Update 01/16/23: US EPA's final revised TSCA risk determination for trichloroethylene (TCE) finds that the chemical poses an unreasonable risk of injury to human health.
This month, US EPA proposed significant revisions to TSCA rules related to user fees for certain activities and reporting of PFAS manufacturing and import data.
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.
Update: US EPA's proposed rule to add PFOA and PFOS to the list of hazardous substances under CERCLA/Superfund was published to the Federal Register on September 6.
In this week's Roundup, an industrial airport pays $15K for alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a telecom manufacturer must submit a Notice of Export in compliance with TSCA.
Update: US EPA is extending the comment period on a proposed TSCA rulemaking to ban ongoing uses of asbestos. EPA will now accept comments until July 13, 2022.
EPA has found that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may form as a byproduct during the manufacture of HDPE containers and similar plastics.
In this week's Roundup, alleged mishandling of hazardous waste results in two oil spills and a $6.5 million civil penalty. Plus, a petroleum company agrees to stringent inspection requirements after leaks at 13 company facilities.
An EPA enforcement alert warns manufacturers and sellers of ski wax products about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that are not listed on the TSCA Inventory found in several products.
Update: US EPA again extended the compliance date for the prohibition on processing and distribution-in-commerce of PIP (3:1), PIP (3:1)-containing articles, and the PIP (3:1) used to make those articles, until October 31, 2024.
DId you know? Many waste generated during oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) activities are excluded from the RCRA Subtitle C hazardous waste management standards.