EPA Proposes Collecting Less Information on Toxic Pollution

EPA recently announced plans that would essentially dismantle its Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), the nation’s premier tool for notifying the public about toxic pollution. The TRI annually provides communities with details about the amount of toxic chemicals released into the surrounding air, land, and water. The information enables concerned groups and individuals to press companies to reduce their pollution, resulting in safer, healthier communities. Despite the program’s widely hailed success, however, EPA is proposing to significantly rolling back the program’s reporting requirements… For more info, see the links below:link 1link 2Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. TRI–2005–0073, by one of the following methods:• Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow theon-line instructions for submitting comments.• Agency Web site: http://www.epa.gov/edocket. EDOCKET, EPA’selectronic public docket and comment system, is EPA’s preferred method for receiving comments. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.• E-mail: oei.docket@epa.gov• Fax: 202–566–0741.• Mail: Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Docket,Environmental Protection AgencyMail Code: 28221T1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.Washington, DC 20460Attention Docket ID No. TRI–2005–0073.Thanks to Kevin and WISC for the information.

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