Earlier this month, the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) said it would to add Paints to the list of priority consumer products under the “Safer Products for Washington” program. DOE cited concerns over inadvertent Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) as the reasoning.
ACA and the other industry groups asked EPA to defer the TSCA user fee payments for 12 months beyond final publication of the scoping documents for risk evaluations. The coalition stated that would allow essential businesses to conserve critical operating capital while working together to overcome the virus and bring stability back to the economy.
The new definition of ‘Waters of the United States’ is far narrower than the previous version, as it excludes federal oversight of isolated wetlands and ephemeral streams that only flow after a heavy rainfall.
These are the 20 high priority chemicals under that EPA designated for Risk Evaluation in December 2019. By statute, EPA must finalize scoping documents by June 20, 2020
OSHA will take employers’ attempts to comply in good faith into strong consideration when determining whether it cites a violation.
The proposal to retain the current standards without revision applies to the primary standards meant to protect against fine particle exposures.
EPA’s temporary policy notice regarding enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic does NOT relieve any entity from the responsibility to prevent, respond to, or report accidental releases of hazardous substances, hazardous chemicals, hazardous waste, or other pollutants.
The short-term extension will give Congress more time to work on a longer-term reauthorization for the vital chemical security program. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implements the CFATS program under a variety of short-term authorizations by Congress.
The CDR requires companies that manufacture, produce or import a chemical in amounts of 25,000 pounds or greater to report volumes and other information to EPA.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implements the CFATS program under a variety of short-term authorizations by Congress. Current authorization is set to lapse on April 18, 2020.