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11/20/2017

Environmental Civil Suits a Growing Problem for Facilities

If environmental groups and concerned citizens find they cannot achieve their aims by bringing EPA to court, they may double their efforts to sue individual facilities for perceived violations of environmental law and regulations.

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11/10/2017

EPA to Host TSCA Reform Meetings in DC Next Month

US EPA will host two public meetings, on December 6 and 11, to update interested parties about the Agency’s progress toward implementing changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) made in 2016.   

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10/30/2017

EPA Proposes New Mercury TSCA Reporting Requirement

US EPA last week proposed a reporting requirement for persons who manufacture or import mercury and mercury-added products. The information EPA collects will help the Agency make recommendations to further reduce mercury use in the US.   

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10/06/2017

TSCA Reform Status Report: 1 Year Later

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA), more commonly referred to as “TSCA Reform.” More than one year later, where does the Environmental Protection Agency stand on meeting its responsibilities for implementing TSCA reform?  

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08/28/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/29

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, four companies will pay more than $350,000 combined for chemical reporting violations under EPCRA and TSCA, and a paperwork storage company will pay for Safe Drinking Water Act violations.   

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08/25/2017

Committee Working to Simplify TSCA Chemical Reporting

An advisory committee convened by Congress to help US EPA simplify chemical data reporting requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has announced four main goals in advance of its September meeting.   

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08/14/2017

Final Rule Alert: TSCA Inventory Reset Reporting Requirement

In order to determine which of the roughly 85,000 chemicals on the TSCA Inventory are still “active” in commerce, US EPA today promulgated a Final Rule to require chemical facilities to report on chemicals manufactured or imported over a ten-year period between June 21, 2006 and June 21, 2016.  

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08/07/2017

How to Manage Chrome 6 Under TSCA

EPA's TSCA regulations at 40 CFR 749 apply to any person using hexavalent chromium-based water treatment chemicals as well as any person who distributes hexavalent chromium-based water treatment chemicals for use in such systems.

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07/21/2017

2 Final Rules: EPA Ready to Start TSCA Chemical Evaluations

US EPA last week posted two Final Rules to the Federal Register that describe how the Agency will carry out its responsibilities for prioritizing and evaluating chemical substances as required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. 

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07/17/2017

Scope Documents for First 10 TSCA Chemical Risk Evaluations Now Available

US EPA has announced the availability of documents that lay out the scope of the risk evaluations EPA will perform on the first 10 chemicals identified for evaluation under TSCA, as revised by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (“The Lautenberg Law”).   

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