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Ideas To Reduce Reporting Requirements at Hazardous Waste Facilities

Fact Sheet
EPA530-F-99-036
June 1999

Background

The Paperwork Reduction Act establishes a 40 percent reduction goal for federal agencies to reduce their reporting and recordkeeping burdens on the regulated community, states, and the public by September 2001. “Burden” is the time that the regulated community, states, and private citizens spend submitting information to federal agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), keeping records on file and/or developing the information they report. To meet the goals of the Paperwork Reduction Act, EPA aims to reduce the regulatory burden associated with the hazardous waste management regulations while protecting human health and the environment.

Action

EPA is publishing a Notice of Data Availability in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Agency reviewed its hazardous waste reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and developed ideas for streamlining them. After obtaining input from a small number of state experts, EPA developed the following burden reduction ideas:

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