Friday, December 2, 2016
Disputes about environmental preemption usually make news in the context of disagreements over federal versus state statutory and constitutional authority. But preemption can also be a source of conflict between state and local governments.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
In a final rule revision, the EPA has provided petroleum and natural gas facilities (Part 98, Subpart W) subject to the Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) with a burden-reduction option for detecting GHG leaks from equipment.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Asbestos—a known human carcinogen the EPA was virtually powerless to regulate under the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—is the most noticeable member of the Agency’s list of the first 10 chemicals it will evaluate under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the 1976 law.
As it proposed to do in June 2016, the EPA is adding hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), a widely used flame retardant, to the list of substances that must be reported under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), more commonly called the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Both railroads and federal agencies are doing more to ensure that state emergency response commissions (SERCs) receive information about rail shipments of crude oil and other hazardous materials.
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