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RE: Copy of P2 Act of 1990

You can find it hidden in H.R. 5835 passed by the101st Congress. The bill’s name is: “To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 4 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 1991”. Sponsored by Rep Leon Panetta (now there is a flash from the past). The real story on how this bill passed is a real example of “how you do not want to see sausage or legislation made”. Hope this helps.


Gary Hunt


Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

1639 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1639





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-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Pojasek [mailto:rpojasek@sprynet.com]
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 12:02 PM
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject: Re: Copy of P2 Act of 1990


There was no separate "Pollution Prevention Act of 1990" passed by Congress.  It was buried in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990.  It took people several weeks to find it in the thick document that Congress uses to move many of its pork barrel issues.  Those of you that were around in these times remember that Congress had trouble passing this legislation.  It made it through the Senate a few times but the House resisted it.  It never went to Conference committee.  So it was interesting to see whether it was the House or Senate version that got buried in OBRA-1990.  It was intrigue like we have never seen before.  No one at EPA knew that this was happening and it took several days for it to be found.  Everyone was happy, but it did not use the word pollution prevention anywhere except in the title.  The Assistant Administrator issued a memorandum defining Pollution Prevention as Source Reduction - the term used in the "Act."  Unlike the other pork barrel issues in OBRA, I do not think any money was aloted to the implementation of this Act.... another unfunded mandate.  I think Thomas <http://thomas.loc.gov/> might be a good source for OBRA-1990 information.  Good luck.

Bob Pojasek

At 11:23 AM 10/13/2003 -0400, you wrote:

Hello All&

We are looking for an official copy of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (42 USC Chapter 133).  There many websites with the text, but I am trying to find a clean pdf of the original act.  I know this sounds like a simple request, but a thorough Internet search has not produced a copy.  Any help would be appreciated. 

Thank you!

Jill Engel-Cox




Dr. Robert B. Pojasek

Pojasek & Associates

PO Box 1333

E. Arlington, MA 02474-0071

(v) 781-641-2422

(f)  781-465-6006




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