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09/26/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/26

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a hazardous waste generator is cited for alleged failure to train personnel, a chemical manufacturer will pay $1.1 million for alleged Clean Air Act violations, and more.

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09/15/2022

EPA to Remove 12 Substances from Approved Pesticide Ingredient List

EPA intends to remove twelve per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the list of inert ingredients approved for use in pesticides. The chemicals proposed for removal are not currently used in any registered pesticide products.  

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09/12/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/12

In our latest EPA Enforcement Roundup, two hazardous waste generators settle alleged RCRA violations and a chemical re-packaging and storage warehouse pays for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and EPCRA. 

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09/09/2022

NPDES Stormwater Permitting Basics

US EPA's stormwater regulations aim to control the amount of polluted stormwater discharged from streets, paved lots, rooftops, and other surfaces at industrial facilities (and other sites).

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09/02/2022

CSB Provides Guidance on Release Reporting

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released a 29-page guidance document for facilities that are subject to the accidental release reporting rule that took effect in March 2020.  

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09/02/2022

TSCA Update: Revised Chemical Risk Determinations

Update: EPA’s final TSCA risk determination for Color Index Pigment Violet 29 (PV29) was published to the Federal Register on September 6. 

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09/01/2022

Alfredo Sauce: A Reportable Release?

A messy release of alfredo sauce on a highway near Memphis, TN gives us a chance to consider release reporting rules under three major regulatory programs—the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), Superfund, and the Clean Water Act.  

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08/26/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/29

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, the president of an electroplating company pleads guilty to criminal Clean Water Act violations, an agribusiness firm faces $1.7 million in penalties for TRI reporting failures, and more. 

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08/15/2022

EPA Proposes to Add DINP to EPCRA 313 Reporting List

EPA has proposed to add a category for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) to the list of toxic chemicals subject to annual reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA).   

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07/29/2022

Chemical Leak Shuts Down South Carolina Interstate

On July 27 at about 5:45 PM, a chemical release from a specialty chemicals facility near Interstate 20 in Elgin, SC led local officials to close a 10 mile stretch of highway. 

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