatement ; Pollution regulations ; Waste management ; Hazardous materials ; Revisions ; Environmental protection ; Information transfer ; Public information ; Refuse derived fuels ; Waste recycling ; Waste utilization ; Legislature ; Permits ; Performance standards ; Legal aspects ; Reprints ; Waste minimization ; Source reduction ; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ; Cooperative agreements ; Management reviews
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NTIS  PB91-207027 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/26/1991
Collation 7p
Pollution prevention/waste minimization is a win-win-win situation for government, industry, and the public, which offers more than just protection of the environment for all. Industry gains from reduced capital and operating costs, reduced liabilities, cleaner and safer working conditions, conservation of energy and material resources, and the opportunity for government and industry to work together in a cooperative manner. However, a number of regulatory barriers exist which discourage pollution prevention/waste minimization. The paper provides examples from the aluminum, chemical, petroleum, and wood treating industries of how these regulatory barriers become disincentives. To promote pollution prevention/waste minimization, Congress and the U.S. EPA need to reexamine those RCRA provisions which support a command and control strategy that creates the barriers. The barriers include the distinction between value and valueless materials, offsite storage requirements prior to reuse/recycle, the 'Derived from Fuel', the 'Burning for Fuel Rule', land ban technology standards, and RD&D restrictions. A new RCRA Pollution Prevention/Waste Minimization subtitle is proposed to eliminate or minimize these barriers. (Copyright (c) 1991--Air & Waste Management Association.)