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House Passes Bill to Delay Ozone Standards to 2025

August 1, 2017 Industry News
The legislation, which ACA supported, would give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) an additional eight years to determine which areas of the country do not meet the 70 parts per billion ozone standards set in 2015.

EPA to Clarify Definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS)

August 1, 2017 Industry News
During the 2014-2015 rulemaking process, ACA opposed EPA and the Army’s efforts to dramatically expand the scope of federal authority over water and land uses across the United States. Because of the expanded WOTUS definition, the federal government was given jurisdiction over some of the smallest waterways in the country.

House Appropriations Bill Would Delay Ozone Standards to October 2025

July 18, 2017 Industry News
EPA has acknowledged that although the new ozone standard was set on October 1, 2015, there remains a host of complex issues that could undermine associated compliance efforts by states and localities, and had already delayed compliance by one year, to October 2018.

Coalition Letter Urges Congressional Action on EPA’s Risk Management Program Final Rule

January 31, 2017 Industry News
EPA’s RMP program applies to all stationary sources with processes that contain more than a threshold of a regulated substance. The program’s elements are intended to prevent accidental releases and reduce the severity of releases that occur.

EPA Proposes Use Limits for Methylene Chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in Paint Removers

January 17, 2017 Industry News
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.

EPA Releases Final Rule on Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements

November 8, 2016 Industry News
The final rule amends the regulations governing hazardous waste generators under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

ACA Comments on EPA’s EcoLabels and Standards Pilot Project

November 8, 2016 Industry News
EPA's goal is to create a transparent, fair, and consistent approach to selecting environmental performance standards and ecolabels to support the agency's mission and federal sustainable acquisition mandates.

EPA Finalizes Hazardous Waste Import and Export Regulations

November 8, 2016 Industry News
The rule is meant to streamline the hazardous waste export and import process, implement mandatory electronic reporting for international shipments and electronically link export information.

EPA and Ozone Standards

September 30, 2015