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EPA Publishes its Request for Information related to its RMP program

07/31/14 - EPA published its Request for Information related to its RMP program in today’s Federal Register. The RMP can be found at:

EPA Proposes to Add Global Warming Potential Values for Chemical Substances To GHG Registry

07/31/14 - In today’s Federal Register, EPA proposed to add global warming potential (GWP) values for 103 chemical substances – mostly linked to electronic manufacturing...

EPA Seeks Comments on Potential Revisions to its Risk Management Program

07/24/14 - WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Request for Information (RFI) to seek comment on potential revisions to its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations and related programs to modernize its...

Extension of Comment Period on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Mixtures

07/23/14 - EPA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register of May 19, 2014, concerning hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures.

EPA Proposes to Replace and Reduce Harmful Greenhouse Gases

07/10/14 - WASHINGTON – Today, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to prohibit the use of certain chemicals that significantly contribute to climate change where safer, more climate-friendly alternatives exist. This is the agency’s second action aimed at reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a class of potent greenhouse gases, under President Obama's Climate Action Plan.

House of Representatives Passes CFATS Legislation

07/09/14 - A chemical facility antiterrorism standards bill, House Resolution 4007, The CFATS Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a simple voice vote Tuesday, July 8, 2014...

Expert Public Workshop on Alternatives and Risk Reduction Approaches to Trichloroethylene (TCE) Use as a Degreaser

07/01/14 - On July 29-30, EPA will hold a public workshop on the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) as a degreaser, availability and efficacy of safer alternatives, and possible risk reduction ...

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Correction of Misreported Chemical Substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Substances Inventory (Renewal)

06/27/14 - EPA has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.): Correction of Misreported Chemical Substances on...

EPA Releases Final TSCA Risk Assessment on TCE

06/25/14 - EPA today announced the release of a final risk assessment on several uses of Trichloroethylene (TCE).

ECHO Clean Water Act Facility Search Launched

06/24/14 - EPA is happy to announce the release today of Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) Release 2.2, which offers another substantial upgrade in both searching and report viewing. This launch follows EPA’s complete website re-design...
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