EPA Must Respond to Consent Decree
PVC Hazardous Waste or Not?
Did you know you can petition the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to add, remove, or modify regulations related to hazardous waste under 40 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 260.20? In doing so, this requires that the EPA respond in a “reasonable [amount of] time.” Unfortunately for the EPA, a petition regarding Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) slipped through the cracks, and the EPA did not respond within a reasonable amount of time, which in turn led an environment group to file the current suit against the EPA.
Which brings us to where we are today. The EPA now must respond to The Center for Biological Diversity’s petition to classify PVC as a hazardous waste and regulate it under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) no later than January 20, 2023.
To read more about the proposed consent decree and petition by the Center for Biological Diversity click the following links:
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