The Environmental Protection Agency is considering requiring manufacturers to pay for environmental protections that would otherwise be paid for out of its budget.
The agency is looking at the issue after it announced last month that the agency would require that products that contain PVC and other chemicals must be labeled “biodegradable” to prevent the spread of aquatic pathogens.
Manufacturers will be required to submit a biodegradability plan to the agency within 10 days of the plan’s publication.
In addition to requiring the manufacturers to comply with the rules, the agency will also pay the manufacturers for a biosecurity guarantee that will cover the cost of testing the products and administering the testing.
It is unclear what the agency plans to do with the guarantee, which is meant to incentivize manufacturers to adopt the guidelines and protect the environment.
The deadline for submitting a biodesign plan is January 31, 2020.
If the agency decides to go ahead with requiring manufacturers pay for the chemicals, it will take effect at the end of 2020, according to the plan.
This year, the EPA also set a deadline of April 2020 for manufacturers to produce a biocontrol plan to help monitor and control the spread and spread of bacteria and viruses.
That deadline was also extended to July 1, 2020, to help manufacturers monitor and prevent the transmission of bacteria.
The plan will also cover the use of pesticides.
The EPA has not required the use or marketing of biodegradeable plastic, and in the past has used a standard rule for those products that have been identified as biodegraded.
The new rule requires manufacturers to use a standard, which will cover biodegradation by bacteria, to indicate if a plastic is biodegrading.