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Title 10: Conservation and Development

Chapter 159: WASTE MANAGEMENT

Sub-Chapter 002: Toxics Use Reduction And Hazardous Waste Reduction

10 V.S.A. § 6623. Goals and purpose



§ 6623. Goals and purpose

(a) The goals of this subchapter are to:

(1) Eliminate or reduce the use of hazardous, particularly toxic, materials wherever feasible.

(2) Reduce the generation of hazardous waste.

(3) Reduce the release into the environment of chemical contaminants which have adverse and serious health or environmental effects.

(4) Document hazardous waste reduction and toxics use reduction information and make that information available to state and local government and the public.

(b) It is the intent of this subchapter to encourage reduction of toxic substances and to reduce the generation of hazardous waste whenever technically and economically practicable, without shifting risks from one part of a process, environmental medium or product to another. Priority shall be given to methods that reduce the amount of toxics used and, where that is not technically and economically practicable, methods that reduce the generation of hazardous waste. (Added 1989, No. 282 (Adj. Sess.), § 17, eff. June 22, 1990; amended 1991, No. 100, § 1.)