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Conservation and Development
TOXICS USE REDUCTION AND HAZARDOUS WASTE REDUCTION
6627. Technical and research assistance program
shall establish a technical and research assistance program to assist
generators, exempt small quantity generators and large users in identifying and
applying toxics use reduction methods and hazardous waste reduction methods.
The program shall emphasize assistance to smaller businesses which have
inadequate technical and financial resources to obtain information, assess and
develop and apply toxics use reduction and hazardous waste reduction methods.
The program shall also emphasize the merits of use reduction as a means of
reducing the amount of hazardous waste generated or hazardous materials
released into the environment. In the program:
department shall encourage presentations by private or public consultants,
including onsite consultation at sites or locations where hazardous waste is
generated or toxic substances are used to aid those generators or large users
requiring assistance in developing and implementing the toxics use reduction
and hazardous waste reduction plan, plan summary, and performance report
required by this subchapter.
department shall conduct plan assistance programs, seminars, workshops,
training programs, and other similar activities to assist generators and large
users to evaluate toxics use reduction and hazardous waste reduction
alternatives and to identify opportunities for toxics use reduction and
hazardous waste reduction.
department shall establish a program to assemble, catalogue and disseminate
information about source reduction methods, with emphasis on the merits of use
reduction, available consultant services and regulatory requirements.
department shall identify the range of technical solutions that can be applied
by particular types of hazardous waste generators to reduce hazardous waste
department may also direct on-site technical assistance to generators and large
users in developing the plans.
department shall coordinate its technical assistance with trade associations
and local colleges and universities as appropriate.
services provided under this section shall not result in inspection or other
enforcement actions unless there is reasonable cause to believe there is an
imminent threat to human health or the environment.
department shall provide direct technical assistance to solid waste management
districts and regional planning entities including training and information
exchange and shall coordinate technical assistance with the solid waste
management districts and regional planning entities. (Added 1989, No. 282 (Adj.
Sess.), § 17, eff. June 22, 1990; amended 1991, No. 100, § 5.)