Quote – George Bush’s Small Business Administration feared that the cost of the right-to-know law would be prohibitive.

[Requiring small businesses to report their toxic releases would] cost thousands of dollars for over 100,000 small business facilities, many of which have profits in the $10,000 range.

The rule proposed by the EPA to implement the Right-To-Know provision required businesses that produced 10,000 or more pounds of toxics to report themselves to the Toxic Release Inventory in the first year, in the second year companies that produced 500 pounds or more would have to report, and in the third year any company producing toxics had to report the fact. “SBA Warns EPA that Right-to-Know Proposal Will Have 'Detrimental' Effect on Small Firms. The Bureau of National Affairs’ Environment Reporter, Issue 17.

Friday, April 24, 1987