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Regulatory Integration: Background and Overview
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Background and Overview
Reasons for Change
Integration Opportunities
Key Contacts
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The Keys to Success: A Compilation of Workable P2 Integration Techniques
This booklet is an effort to compile a user-friendly set of workable P2 integration techniques, with...

US EPA Office of Pollution Prevention
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What is Regulatory Integration?
This factsheet explains the concept of regulatory integration, why it is important, and provides tip...

What is Regulatory Integration?

  • Regulatory integration is the incorporation of pollution prevention (P2) principles into existing core environmental regulatory programs.
  • Regulatory integration focuses on pollution prevention rather than pollution control to improve environmental conditions.
  • Regulatory integration seeks to include P2 as a part of the natural evolution of existing programs, not a new and additional task.

Did You Know?

  • In the early 1990s, State P2 programs mainly provided non-regulatory assistance to industry. Many of those same State P2 programs are now focused on modifying regulatory programs in their state.
  • Regulatory integration of pollution prevention looks beyond compliance for opportunities to improve environmental protection in traditional media specific, end of pipe regulatory programs.
  • Incorporating pollution prevention into regulatory activities will change the focus from the control of waste and emissions after they have been generated to elimination of waste and emissions at the source before they are ever generated.


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