Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Regulation S-K, 17 C.F.R. § 229.101

United States of America Current 1971

Since the 1970s the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has required disclosure of certain hazardous waste liabilities and environmentally related regulatory fines and settlements. Under SEC Regulation S-K, 17 C.F.R. § 229.101, public companies are required to disclose the material effects that compliance with environmental laws may have on earnings, capital expense, or competitive positions. Item 101 has generally led to disclosure of environmental compliance expenses, as well as soil, groundwater and other remediation costs.



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