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3.8. Pollution Prevention Act and others

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In addition to the principal environmental statutes that give EPA rulemaking authority, a number of other laws also are important to the agency. Under these other laws major rules requiring an RIA are unlikely to be promulgated, making a study of their provisions for economic analysis of less interest. The Pollution Prevention Act, for example, gives EPA the authority to provide technical and financial assistance in source reduction of pollution, but not major new rulemaking authority. Other statutes could be noted, including (but not limited to) the National Environmental Education Act (1990); the Shore Protection Act (1988); the Ocean Dumping Ban Act (1988); the Medical Waste Tracking Act (1988); the Lead Contamination Control Act (1988); the Indoor Radon Abatement Act (1988); the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (1986); the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act (1986); the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (1982); the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (1977); and the Ocean Dumping Act (1972).

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