Much of the toxics reductions anticipated in the "Basinwide Toxics Reduction and Prevention Strategy" is expected to come from voluntary pollution prevention actions that companies and federal facilities required to supply Toxics Reduction Invent ory data will be urged to adopt.
Specific reduction objectives in the strategy that relate to, or can be measured by, TRI reports include:
- Achieve a 75 percent voluntary reduction in releases and off-site transfers of Chesapeake Bay Toxics of Concern and chemicals required to be reported under the TRI rules, from a 1994 baseline, for federal facilities within the Chesapeake Bay ba sin by the year 2000.
- Seek a voluntary 50 percent reduction through pollution prevention, by the year 2000, in the reported releases and off-site transfers of TRI chemicals from all Chesapeake Bay basin industries required to report TRI data.
- Seek a 75 percent reduction by the year 2000 in the reported releases and off-site transfers of the Chesapeake Bay Toxics of Concern from all Chesapeake Bay basin industries required to report under the TRI rules.
- Complete an evaluation by the next Chesapeake Executive Council meeting, in consultation with industry representatives, of these targets, establishment of appropriate baselines, and a commitment to achieve higher targets if feasible.