Sanitary engineering expert witnesses may write reports and opine on waste disposal, waste minimization, waste water, and related issues. In Understanding and Applying the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), EHSwire asks the question, what does the Federal PPA require?
Facilities must account for their use of toxic chemicals and, where feasible, reduce their use. Toxic pollution that cannot be reduced should be recycled, and pollution that cannot be recycled should be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.
EHS professionals must have a firm understanding of the processes that use toxic chemicals in order to reduce their use. Documenting these activities is an important step in PPA compliance and must include an accounting for the final disposal of toxic chemicals. Generally this is done using the EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting Form R.
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