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EPA proposed the limits under the amended Toxic Substances Act (TSCA), which mandates the agency to restrict chemicals already in commerce that pose unreasonable risks to public health and the environment.
At the turn of the millennium, general merchandise stores and grocery stores were the leading retail channels by a wide margin; but as a result of the rise in eating away from home, food service and drinking places have recently overtaken both of them.
A Product Category Rule enables product environmental information to be more transparent and useful to the marketplace.
The proposed rules are 1) procedures for prioritization of existing chemicals, 2) procedures for EPA risk evaluations of existing chemicals, 3) a reporting rule to “reset” the TSCA inventory, and 4) the establishment of user fees under the TSCA program.
A previous PaintCare bill passed the New Jersey Assembly and Senate. Unfortunately, Gov. Chris Christie didn’t sign the legislation, allowing a pocket veto. ACA stands behind its landmark paint stewardship program, and believes New Jersey residents and government will greatly benefit from embracing it in their state.
OSHA maintains that it can cite employers for recordkeeping violations for up to six months after the five-year retention period expires, not just six months after the initial failure to record (first day of occurrence, or injury), without running afoul of the OSH Act’s statute of limitations.
Looking at trends within construction shows that while overall construction spending is up 4.1% year over year in the most recent construction figures (November), there are large variances in how the components fared in the past 12 months.
EPA is seeking alignment of the SNURs with revisions to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
EPA's final rule limits formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products and establishes a process by which companies will use third parties to certify compliance with the formaldehyde emission standards.
The United States maintains a positive trade position in both waterborne and solvent-borne coatings.