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US GAO reviews P2 promotion by US EPA



This report is important reading for those involved with promotion of
cleaner production and pollution prevention, it offers many "lessons
learned".
-Burt Hamner

**US GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE ENCOURAGES MORE P2 AT EPA.
GAO recently issued a report, entitled: "Pollution Prevention: EPA Should
Strengthen Its Efforts to Measure and Encourage Pollution Prevention." As
the title suggests, GAO recommends that EPA [1] clarify Toxic Release
Inventory reporting requirements to obtain better P2 data from firms, and
[2] improve review of its regulations for source reduction effects.  Also,
the report briefly describes the extent to which P2 is used at the Agency
and outlines key factors that both encourage and discourage prevention.
This Report (Number GAO-01-283), dated February 21, released on March 26,
is posted at:
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?rptno=gao-01-283

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Burton Hamner
www.cleanerproduction.com
Seattle, WA
bhamner@cleanerproduction
206-526-5308
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