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  • 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.
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  • 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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168729Pesticides 9th Circuit rules against local pesticide regs 12/02/16
168728GHG Management Monitoring changes issued for O&G GHG reporting 12/01/16
168716Toxic Substances Control Act EPA announces first 10 chemicals for TSCA evaluations 11/30/16
168715Community Right to Know PBT flame retardant added to TRI 11/30/16
168673Hazmat Transportation Local responders need more info on RR hazmat shipments 11/29/16
167299Hazardous Waste Generators EPA publishes final rules for hazardous waste generators and hazardous waste exports/imports 11/29/16
168649Energy EPA issues 2017/2018 RFS 11/28/16
168594GHG Management More than 300 businesses ask Trump to keep Paris Agreement 11/28/16
168631Energy Strong reactions to offshore drilling plan 11/25/16
168570Energy Fed mining office issues EIS for SPR 11/23/16
168614Environmental Protection Agency EPA lines up its midnight rules 11/22/16
168593Drinking Water Fourth drinking water contaminant list issued 11/21/16
168589Air - Ozone Depleting Substances Refrigerant reg revisions are here 11/18/16
168571GHG Management Will China replace U.S. as climate leader? 11/18/16
168530Stormwater-General Stormwater: Who is a 'qualified' person? 11/18/16