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International Trade: ITC Requests Comments on Existing Rules; To Be Reviewed for Retrospective Analysis

08/10/12 - By Rossella Brevetti - As part of its retrospective analysis of existing regulations, the International Trade Commission Aug. 9 requested comments on existing rules that might be suitable for modification or elimination (77 Fed. Reg. 47,572).

Carbon Tax Legislation Introduced

08/03/12 - Yesterday, Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) introduced legislation – The Managed Carbon Price Act of 2012 – which would impose a first-time tax on carbon dioxide emissions. Aimed specifically at...

Congressional Panel Holds Forums on The Clean Air Act, with an Eye Towards Possible Reforms

08/03/12 - The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power has begun holding forums on the state of the Clean Air Act, with an eye towards potential proposals to amend the Act in the next Congress.

Congressional Committee Advances Hazardous Waste Manifest Legislation

08/01/12 - Yesterday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee  approved a bill (S. 710  “The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act”) which would require EPA to create an electronic manifest system for the transportation of hazardous...

DfE Releases Draft Report “Bisphenol A (BPA) Alternatives in Thermal Paper” for Public Comment

07/31/12 - The US EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) Program is pleased to release the following draft report for public comment: "Bisphenol A (BPA) Alternatives in Thermal Paper," available at...

EPA Identifies Substitutes for Toxic Flame Retardant Chemical

07/30/12 - WASHINGTON - In its quest to identify possible substitutes for a toxic flame retardant chemical known as decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a draft report on alternatives...

EPA Finalizes Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)

07/24/12 - EPA is finalizing significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substances rutile, tin zinc, calcium-doped (CAS No. 389623–01–2) and rutile, tin...

EPA Extends No Action Assurance Regarding Area Source Boiler Rule

07/18/12 - Today, EPA’s Cynthia Giles, the head of the agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, issued an extension of its No Action Assurance (NAA) regarding the area source boiler rule...

Significant New Use Rule for Phenol, 2,4- dimethyl-6-(1-methylpentadecyl)-

07/16/12 - EPA is finalizing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the chemical substance identified as phenol, 2,4-dimethyl-6-(1-methylpentadecyl)- (PMN P–94–209; CAS No. 134701–20–5).

EPA Finalizes EPCRA Form Changes

07/13/12 - Today, EPA published final changes to its Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA) emergency and hazardous chemical inventory forms (the Tier I and Tier II reporting requirements) in the Federal Register...
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