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07/29/2022

Chemical Leak Shuts Down South Carolina Interstate

On July 27 at about 5:45 PM, a chemical release from a specialty chemicals facility near Interstate 20 in Elgin, SC led local officials to close a 10 mile stretch of highway. 

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07/25/2022

EPA to Update Industry Codes for TRI Reporting

US EPA proposed a rulemaking on July 22 to update the list of NAICS codes used as part of Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting.

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07/21/2022

TSCA Update: Revised Chemical Risk Determinations

Update 07/21/22: EPA released a draft of a revised risk determination for 1-bromopropane (1-BP) and will accept public comments on the draft until August 19, 2022.

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07/19/2022

5 PFAS Chemicals Added to EPCRA TRI Reporting List

On July 18, US EPA published a Final Rule to add five additional per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals subject to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements.

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06/28/2022

Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda Released

The semi-annual Agenda details new regulations that Federal agencies like US EPA, US DOT, and OSHA have planned for the near future.

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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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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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05/23/2022

RCRA Update: Latest on Generator Improvements Adoption

Montana has incorporated-by-reference revised RCRA regulations, including the Generator Improvements Rule provisions, effective May 14, 2022.

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05/16/2022

EPA May Require New Plan for Worst-Case Hazardous Substance Releases

Comment period extended: US EPA will accept public comments on the proposed rule to require planning for a worst-case discharge of hazardous substances until July 26, 2022.

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05/09/2022

EPA Must Act on Petition to List PVC as Hazardous Waste

US EPA must decide by January 20, 2023 whether to list discarded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as a hazardous waste under the RCRA regulations.  

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