Strengths and weaknesses of the Pollution Protection Act
Posted On March 4, 2017
Pollution Protection Act (PPA) is a regulatory act, which aims to introduce or eliminate pollution caused by hazardous waste in the United States. The law does this in several ways, including reducing waste of resources to promote the modification of production processes, the use of the use of non-toxic or less-toxic substances, implementing conservation techniques, materials and time again. The accident in 1990, in many cases where the PPA is very successful initial reduced pollution and waste related to production costs. You will find several case studies in the Environmental Protection Agency's website. However, the PPA has largely not used, and can be considered effective. Congress, politicians, and environmental regulators agree with the PPA lack of basic tools that simplify the task of the law allows the environmental regulatory process. Without a major update to the PPA will remain stagnant piece of environmental legislation.
after the law came Pollution Act of Congress realized that there was a significant need to reduce the source of contamination, thereby preventing pollution in the future. Before PPA, pollution laws only deal with the handling and proper disposal of pollution, not pollution prevention. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for the successful implementation of the PPA. The EPA performed by adjusting programs to reduce one source. These programs collect information about states, as well as providing them with financial assistance for carrying out projects. The EPA monitors the effectiveness of these programs by requiring organizations to send compliance reports, such as toxic release reports that monitor the output of toxic chemicals. One such example is the right to act to protect workers from exposure to harmful chemicals by being aware of the chemicals come into contact with at work.
The right to know laws had great success in the PPA. Even PPA required for implementation, extensive cooperation with federal, state and local government level, which is difficult to implement, and limits the ability of PPA. In addition to this difficulty, the MMF issues translating between different cases. This difficulty is why the PPA boldly criticized for weak regulatory language. For example, the PPA does not include clearly defined conditions, which demonstrate the success achieved or programs. The report of the 2010 National Pollution Roundtable, the biggest obstacle is the effectiveness of the PPA, it was impossible to translate device is a common denominator that enables a comparison of individual reductions in pollution, which makes it difficult to collect data on the most basic level. The last major difficulties for the PPA lack of political will and financial support. Since 1990 has been a lot of changes to the PPA, however, this assessment shows that the PPA good frame, but lacks real teeth needed competition.
Although effective in many cases, lack the PPA 21st century methods. To strengthen the PPA number of recommendations is needed; PPA needs more cohesive over the first method of comparison, collecting measurement data, it is almost impossible for it to be effective as a regulatory act without being able to measure your success. Second, in addition to the need to acquire a majority PPA environment policy review, so you get more attention and funding. A key strategy for the implementation of the PPA amount of the investors' savings to reduce production costs and reduce environmental impact. More so than ever, companies are encouraged to follow the regulations and PPA PPA more leverage to achieve that objective.
Source by Ashley Rego