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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) today announced the addition of five new “substances of very high concern” to Europe’s Registration, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (REACH) Candidate List. If approved for further regulation under REACH program—which is similar to the Toxic Substances Control Act or TSCA in the US—these substances will be placed on the “authorization list” and face additional restrictions...
The Attorney General of California has issued a decision to fine a major cable company nearly $26 million for violating Federal and State hazardous waste regulations. The company manages many wastes regulated as hazardous under the State Health and Safety Code (HSC)—from electronic equipment like cable boxes, modems, and remote controls to batteries, lamps, and scrap metal; as well as products like adhesives, paints, lighter fluid, and lubricants.
The US EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) has a new name. The office—which is responsible for implementing a number of EPA’s environmental programs—will from here on out be known as the Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM). Among the responsibilities of this office is the development of hazardous waste standards and regulations.
The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, or IMDG Code, is the international standard for packing and shipping hazardous materials by vessel. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) creates and maintains the IMDG Code requirements. The IMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Hazmat vessel shippers in the US should be aware that these vessel shipping rules include unique requirements not found in the US DOT's 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has proposed amendments to its hazardous waste management requirements to match changes US EPA made to its Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) program in 2014 and 2015.
US EPA today announced the launch of its eDisclosure Portal to help regulated businesses self-report violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and other environmental regulations. Self-reporting violations of the US EPA’s environmental regulations can benefit businesses in a number of ways—including possible reduction in the civil penalty amount the facility must pay.
Under the Toxic Substances Control Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency requires manufacturers to comply with the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule at 40 CFR 711. The TSCA definition of "manufacture" includes the act of importing a chemical into the United States. The reporting requirements under the CDR have changed slightly since the last reporting year...
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