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Easing EPA Chemical Reporting Could Promote Recycling

June 12, 2017, 8:49 PM

Companies want to enlist the EPA’s help so they can recycle valuable metals and other inorganic chemicals and cut down the amount of time and money they’re spending filling out paperwork.

Some businesses said it’s easier to simply dispose of manufacturing byproducts such as wastewater rather than go through the process of determining if the materials must be reported under the primary chemicals law.

“If we could avoid having to figure out all this—whether to report—that would alleviate a substantial burden,” said Mark Duvall, a chemicals attorney with Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. He represents Guardian Industries on ...