The Resource Environmental right-to-know : EPA's recent rule could reduce availability of toxic chemical information used to assess environmental justice : testimony before the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, statement of John B. Stephenson

Environmental right-to-know : EPA's recent rule could reduce availability of toxic chemical information used to assess environmental justice : testimony before the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, statement of John B. Stephenson

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Environmental right-to-know : EPA's recent rule could reduce availability of toxic chemical information used to assess environmental justice : testimony before the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives
Title
Environmental right-to-know
Title remainder
EPA's recent rule could reduce availability of toxic chemical information used to assess environmental justice : testimony before the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives
Statement of responsibility
statement of John B. Stephenson
Title variation
  • Environmental right to know
  • EPA's recent rule could reduce availability of toxic chemical information used to assess environmental justice
Title variation remainder
Environmental Protection Agency's recent rule could reduce availability of toxic chemical information used to assess environmental justice
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Language
eng
Summary
A 1994 Executive Order sought to ensure that minority and low-income populations are not subjected to disproportionately high and adverse health or environ-mental effects from agency activities. In a July 2005 report, GAO made several recommendations to improve the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) adherence to these environmental justice principles. The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) requires certain facilities that use toxic chemicals to report their releases to EPA, which makes the information available in the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). Since 1995, facilities may submit a brief statement (Form A) in lieu of the more detailed Form R if releases of a chemical do not exceed 500 pounds a year. In January 2007, EPA finalized the TRI Burden Reduction Rule, quadrupling to 2,000 pounds what facilities can release before having to disclose details using Form R. Congress is considering codifying the Executive Order and requiring EPA to implement GAO's environ-mental justice recommendations. Other legislation would amend EPCRA to, among other things, revert the Form A threshold to 500 pounds or less. In this testimony, GAO discusses (1) EPA's response to GAO's environmental justice recommendations, (2) the extent to which EPA followed internal guidelines when developing the TRI rule and (3) the impact of the rule on communities and facilities.
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EJB
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Stephenson, John B
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federal national government publication
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
Series statement
Testimony
Series volume
GAO-08-115 T
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  • United States
  • Chemicals
  • Hazardous substances
Label
Environmental right-to-know : EPA's recent rule could reduce availability of toxic chemical information used to assess environmental justice : testimony before the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, statement of John B. Stephenson
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 5, 2007)
  • "For release on delivery ... October 4, 2007."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 10/5/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08115t.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Environmental right-to-know : EPA's recent rule could reduce availability of toxic chemical information used to assess environmental justice : testimony before the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, statement of John B. Stephenson
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 5, 2007)
  • "For release on delivery ... October 4, 2007."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet. Address as of 10/5/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08115t.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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