Comment: Emerging EPA Regulation of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

4 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2013

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Gabriel Eckstein

Texas A&M University School of Law

Date Written: December 1, 2012

Abstract

The May 25, 2012, report — entitled EPA Inaction in Identifying Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals May Result in Unsafe Disposal — disapproved of EPA’s lack of progress in determining whether certain pharmaceuticals found in surface, ground, and drinking water qualify as hazardous waste, as well as in establishing an evaluation and regulatory process for pharmaceutical wastes. As a result of the report, EPA is now considering mechanisms for assessing and regulating the presence of certain pharmaceutical products in the environment as hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Keywords: PPCP, pharmaceutical, hazardous waste, water quality, health

JEL Classification: I10, I18, K20, K23, K32, Q25, Q28

Suggested Citation

Eckstein, Gabriel, Comment: Emerging EPA Regulation of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (December 1, 2012). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 42, No. 12, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2195703

Gabriel Eckstein (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

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United States
817-212-3912 (Phone)

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