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09/27/2021

Cal DTSC Adds PFAS-containing Carpets to Priority Products List

California DTSC has designated carpets and rugs containing PFAS as “Priority Products” under its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

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09/27/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/27

In this week's Roundup, a waste-to-energy facility pays $1.1 million after 16 accidental releases of biomass and biogas. Plus, a bottle manufacturer allegedly failed to submit TRI reporting data in 2017 and 2018.

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09/23/2021

Update | New TSCA Restrictions for 5 PBT Chemicals

Update 09/23/21: US EPA extended the compliance date for processing and distribution of PIP (3:1), PIP (3:1)-containing products, and PIP (3:1)-containing articles to March 8, 2022. 

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09/20/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/20

In this week's Roundup, a plastics manufacturer will pay $2.85 million to resolve alleged violations related to a series of fires at company facility. Plus, a cannabis processor agrees to a $45,000 settlement for alleged improper disposal of hazardous waste.

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09/17/2021

EPA’s Proposed Climate Rule Could Slash HFCs by 85%

US EPA is ready to issue a Final Rule that will cut domestic production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85% by 2036.

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09/13/2021

RCRA LDR Tips: Was it Ever Hazardous Waste?

Any waste that is or ever was a hazardous waste is restricted from land disposal unless it meets certain standards called Land Disposal Restrictions or LDRs.  

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09/13/2021

EPA’s Environmental Justice Initiative at Work

In April, US EPA’s new administrator outlined the agency’s Accelerating Environmental and Economic Justice initiative to protect overburdened and marginalized communities. The initiative is gaining wide traction through EPA’s grants, community partnerships, and…enforcement actions.

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09/07/2021

Indemnity Clauses and CERCLA Liability

Why contractual “hold harmless” clauses and indemnity agreements won't shield you from CERCLA liability. 

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08/30/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/30

In this week's Roundup, a metal recycler will pay $500,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations related to two facility explosions in 2020. Plus, a mineral facility agrees to serve five years probation and pay civil and criminal penalties after EPA and OSHA find the company allegedly exposed workers to arsenic hazards.

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08/30/2021

Update: EPA Proposes New TSCA Reporting Rule for PFAS

A new TSCA rule proposed by EPA would require manufacturers and importers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to submit ten years of data regarding PFAS production volumes, use, exposure, disposal, and more. 

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