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EPA Finalizes TRI Rule (1/9/07)

January 9, 2007
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized a Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) rule that encourages reductions in chemical emissions and increases in recycling at facilities nationwide. The EPA also announced its decision to continue requiring TRI data reporting on an annual basis. These changes in no way affect the specific chemicals or amounts of chemicals that facilities are authorized to release to the environment. In addition, the final rule does not exempt any facility from reporting their releases, nor does it remove any chemicals from the TRI.

The rule allows facilities that completely eliminate releases of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals (PBTs), and recycle and treat no more than 500 pounds of such chemicals, to use a shorter reporting form. For non-PBT chemicals, the rule allows businesses to use the simpler reporting form if their releases are no more than 2000 pounds of waste as part of an overall waste management limit of 5000 pounds.

For more information about the final rule, visit www.epa.gov/tri/tridata/modrule/phase2/forma.htm.

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