EPA Issues Proposed and Final HPV Test Rules; EPA Seeks Innovative Use of SNURs

10/27/11 - The October 21, 2011, Federal Register includes two test rules concerning high production volume (HPV) chemicals: a final test rule for certain chemicals from the third group, and a proposed test rule and proposed significant new use rule (SNUR) for the fourth group of chemicals...

EPA Pushes Back Release of new Boiler MACT and Area Source Boiler Proposals

10/25/11 - Yesterday, EPA announced that it would not be releasing revised Boiler MACT and area source rules by October 31, as the agency had originally intended.  Instead, EPA...

House Passes Legislation to Delay Boiler Rules

10/14/11 - Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2250, “The EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011” by a 275-142 vote.  Forty-one Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the measure; no Republicans voted against it...

SOCMA Unveils New SPCC Template

10/13/11 - With the November 10 compliance deadline for most affected facilities to submit their Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans approaching, The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has unveiled an updated version of its SPCC Plan Template from its 2006 version.

EPA Finalizes 36 Significant New Use Rules (SNURs)

10/12/11 - EPA is promulgating significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 36 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). Four of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA. The other 32 are non-5(e) SNURs.

Joint Press Statement of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Negotiating Parties

10/01/11 - Today representatives from Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States reaffirmed their commitment to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement at a Tokyo signing ceremony hosted by the Government of Japan.

EPA Seeks To Boost Enforcement On Chemical Violations Under TSCA

09/30/11 - EPA officials are gearing up to increase enforcement actions for chemical-related violations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), an effort that will include better coordination of inspections across programs, greater use of subpoenas and a...

EPA Launches New Mapping Tool to Improve Public Access to Enforcement Information

09/30/11 - WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the release of a new mapping feature in EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database. As part of EPA’s ongoing effort to improve transparency, the...

EPA Sets First-Time Inhalation Risk Limits For Widespread Toxin Dioxane

09/21/11 - EPA has released for public comment and external peer review an updated version of its year-old draft assessment of the common contaminant 1,4-dioxane, including in the document new studies used to derive first-time risk limits for inhaling the chemical.

EPA Launches Green Products Web Portal for Pollution Prevention Week

09/20/11 - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is observing Pollution Prevention (P2) Week (September 19-25, 2011) by launching a new tool designed to provide Americans easy access to information about everyday products...
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