life-cycle assessment

The term “life-cycle assessment” means a comprehensive system approach for measuring the environmental performance of a product or service over the life of the product or service, beginning at raw materials acquisition and continuing through manufacturing, transportation, installation, use, reuse, and end-of-life waste management.


42 USC § 17061(15)

Scoping language

None identified, default scope is assumed to be the parent (subchapter III) of this section.
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