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In the wake of devastating flooding and disruption of industrial operations caused by Hurricane Harvey, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has issued a Safety Alert for petrochemical facilities in Texas that will restart operations in the coming weeks and months.
In order to determine which of the roughly 85,000 chemicals on the TSCA Inventory are still “active” in commerce, US EPA today promulgated a Final Rule to require chemical facilities to report on chemicals manufactured or imported over a ten-year period between June 21, 2006 and June 21, 2016.
EPA's TSCA regulations at 40 CFR 749 apply to any person using hexavalent chromium-based water treatment chemicals as well as any person who distributes hexavalent chromium-based water treatment chemicals for use in such systems.
US EPA last week posted two Final Rules to the Federal Register that describe how the Agency will carry out its responsibilities for prioritizing and evaluating chemical substances as required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.
US EPA has announced the availability of documents that lay out the scope of the risk evaluations EPA will perform on the first 10 chemicals identified for evaluation under TSCA, as revised by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (“The Lautenberg Law”).
Lion Technology this month launched a new online course to help EHS managers ensure compliance with the complex, overlapping EPA chemical reporting requirements under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA/Superfund).
To determine which TSCA inventory chemicals are active and which are inactive, US EPA has proposed a “retrospective electronic notification” for chemicals manufactured/imported between June 2006 and June 2016 (approximately).
US EPA today announced it has finalized new chemical reporting and recordkeeping regulations for chemical substances manufactured or processed as nanoscale materials.
In today’s Federal Register, US EPA announced it will move forward with a rulemaking to establish financial responsibility requirements for the chemical, petroleum, and electric power industries under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
Here we break down key terms in US EPA's chemical emergency preparedness and reporting regulations, CERCLA and EPCRA, to help chemical facility EHS managers understand and meet their responsibilities under these two major programs.
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Your hazmat paperwork is the first thing a DOT inspector will ask for during an inspection. From hazmat training records to special permits, make sure your hazmat documents are in order.