Friday, October 21, 2016
Samsung’s troublesome Galaxy Note7 smartphone has been banned from transport in aircraft in the United States by the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
A U.S. district court judge in West Virginia has ordered the meet EPA the requirement in Section 321(a) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), which states that the Agency “shall conduct continuing evaluations of potential shifts in employment” and “threatened plant closures and reductions in employment” resulting from “administration or enforcement” of the Act.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
In its final report on a chemical spill that compromised the drinking water for 300,000 people near Charleston, West Virginia, in January 2014, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) says the failed aboveground storage tank (AST) had not been inspected for 10 years before the incident.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Under the existing 1987 Montreal Protocol (Protocol), to which the United States is a Party, 197 countries—by some estimates, every country in the world—agreed on October 15, 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda, to follow a plan to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to the atmosphere.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Industry and many states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide a critical jurisdictional matter related to the Clean Water Rule ((CWR), June 29, 2015, Federal Register (FR) promulgated by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).
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