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.
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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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.
Dr. Robert B. Pojasek
Pojasek & Associates
PO Box 1333
E. Arlington, MA 02474-0071