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06/20/2022

What's New for TRI Reports Due July 1?

Required under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) regulations, TRI reporting is required from facilities in certain industry groups that manufactured, imported, processed, or used large volumes of listed chemical substances in 2021.

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06/16/2022

CSB Shares Chemical Release Incident Data

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) recently shared a list of accidental chemical releases reported since March 23, 2020—the date a new reporting requirement took effect. 

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06/14/2022

Illinois Bans Burning of PFAS

On June 8, 2022, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill prohibiting the incineration of any perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including fire-fighting foams, effective immediately.

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06/06/2022

Omaha Chemical Plant Fire Under Investigation

An explosive fire at a chemical facility in downtown Omaha, NE sparked evacuations and community concerns last week. What began as a fire on May 30 resulted in a series of explosions, which shot columns of black smoke into the air.

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05/23/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/23

In this week's Roundup, a steel production plant pays $2.25 million for alleged violations related to particulate matter. Plus, an ice supplier must train its workers on chemical safety protocols.

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03/08/2022

Update | EPA Extends Compliance Date for TSCA PIP 3:1 Prohibition

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. 

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03/07/2022

Update | Revised TSCA Risk Determination for PV29 Drafted

Under the revised risk determination, EPA takes a “whole chemical approach” to manage the risks posed by Pigment Violet 29 (PV29).

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01/31/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/31

In this week's Roundup, a gas station chain agree to install a $600,000 central monitoring system after EPA identified RCRA violations at 15 company locations. Plus, a chemical manufacturer pays $145,000 to resolve alleged chemical safety and management violations.

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01/17/2022

Kentucky Chemical Explosion Results in All-night Shelter-in-place

Residents of Fort Wright, KY were asked to shelter in place on January 11, after multiple booms were reported coming from a plastics plant starting around 8:15 p.m.

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12/13/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/13

In this week's Roundup, a fishing company agrees to pay $725,000 after an improper discharge of engine room bilge oily mixtures in American Samoa. Plus, a vineyard allegedly provided insufficient emergency response training to its workers related to its use of anhydrous ammonia.

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