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EPA Seeks Comments on Potential Revisions to its Risk Management Program
Source: EPA
24 Jul 2014 - WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Request for Information (RFI) to seek comment on potential revisions to its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations and related programs to modernize its...

Extension of Comment Period on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Mixtures
23 Jul 2014 - EPA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register of May 19, 2014, concerning hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures.

EPA Proposes to Replace and Reduce Harmful Greenhouse Gases
Source: EPA
10 Jul 2014 - WASHINGTON – Today, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to prohibit the use of certain chemicals that significantly contribute to climate change where safer, more climate-friendly alternatives exist. This is the agency’s second action aimed at reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a class of potent greenhouse gases, under President Obama's Climate Action Plan.

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OPPTS

Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances

An office within EPA that provides agency-wide policy, guidance, and regulation of toxic materials and that also focuses on opportunities for preventing pollution. The laws that OPPTS oversees include: TSCA, FIFRA, and PPA.

Upcoming Events

Aug
04
Stakeholder listening sessions on DfE logo redesign - The Agency will hold two listening sessions via webinars on this topic to give the public the opportunity to provide feedback on draft logo designs.
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Aug
04
OSHA's and EPA's Plans to Modernize PSM and RMP - The webinar will discuss the May 2014 progress report issued to President Obama by the working group of six federal agencies established by Executive Order 13650, to examine and improve the safety and security of the US chemical industry.
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