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This guide covers guidance on a logical progression of tasks and procedures to be followed in a pollution prevention program to reduce or eliminate the generation of waste, the loss of natural resources, and process emissions through source reduction, reuse, recycling, and reclamation.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management, and Corrective Action, this guide was withdrawn in January 2010 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This guide covers guidance on a logical progression of tasks and procedures to be followed in a pollution prevention program to reduce or eliminate the generation of waste, the loss of natural resources, and process emissions through source reduction, reuse, recycling, and reclamation.
1.2 Summary—The basic components of a pollution prevention program should include the following seven activities:
1.2.1 Develop an organizational commitment to pollution prevention (see Section 4).
1.2.2 Establish goals, objectives, and an implementation schedule (see Section 5).
1.2.3 Generate baseline information (see Section 6).
1.2.4 Develop a resource, emissions, and waste measurement and tracking system (see Section 7).
1.2.5 Analyze pollution prevention opportunities (see Section 8).
1.2.6 Prioritize pollution prevention opportunities (see Section 9).
1.2.7 Implement and maintain the progress of a pollution prevention program (see Section 10).
1.3 Organization of Text—This guide is organized based on the activities previously enumerated. Each section of the guide describes the manner in which the specified activity may be conducted to implement a program of pollution prevention at a facility.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.