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Main Title The Common Sense Initiative : lessons learned about protecting the environment in common sense, cost effective ways.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Reinvention.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Reinvention,
Year Published 1998
Report Number EPA100-R-98-011
Stock Number PB2005-105881
OCLC Number 40547548
Subjects Environmental protection--United States.
Additional Subjects Public health ; Environmental protection ; Pollution prevention ; Lessons learned ; Risk assessment ; Human health impacts ; Sector policy approaches ; Regulations ; Regulatory systems ; Industries ; State government ; Local government ; Common sense initiative (CSI) ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/100-R-98-011 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 03/26/1999
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 100-R-98-011 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/06/2010
EJBD  EPA 100-R-98-011 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/18/2009
EJED  EPA 100-R-98-011 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 12/14/2005
EKBD  EPA-100-R-98-011 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/26/1999
ESAD  EPA 100-R-98-011 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/01/1988
NTIS  PB2005-105881 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 39 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The goal of CSI was to develop cleaner, cheaper, smarter approaches for protecting our citizens and the natural environment. This meant finding ways to overcome the limitations of the current system, in particular, the pollutant-by-pollutant, media-by-media approach to regulation that has evolved under the nation's environmental laws. This approach, which has meant focusing on air, land, and water issues separately, has enabled us to successfully control pollution from large industrial and municipal sources. But recent years have shown its limitations. We now understand that efforts to control pollution into one medium, such as air, can actually increase pollution into the water or land. A compartmentalized regulatory system has also made it more challenging for facility managers to track, understand, and comply with environmental requirements. Likewise, regulatory staff working within compartmentalized organizational structures have been hindered from seeing environmental improvement opportunities lying outside their traditional realm of responsibility.
"EPA100-R-98-011." "December 1998." Cover title.