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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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11/10/2021

Aerospace Manufacturer Faces $308K in OSHA Safety & Training Violations

A Connecticut aircraft parts manufacturer has been cited by OSHA for alleged violations of the Agency’s hazardous substance exposure safety and training regulations.

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11/02/2021

VIDEO: Responders Roll to Hazmat Situation at Bowling Ball Factory

The City of Jennings, Missouri declared a State of Emergency on Thursday last week when a fire at an abandoned bowling ball factory created an “extremely complex and large-scale fire and hazmat situation” for local responders. A shelter-in-place order was issued for the city school district.

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10/19/2021

12 Chemicals Proposed for EPCRA TRI Reporting List

US EPA has proposed adding 12 entries to the list of chemicals subject to the EPCRA Section 313 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements.   

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07/08/2021

Next Phase of TSCA Chemical Risk Evals Underway

EPA has completed risk evaluations for the original 10 substances and now plans to promulgate TSCA Section 6 management standards for three of those chemicals.

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06/22/2021

CSB Investigates Illinois Chemical Factory Explosion

[UPDATE 06/22/21] CSB deployed two members of its leadership team to the explosion site on June 21. At the site, they met with company respresentatives, on-site Federal and local emergency responders, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff, and Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) investigators to discuss the incident further.

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