Fiscal Year 1992 EPA Research and Development Budget: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session, March 12, 1991
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Environment
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1991 - Electronic books - 197 pages
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Page 56 - Habitat alteration and destruction Species extinction and overall loss of biological diversity Stratospheric ozone depletion Global climate change The Human Health Subcommittee felt more constrained by the data limitations in their area of concern.
Page 197 - All those in favor, signify by saying aye. [Chorus of ayes.] The CHAIRMAN. Opposed, no. [No response.] The CHAIRMAN. The ayes have it, and the amendment is agreed to. Are there any proposed additions or changes in the committee views or report language?
Page 55 - SAB found that many of the remaining and emerging environmental risks considered most serious by the general public today are different from those considered most serious by the technical professionals charged with reducing environmental risk.
Page 62 - EPA— and the nation as a wholeshould make greater use of all the tools available to reduce risk. Although the nation has had substantial success in reducing environmental risks through the use of government-mandated, end-ofpipe controls, the extent and complexity of future risks will necessitate the use of a much broader array of tools, including market incentives and information. 7. EPA should emphasize pollution prevention as the preferred option for reducing risk.
Page 63 - EPA should increase its efforts to integrate environmental considerations into broader aspects of public policy in as fundamental a manner as are economic concerns. Other federal agencies often affect the quality of the environment- eg, through the implementation of tax, energy, agricultural, and international policy— and EPA should work to ensure that environmental considerations are integrated, where appropriate, into the policy deliberations of such agencies.
Page 62 - ... 7. EPA should emphasize pollution prevention as the preferred option for reducing risk. By encouraging actions that prevent pollution from being generated in the first place, EPA will help reduce the costs, intermedia transfers of pollution, and residual risks so often associated with end-of-pipe controls.
Page 79 - Board is structured to provide balanced, expert assessment of scientific matters related to problems facing the Agency. This report has not been reviewed for approval by the Agency and, hence, the contents of this report do not necessarily represent the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor...
Page 60 - EPA should reflect risk-based priorities in its strategic planning processes. The Agency's long-range plans should be driven not so much by past risk reduction efforts or by existing programmatic...
Page 61 - ... 5. EPA should reflect risk-based priorities in its budget process. Although EPA's budget priorities are determined to a large extent by the different environmental laws that the Agency implements, it should use whatever discretion it has to focus budget resources at those environmental problems that pose the most serious risks.