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05/16/2022

EPA May Require New Plan for Worst-Case Hazardous Substance Releases

Comment period extended: US EPA will accept public comments on the proposed rule to require planning for a worst-case discharge of hazardous substances until July 26, 2022.

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05/09/2022

EPA Must Act on Petition to List PVC as Hazardous Waste

US EPA must decide by January 20, 2023 whether to list discarded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as a hazardous waste under the RCRA regulations.  

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05/02/2022

EPA Denies Four Challenges to GHG Endangerment Finding

US EPA has denied four petitions challenging the Agency’s 2009 determination that emissions of greenhouse gases to the air endanger human health.    

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04/25/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/25

In this week's Roundup, a metal recycler will spend more than $3 million after allegedly mishandling refrigerants from small appliances and motor vehicles. Plus, an electronics retailer allegedly sold an unregistered pesticide with misleading label information 55 times.

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04/25/2022

CERCLA Hazardous Substance List Now Includes 1-bromopropane

Effective April 8, 2022, US EPA added 1-bromopropane (also known as n-propyl bromide or nPB) to the CERCLA/Superfund list of hazardous substances.   

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04/25/2022

RCRA Update: Latest on Generator Improvements Adoption

This week, we check in with US states and territories that are still working to incorporate stricter regulations from EPA's Generator Improvements Rule into their state standards. 

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04/18/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/18

In this week's Roundup, a defense contractor will spend $35 million to remediate a CERCLA-regulated site. Plus, a construction company pleads guilty to asbestos-related Clean Air Act violations.

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04/15/2022

New TSCA Restrictions for Asbestos Proposed

US EPA has proposed regulations to prohibit the manufacture, import, processing, distribution in commerce, and use of chrysotile asbestos in many commercial and consumer applications.  

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04/04/2022

Plastic Container Manufacturing Process May Create PFAS

EPA has found that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may form as a byproduct during the manufacture of HDPE containers and similar plastics.    

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04/04/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/4

In this week's Roundup, a Canadian energy company pays $3 million over alleged VOC emissions violations. Plus, improper storm water discharges from a scrap metal facility resulted in pollution in the Columbia River.

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