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§ 6029.202. Legislative findings

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 29M. Small Business and Household Pollution Prevention Program Act
35 P.S. § 6029.202
§ 6029.202. Legislative findings
The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:
(1) It is the goal of the Commonwealth to achieve a goal of zero discharge of pollutants into our air, water and land through voluntary pollution prevention measures, recognizing this goal may not be completely achievable by some.
(2) Education, demonstration project and technical assistance programs on pollution prevention are essential to help small- and medium-sized businesses achieve the zero discharge goal and help the public conserve resources, reduce the volume and toxicity of wastes and recycle or reclaim wastes.
(3) Hazardous and other wastes generated by small businesses and households may present dangers to the public health and the environment if managed improperly. These dangers can be greatly reduced by pollution prevention techniques, including source reduction, energy conservation, waste minimization, reduction in the toxicity of wastes generated, beneficial use, reuse, recycling and reclamation.
(4) Traditional “end-of-pipe” pollution control techniques often result in the transfer of pollutants from one environmental medium to another. Pollution prevention and source reduction techniques reduce pollution forming in the first place and lessen transfers between air, water and land.


1996, Dec. 19, P.L. 1478, No. 190, § 202, imd. effective.
35 P.S. § 6029.202, PA ST 35 P.S. § 6029.202
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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