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EPA Proposes Significant New Use Rule and Test Rule on Certain Polybrominated Diphenylethers

04/10/12 - The Agency is proposing to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 5(a) Significant New Use Rule (SNUR), for certain polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) by:

EPA Proposes Uniform Standards for the Chemical Manufacturing and Refining Industries

03/26/12 - On March 26, EPA published new proposed uniform standards for the chemical manufacturing industry on March 26. These proposed Uniform Standards specifically address:

SOCMA Launches Specialty Manufacturing Website

03/23/12 - On March 23, The Society of Chemical Manufacturers (SOCMA) launched specialtymanufacturing.org, a new website designed to better educate the public about the specialty chemical industry.

Rules Proposed to Limit New Uses of Potentially Harmful Chemicals

03/20/12 - WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed that companies be required to report to EPA all new uses, including in domestic or imported products, of five groups of potentially harmful chemicals. Over the years,...

US Department of Labor's OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard

03/20/12 - WASHINGTON – To better protect workers from hazardous chemicals, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its Hazard Communication Standard, aligning it with the United Nations' global chemical...

OSHA Announces Delay in SBREFA Process for I2P2

03/12/12 - OSHA recently alerted Small Entity Representatives (SERs) participating in an upcoming Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) review...

EPA Releases Draft FY 2013 National Program Manager Guidance

03/09/12 - Today, EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) unveiled its draft FY 2013 National Program Manager Guidance, which is distributed to EPA’s ten regional offices...

Senate Rejects Boiler MACT Legislation

03/08/12 - Today, the Senate rejected Boiler MACT language which, among other provisions, would have delayed the boiler rules by 15 months and extended the compliance...

EPA Publishes Proposed Rule for Step 3 of The Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule

03/08/12 - Today, EPA published the proposed rule for Step 3 of The Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule in the Federal Register. A public hearing will be held in Arlington, VA on March 20, and comments are due on April 20.

EPA Proposes New Rule on Electronic Reporting of Toxics Release Inventory Data

03/05/12 - Today, EPA published a new proposed rule on Electronic Reporting of Toxics Release Inventory Data Proposed Rule in the Federal Register. Effective January 1, 2013, EPA is proposing to:
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