EPA Releases Plan EJ 2014 to Advance Environmental Justice

09/14/11 - WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of Plan EJ 2014, a three-year, comprehensive plan to advance environmental justice efforts in nine areas, including rulemaking, permitting, enforcement, and science. Plan EJ 2014 aims to protect people’s health in...

EPA hosts Public Meeting on the Definition of Solid Waste Rule

09/13/11 - On September 12, EPA hosted the first of its two public meetings on the new Definition of Solid Waste proposed rule...

Senators seek end to OIRA's review of EPA's chemicals of concern list

09/09/11 - Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today asked the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to conclude its review of EPA's proposed chemicals of concern list...

Obama Administration Releases Final Regulatory Review Plans; EPA Designates 35 Regulations for Review in Initial Review Period

08/24/11 - Yesterday, the Obama Administration released the final regulatory review plans for 30 federal departments and agencies. 

EPA Extends Comment Period for Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule; Two Public Meetings Scheduled

08/23/11 - EPA is announcing a 30-day extension of the comment period on the proposed rule on the definition of solid waste, which was published in the Federal Register on July 22, 2011 (76 FR 44094, July 22, 2011).  The comment period is being extended to...

EPA Issues Stop Sale Order to DuPont on Sale and Distribution of Imprelis Herbicide

08/15/11 - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued an order to E.I. DuPont de Nemours (DuPont) directing the company to immediately halt the sale, use or distribution of Imprelis, an herbicide marketed to control weeds that has been reported to be harming a large number of trees, including Norway spruce and white pine. The order, issued under...

Design for the Environment (dfE) Program Alternatives Assessment Criteria for Hazard Evaluation

08/10/11 - The Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics has posted final criteria for evaluating human and environmental effects under EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) Alternatives Assessment program.

DHS Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Ammonium Nitrate Security Program

08/04/11 - Yesterday, August 3rd 2011, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register announcing its proposed Ammonium Nitrate Security Program, a system for regulating the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate.

EPA Awards Contracts to U.S. Companies to Screen Chemicals for Human Health Impacts

08/04/11 - WASHINGTON— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ToxCast chemical screening program has awarded contracts to four United States-based companies to test up to 10,000 chemicals for potential toxicity to people and the environment. ToxCast is...

Environmentalists to Seek EPA Rules on ‘Fracking’ Chemicals

08/03/11 - Environmentalists and public health groups will urge the EPA on Thursday to write first-time regulations requiring industry to release health and safety data on the chemicals used in the oil and gas production method known as hydraulic fracturing.
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