Modifications of TSCA New Chemicals SNURs Published

06/20/14 - The Environmental Protection Agency published a direct final rule updating the chemical identity listings for SNURs for 36 chemical substances which were the subject of PMNs.

EPA Publishes Proposed Rule on Reducing Carbon Emissions from Existing Power Plants in Federal Register

06/18/14 - Today, EPA published its proposal to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants on the Federal Register. Comments are due on October 16.

EPA Identifies Safer Substitutes for Toxic Flame Retardants/Identified chemicals are persistent, accumulate in the environment and have reproductive, developmental, and neurological toxicity

06/12/14 - WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing safer alternatives to the flame retardants now used in consumer and commercial products, including building insulation and products with flexible polyurethane foam.

Working Group Unveils Status Report to the President on Chemical Facility Safety and Security

06/06/14 - On August 1, 2013, the president issued Executive Order (EO) 13650 - Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security - to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals to facility workers and operators, communities, and responders.

Information Collection Request (ICR) Consultation on TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule

06/06/14 - The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requires that agencies receive Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance before requesting most types of information from the public. In order to receive OMB clearance, federal...

EPA Reorganizes OPPT

06/03/14 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) recently noted that it successfully completed the Agency's reorganization process and that the effective date will be sometime after June 9, 2014.

EPA Proposes First Guidelines to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants

06/02/14 - WASHINGTON – At the direction of President Obama and after an unprecedented outreach effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is today releasing the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States.

EPA Releases Spring Regulatory Agenda

05/27/14 - On May 23, EPA released its Spring 2014 Regulatory Agenda. (These agendas list the regulatory items on the Agency’s agenda for both the near and long-term, and give updated forecasts for the timing of the next expected action on a given issue.)

EPA Requires Global Titanium Manufacturer to Investigate and Clean Up PCB Contamination in Nevada / Titanium Metals Corporation to pay record $13.75 million civil penalty for TSCA violations at single facility

05/14/14 - WASHINGTON - Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET), one of the world’s largest producers of titanium parts for jet engines, has agreed to pay a record $13.75 million civil penalty and perform an extensive investigation and cleanup of potential...

EPA Seeking Public Comment on Enhancing Transparency for Chemicals and Mixtures Used in Hydraulic Fracturing

05/09/14 - WASHINGTON -- EPA announced today that it will seek public comment on what information could be reported and disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and the approaches for obtaining this information, including non-regulatory...
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