On August 29, 2011, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a notice proposing to add 20 new chemicals to the Candidate List under the Registration Evaluation of Authorization Chemical Substances (REACH) regulations. These substances are believed to meet the REACH criteria of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Many were identified due to their suspected carcinogenicity. Some were identified as...
On Friday, the EPA finalized a rule that makes revisions to the land disposal restriction (LDR) treatment standards for Carbamate wastes at 40 CFR 268.40. These new standards are likely to impact manufacturers of certain pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. The standard affect LDRS for the K156 – K159 and K161 process waste along with...
On July 29, 2011, President Obama announced the next stage in increasing fuel economy for vehicles sold in the U.S. According to the rule, the corporate average fuel economy rating will be bumped up to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. That’s a significant bump from the current 35.5 mpg that the manufacturers have to...
On July 7, 2011, Federal regulatory agencies published their semiannual regulatory agendas and regulatory plans as required under the Regulatory Flexibility Act [5 U.S.C. 602]. The agenda is where agencies summarize all current or projected rulemakings and review existing regulations and completed actions. While the detailed agendas are no longer published in the Federal Register....
The California State Water Board has released the first draft of a proposed permit for small municipal storm water dischargers, including...
A guide to developing standard operating procedures, or SOPs, that help you select, manage, and audit your hazmat agents and contractors.