EPA Reaches Phase-Out Milestone
As of January 1, 2001, EPA mandates a 50% reduction in baseline levels of the controlled substances. A 70% reduction in baseline level will be required by January 1, 2003.
The deadline for complete phase-out of Class I, Group VI-controlled substances is January 1, 2005. Phase-out and phase-down levels and dates are required statutorily and cannot be altered.