Note: This information is provided for reference purposes only. Although the information provided here was accurate and current when first created, it is now outdated.
Thirty-four states met or exceeded the 33/50 Program's goal of a 50% reduction in releases and transfers of the targeted chemicals by 1995 (see Table 5). New Hampshire recorded the largest percentage decrease-87%. Five other states had reductions of more than 75% (Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, New York, and Minnesota).
Most of the states with the largest releases and transfers in 1988 met or exceeded the 50% goal (see Table 5). Ohio facilities reported releases and transfers totaling 103 million pounds for the 33/50 chemicals in 1988 and reduced that total to 37 million in 1995, a 64% reduction. Ranking first for releases and transfers of the 17 chemicals in 1988, Ohio ranked fifth in 1995 and again in 1996.
Ranking second for releases and transfers of 33/50 chemicals in 1988, Texas was one of the few large states whose reductions did not reach 50%. Texas facilities reported 101 million pounds in 1988 and 52 million pounds in 1995, a 48% reduction. Texas ranked first for total releases and transfers of 33/50 chemicals in 1995 and 1996.
Indiana ranked third in 1988 and second in 1995, although releases and transfers reported of the 33/50 chemicals in that state decreased 51% from 93 million pounds to 46 million pounds. A substantial decrease in 1996 (to 37 million pounds) returned Indiana to third place.
Releases and transfers fluctuated from year to year in the states with 1988-1995 increases (Idaho, Montana, and Nevada), as shown in Table 5. In Puerto Rico, however, releases and transfers decreased from a peak in 1991, although the 1988-1995 period shows a net increase. In 1996, Puerto Rico's releases and transfers fell below the territory's 1988 level.
In 42 states and territories, participation in the 33/50 Program covered 50% or more of the 1988 baseline releases and transfers; the national average was nearly 63% (see Table 6). Participants accounted for more than 50% of the 1988-1995 reductions in all but 13 states and territories.
Introduction and Key Findings
Program Goals Met and Exceeded
33/50 Program Releases and Transfers: Overview
Releases and Transfers by Chemical
Releases and Transfers by Type
33/50 Program Chemicals in Waste
Production-related Waste by Chemical
Production-related Waste by Management Method
Source Reduction Activity