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WASTE INDUSTRY URGES OMB TO QUICKLY APPROVE RCRA PAPERWORK RULE

The Environmental Technology Council (ETC) is offering to help finance an electronic paperwork system if the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) quickly approves a long-delayed rule aimed at reducing paperwork burdens for waste shipments, according to an industry source familiar with the issue.

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PENTAGON DRAFTS FIRST-TIME POLICY TO PROMOTE 'GREEN' PURCHASES

The Pentagon is developing a first-time policy to require the military to purchase environment-friendly products and equipment, which provides guidance on purchasing EPA-certified products containing recycled materials.

The policy also gives procurement officers guidance on using alternative non-fossil fuels and chemicals that do not deplete the stratospheric ozone layer.

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PENDING CRT RULE WILL NOT ADDRESS NEXT GENERATION OF ELECTRONICS

EPA's pending rule to boost recycling of computer monitors and televisions containing cathode ray tubes (CRTs) will not address the next generation of electronics equipment, likely forcing the agency to develop another contentious proposal for recycling and disposing of the products, according to EPA, industry and academic sources.

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EPA DEVELOPS METHOD TO BETTER DETECT PERCHLORATE CONTAMINATION

EPA is developing a new test for perchlorate contamination in an effort to address perceived deficiencies in the current method for detecting the pollutant in drinking water sources, agency and military officials say.

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NEW RULING ALLOWS CLEANUP COST RECOVERY BEFORE REMEDY IS COMPLETE

A recent federal appellate decision may set a precedent encouraging settlements in Superfund disputes by allowing parties to receive cost contribution based on estimates of a future remedy's cost, rather than requiring them to wait until the remedy is completed, according to industry attorneys.

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CANADIAN MINE SAYS U.S. COURTS LACK ROLE IN CROSS-BORDER WASTE SUIT

A Canadian mining company facing a landmark Superfund suit for cross-border waste releases is urging a federal district court to dismiss a Pacific Northwest tribe's lawsuit seeking to force the company to comply with an EPA order aimed at cleaning up the contamination.

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SUPERFUND CLEANUP PROGRAM WINS 'ADEQUATE' GRADE IN OMB REVIEW

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- The White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) has given EPA's Superfund cleanup program an "adequate" grade in its initial review of the program's performance, leading one top agency official to conclude that the program will receive funding increases in future budget requests.

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EPA SEEKS UNSPENT STATE FUNDS TO EASE SUPERFUND BUDGET SHORTFALL

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- EPA is attempting to recover as much as $250 million in unspent Superfund and brownfields funds the agency has distributed to states over the past 14 years to address funding shortfalls that have prevented the agency from beginning cleanup at all eligible Superfund sites, EPA officials say.

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EPA REVISES GUIDE FOR CLEANING SITES IN ALTERNATIVE TO NPL PROGRAM

EPA has revised its controversial guidance outlining requirements industry must fulfill when cleaning up sites that the agency agrees not to place on the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) -- requirements EPA established to boost its annual list of completed cleanups -- after industry claimed the original document would be too stringent.

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WASTE INDUSTRY URGES OMB TO QUICKLY APPROVE RCRA PAPERWORK RULE

The Environmental Technology Council (ETC) is offering to help finance an electronic paperwork system if the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) quickly approves a long-delayed rule aimed at reducing paperwork burdens for waste shipments before it gets bogged down because of the presidential election, according to an industry source familiar with the issue.

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