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05/24/2022

New TSCA Restrictions for Asbestos Proposed

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. 

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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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02/14/2022

March 2022 Environmental Reporting Deadlines

March 2022 brings three important environmental reporting deadlines concerning hazardous waste management, chemical inventories, and greenhouse gas emissions. 

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12/13/2021

Two New Board Members Appointed to CSB

On December 10, 2021, the Senate confirmed two new Board Members to the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), Stephen Owens and Sylvia Johnson.

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11/29/2021

NGP Facilities Added to TRI Reporting Rule

Natural Gas Processing facilities were added to the list of industry sectors subject to the EPCRA Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Rule (40 CFR Part 372). The first reports from this sector will cover the 2022 reporting year be due July 1, 2023. 

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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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10/04/2021

New Deadlines: TSCA Health & Safety Reporting for 50 Chemicals

US EPA amended the deadline for chemical manufacturers and importers to report unpublished data on 50 chemical substances specified in a July Final Rule.

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09/21/2021

Are Ocean Carriers Refusing Hazmat Shipments?

Chemical distributors have expressed concerns about systemic reductions for transporting hazardous materials by vessel and the possibility that carriers are refusing to book chemical shipments.

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