The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed on September 16, 1987 and has been ratified by 197 parties (all member states of the United Nations, as well as Niue, the Cook Islands, the Holy See, and the European Union), making it the most universally adopted UN treaty or protocol in history.
This summer, we will observe the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire of 1969. In fact, this year represents anniversary dates for four major environmental disasters that greatly influenced environmental policy in the United States.
Recently, US EPA clarified its stance on whether the Clean Water Act’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program covers point-source discharges to groundwater.
New Jersey’s smog problem continues to worsen as the 2019 State of the Air report from the American Lung Association shows 10 counties rated F, the worst grade possible for ozone air quality, also known as ground-level air pollution or smog.
On July 1, the heat is on for many facilities in the US—and not just because the temperature is rising.
July 1 is also when facilities must submit the annual toxic chemical reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, regulated businesses will pay civil penalties for Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act violations and a manufacturer settles with EPA for $16.2 million in Superfund cleanup costs.
The US Chemical Hazard and Safety investigation Board (CSB) this month called for EPA to initiate a review and update of its 1993 hydrofluoric acid (HF) study. CSB urges EPA to determine whether current risk management plans are adequate to prevent a catastrophic release of HF.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently found dangerous levels of hazardous chemicals at an unlicensed solid-waste facility in Vernon, NJ. The staggering seven-story dirt pile that had allegedly been operating as an illegal dump site has recently come under increased scrutiny.
Update: EPA's proposal to amend TSCA section 8(a) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requirements and size standards for small manufacturers appeared in the Federal Register on April 25, 2019.
On April 9, 2019, US EPA announced plans to list two toxic fluorochemicals, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), as hazardous substances under the CERCLA/Superfund program.
What to do before, during, and after a RCRA
hazardous waste inspection to defend your site
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