Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

Cry Wolf Quotes

Right-to-Know: Much Pain, Little Gain [for Small Businesses]

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The title of an article by Kevin L. Bromberg, Assistant Chief Counsel for Energy and Environment at the Bush Administration’s Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. Only date available: September/October 1988.

In reviewing the proposed form mandated by S.51, it appears that much of the information required would not be useable….[and] The costs to small businesses of measuring such emissions would be staggering.

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B. Michel Robin, chairman of Government Affairs, Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association.

[Mandating that businesses share trade secrets with the EPA is a] formidable burden [that may] ruin many businesses.

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From Joel R. Burcat & Arthur K. Hoffman, “The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986: An Explanation of Title III of SARA”. Only date available: January, 1988.

It will require many small businesses to go through an additional costly and time consuming process of collecting and analyzing information. The benefits of doing so will not significantly improve the protection of human health or the environment.

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Eugene B. Humphrey, president of Humphrey Chemical Company and representative of the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association.