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<p>Senators Ernst, Grassley, & Blumenthal introduce bipartisan bill to increase take-back.</p>
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<p>The AIDD Act would address the cost of participation by creating a demonstration program allowing five states to apply for grant funding from the Department of Justice. The selected states would then issue a report detailing how the grant funding was administered,
 which entities received funding, and how it impacted participation rates  providing additional insight into how best to improve the program and increase participation nationwide.</p>
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<p>I will write to these senators, suggesting that EPR is a better option.  I urge you to do likewise.</p>
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<p>Story:</p>
<p><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Tahoma","sans-serif"; COLOR: black"><a href="https://kiow.com/2018/04/12/ernst-grassley-blumenthal-introduce-bipartisan-bill-to-combat-prescription-drug-abuse/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000ff">https://kiow.com/2018/04/12/ernst-grassley-blumenthal-introduce-bipartisan-bill-to-combat-prescription-drug-abuse/</font></a></span></p>
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<p>Bill:</p>
<p><a href="https://www.ernst.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/85c7684e-1ae4-48a0-b11d-2441d7406417/2CB8615F36ACA517741D3BC09B2C5FFF.oll18255.pdf">https://www.ernst.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/85c7684e-1ae4-48a0-b11d-2441d7406417/2CB8615F36ACA517741D3BC09B2C5FFF.oll18255.pdf</a></p>
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<div><font size="2"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: "Tahoma","sans-serif"; COLOR: black">Ed Gottlieb
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Chair, Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal<br>
Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator<br>
Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility<br>
525 3<sup>rd</sup> Street<br>
Ithaca, NY  14850<br>
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