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The One Opposite of Open Access is NO Access: TRI

On October 4, 2005, the Environment Protection Agency notified Congress of its intent to reduce the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirement for covered facilities from annual to biannually; and a rulemaking proposal to raise the reporting thresholds from 500 to 5000 pounds. See: Toxics Release Inventory 2006 Burden Reduction | OMB Watch | ALA GODORT’s Resolution on Protecting the Toxics Release Inventory Program

Congress is scheduled to vote this week on an amendment that would prevent the EPA from rolling-back reporting requirements for toxic pollution under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). Know as the Pallone-Solis Toxic Right-To-Know Amendment to the Interior Appropriations Bill, a variety of organizations are urging action for supporting the amendment: ALA Legislative Action Center and OMB Watch

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  1. via govdoc-l 5/23/2006

    For those tracking the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) program,
    some positive news: the House passed the Pallone-Solis amendment last
    week. For more info see OMB Watch’s press release at the link below.
    ALA and AALL were among the signees of the May 17 letter the release
    mentions.

    House Passes Toxic Right-to-Know Amendment

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    Kevin McClure
    Government Documents Librarian
    Chicago-Kent College of Law
    IIT Downtown Campus Library
    565 W. Adams St.
    Chicago IL 60661-3691
    (312) 906-5620

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