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National Research Council Releases Report Praising EPA’s IRIS Program Enhancements

05/06/14 - WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) actions to improve its Integrated Risk Information System(IRIS) program, which provides information on the health effects of...

EPA Extends Comment Period on Issues Related to Laminated Products in the Proposed Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products

05/06/14 - On April 8, 2014, EPA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a public meeting and the reopening of a comment period for 30 days until May 8, 2014...

EPA Releases Waters of the U.S. Proposed Rule

04/21/14 - EPA published its Definition of the Waters of the United States proposed rule in today’s Federal Register. The proposed rule can be found at

EPA Launches updated ECHO

04/21/14 - EPA has launched Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) Release 2.1.1, which offers additional search options and data. As part of the ECHO modernization project, EPA is rebuilding all of ECHO’s popular features while adding minor enhancements between major releases.

EPA Strategic Plan Charts Direction for Next Four Years

04/10/14 - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its fiscal year (FY) 2014 to 2018 Strategic Plan today, which provides a blueprint for advancing EPA’s mission to protect public health and the environment across the country.

Enforceable Consent Agreement on D4

04/04/14 - EPA published an Enforceable Consent Agreement (ECA) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)between EPA and five manufacturers of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane...

Withdrawal of TSCA New Chemicals SNUR Published Today

03/26/14 - Today, EPA published the attached withdrawal of a proposed SNUR (April 18, 2013; 78 FR 23184) on PMN substances P-12-298 and P-12-299. This action is being taken based upon experimental data provided by the PMN...

EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Clarify Protection for Nation’s Streams and Wetlands

03/25/14 - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) today jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources.

Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals; Chemical Information Reporting under TSCA section 8(a) and Health and Safety Data Reporting under TSCA section 8(d)

03/19/14 - On 03/13/2014 the White House Office of Management and Budget received an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on TSCA reporting for chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. In response to a petition filed under section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA),

Electronic Reporting; Toxic Substances Control Act Notifications of Substantial Risk and for Your Information Submissions

03/19/14 - EPA is announcing that notifications of substantial risk under section 8(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and voluntary For Your Information (FYI)...
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