EPA Denies CBD Petition To Regulate PVC, Citing Limited Resources

January 11, 2023
EPA is tentatively denying environmentalists’ petition calling on the agency to regulate discarded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as “hazardous waste” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), arguing that the petition does not support regulation under the waste law and EPA lacks the needed resources to do so. “The rulemaking the petition is seeking under RCRA is, by definition, limited to hazards that present a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when solid waste is...

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