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Pollution Prevention Act (PPA)

Legislation establishing standards for reducing the amount of pollution generated through cost-effective changes in production, operation, and raw materials use. The PPA, (42 USC 13101 et seq.), required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and implement a strategy to promote source reduction. Ultimately, the EPA identified several tiers for waste management: pollution prevention is the highest tier, followed by recycling, treatment, and disposal in that order. However, the agency never issued specific regulations.

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This statute may apply to the following energy resources:
Biomass, Carbon Sequestration, Coal, Geothermal, Hydrokinetic, Low-Head Hydropower, Oil & Gas, Solar, Transmission, Wind
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