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EPA Taps New Acting Assistant Administrator for Chemicals Office

11/23/11 - In a staff memo, EPA announced a new Acting Assistant Administrator (AA) of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). Jim Jones has been picked to fill in for Steve Owens, until a...

EPA Responds to Section 21 Petition on Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Chemicals

11/23/11 - EPA is granting a portion of a petition submitted by 120 public health and environmental organizations asking the Agency to use its authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require companies to submit health and safety...

ChemAlliance To Host Two More Webinars in Its Ongoing Regulatory Webinar Series

11/18/11 - ChemAlliance.org is concluding its 2011 Regulatory Webinar Series with two webinars in early December. On December 1, the webinar will address Compliance and Enforcement Issues related to industrial flare regulations. EPA has identified many instances where...

Access to Confidential Business Information by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

11/16/11 - EPA has authorized the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to access information which has been submitted to EPA under all sections of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the information may be claimed or determined to be Confidential Business Information (CBI)...

2012 E-Award Application Period Open!

11/16/11 - The President's E Awards are the highest and most prestigious awards to honor U.S. exporters and organizations which support exporting...

Nominations Sought for 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

11/09/11 - WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting nominations for the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce both the use and generation of chemicals that are hazardous to the environment and people’s health. Nominations are due...

DTSC Releases Safer Consumer Products Regulations

10/31/11 - The Department of Toxic Substances (DTSC) today released, for public review and comment, the anxiously awaited Informal Draft Regulations for Safer Consumer Products.  According to DTSC, “These regulations represent the renewed efforts...

Funding Available for Environmental Research and Development

10/28/11 - ARLINGTON, VA, October 27, 2011—The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development in the Weapons Systems and Platforms program area. SERDP invests across the broad spectrum of basic and applied...

GHS Rule Under Final Review by Office of Management and Budget

10/28/11 - On October 25, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) submitted a final rule to align its Hazard Communication Standard with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification...

Steve Owens Announces His Departure from EPA

10/27/11 - On October 25, 2011, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Assistant Administrator Stephen A. Owens announced his resignation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In his message to EPA staff, Mr. Owens stated:
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