US EPA on June 1 released problem formulations for each of the first ten chemicals up for risk evaluation under the revised TSCA requirements. These documents “clarify the chemical uses that EPA expects to evaluate and describe how EPA expects to conduct the evaluations.”
In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, a chemical manufacturer, an oil refinery, and a home improvement TV show will pay to resolve alleged violations of EPA air, water, and/or chemical regulations.
The latest update to EPA's Definition of Solid Waste will re-instate the 2008 “transfer based exclusion” for reclamation activities and adjust the “four factors” for legitimate recycling, which EPA bolstered in the 2015 DSW rule.
EPA will rescind some new chemical Risk Management Plan requirements for chemical facitlies promulgated in response to an April 2013 ammonium nitrate explosion in West, Texas that killed fifteen, injured 160, and damaged or destroyed 150 buildings.
US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland announced her resignation from the Board on May 21. Sutherland’s resignation comes amidst repeated threats from the President to de-fund the chemical safety agency...
EPA's Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest (e-Manifest) System launches in about 40 days. A major concern about the adoption of e-Manifests is how EPA will implement unique state hazardous waste codes from states like California, New York, Texas, and others.
Today, May 22, 2018, EPA’s revised certified pesticide applicator regulations officially take effect, after some revisions and delays. To protect both workers and the public, EPA requires commercial pesticide applicators to have practical knowledge about the products they use, potential risks, and core safety principles.
Learn from the latest US EPA enforcement actions and avoid environmetnal compliance violations that cost these businesses over $1 million combined.
Current US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on May 9th signed a memorandum establishing a “back-to-basics” approach to Clean Air Act-required reviews of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
On any given day, you are likely to see EPA approve and promulgate Clean Air Act State Implementation Plans (SIPs) in the Federal Register. Find out what goes in a State Implementation Plan and how EPA regulates air pollution sources in states or terretories without a unique Plan.
What to do before, during, and after a RCRA
hazardous waste inspection to defend your site
from rising state and Federal penalties.