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PFAS Solution Moving Through Congress on Must-Pass Defense Bill

PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have been under scrutiny on both sides of the Capitol in recent months, and the Senate made significant headway in late June in reaching consensus on PFAS legislation. Following two hearings in the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee this spring, a package was unveiled and quickly considered in … Continue Reading

Environmental Appeals Board Issues Major TSCA 8(e) Decision

On March 13, EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board’s issued its long-awaited decision in the Elementis TSCA 8(e) case, reversing the ALJ’s decision imposing a multi-million dollar penalty on Elementis.  In Re Elementis Chromium, Inc., TSCA Appeal No. 13-03 (March 13, 2015). Section 8(e) of TSCA requires the “immediate” reporting of information which “reasonably supports the conclusion” … Continue Reading

EPA Initiates Rulemaking On Reporting About Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids

From Chris Bell of GT Houston: EPA today published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment, by August 18, 2014, on a variety of options EPA is considering to collect and make available to the public information about chemicals used in oil and gas exploration and production, particularly those used in hydraulic fracturing.  79 … Continue Reading

EPA Promulgates TSCA Significant New Use Rule For Perfluorinated Chemicals – And Limits Its Applicability To “Articles”

From Chris Bell of GT Houston: EPA last week published a significant new use rule (“SNUR”) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) that requires prior notification to EPA before a company may newly manufacture (including import) or process certain perfluorinated chemicals historically used in the manufacture and treatment of carpets.  78 Fed. Reg. 62443 … Continue Reading
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