US EPA amended the deadline for chemical manufacturers and importers to report unpublished data on 50 chemical substances specified in a July Final Rule.
A new TSCA rule proposed by EPA would require manufacturers and importers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to submit ten years of data regarding PFAS production volumes, use, exposure, disposal, and more.
Next week: September 1, 2021 is the first deadline for small quantity generators (SQGs) of hazardous wastes to re-notify EPA (or their state environmental agency) of their activities.
In this week's Roundup, a cement maker pays $850K to maintain full compliance with its discharge permit. Plus, EPA finds a wood treatment plant allegedly failed to provide hazardous waste training to employees and mistreated 1.7 million gallons of hazardous waste.
Tax accountants are not the only professionals who are busy this time of year. For EHS professionals, the new calendar year brings with it the job of submitting various reports to the EPA or state agencies.
On December 8, Amazon announced that it would ban a series of toxic chemicals from food packaging used on its Amazon Kitchen brand. This latest update is part of Amazon’s Chemicals and Restricted Substances policy announced in 2018 to reduce usage of “chemicals of concern” as well as to promote transparency and accessibility to the company’s product health and sustainability data.
On June 22, 2020, US EPA promulgated a Final Rule to add 172 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).
EPA just released an updated iteration of the TSCA Inventory comprised of 86,405 chemicals. Of those, 41,597 are active in commerce.
OSHA released revised guidance concerning workplace safety compliance during the COVID-19 public health emergency last week.
Have you finished your TSCA reporting yet? If your facility manufactures or imports one of TSCA’s 20 high-priority chemical substances for draft risk evaluation, you must report it to the EPA by May 27.
The ultimate guide to training employees who work with or around hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and OSHA-related workplace health and safety hazards.