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In an amendment issued as a direct final rule, the EPA is providing a temporary alternative compliance demonstration method to sources subject to the Agency’s National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the portland cement manufacturing industry.

Now is the time to submit your TSCA Chemical Data Report (CDR). The reporting window is open until September 30, 2016. So be sure you are familiar with all the changes to the 2016 CDR, and get your report to EPA.

The EPA has issued a final rule that finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aircraft contribute to air pollution that may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health and the welfare of future generations.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has been closely monitoring and reporting on how EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) are impacting electricity generation in the United States.
Corrosion of underground steel tanks containing diesel fuel is possibly occurring at a high rate, according to a study released by EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST).
Renewable fuels organizations and federal lawmakers, mainly from agricultural states, are urging the EPA to require that fuel manufactures and importers be held to the congressionally mandated 2017 minimum volume for conventional biofuels blended into petroleum-based fuel.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (Committee) has requested that the EPA provide it with all documents that relate to changes in the value of a statistical life (VSL) the Agency made in conjunction with the promulgation of major Clean Air Act (CAA) rules.
Every day, workers are injured on the job. These injuries can result in missed work days, poor worker attitudes, high turnover rates, and even enforcement actions from OSHA. The good news is that the world of safety in the workplace is changing. Safety is no longer something your employer tells you to do, but is increasingly woven into the everyday behavior and mindset of all employees. On this episode of EHS on Tap, we speak with Shawn Galloway, president and COO of ProAct Safety, about incorporating safety culture in the workplace.
In a draft midterm technical assessment report (TAR) of greenhouse gas (GHG) standards established in 2012 for model year 2022–2025 light-duty cars and trucks, the EPA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) report that manufacturers are adopting fuel economy technologies at unprecedented rates and have developed far more innovative technologies to reduce GHG emissions than anticipated just a few years ago.
The EPA has simultaneously issued new rules governing gas emissions from both existing and new, modified, or reconstructed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills.

Thinking about trading impermeable parking lot pavement for green space with planters or bioswales? Low-impact development (LID) can be a lucrative option for new development or urban retrofitting wanting to invest in LID as a stormwater management tool. Sure, saving money while simultaneously managing stormwater sounds ideal, but is it?

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its third Billion-Ton Study (BT16), the latest in a series of studies detailing the potential to produce at least 1 billion dry tons of biomass annually in a sustainable manner from U.S. agriculture and forest resources.
The Cape Wind Project (Project), now midway through its second decade of planning without a single turbine standing, encountered another hurdle when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a multipart decision that agreed with two out of three claims environmental groups have made against the Project.
White Papers:
Among the key amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) recently signed by President Obama is a new risk evaluation process that both gives the EPA more authority to determine if a chemical in commerce poses an unreasonable risk to health and the environment and compels the Agency to issue regulations to reduce that risk.
When is a tank holding a hazardous waste empty? The question is critical for environmental managers since once a tank is empty, the 90-day clock for hazardous waste accumulation can be reset.
This talk discusses some of the hazards associated with working in a building or facility where asbestos is present, and it provides information that maintenance and custodial personnel and other employees can use to avoid asbestos exposure. This talk does not cover demolition, renovation, or abatement of asbestos-containing material (ACM).
This talk discusses the proper practices to follow when choosing, managing, and marking a container.
This document includes a decision tree that will help you determine if the requirements of the Directive apply to your product.
This toolbox talk will help underground storage tank operators include best management practices for release detection. Understanding your release detection system can minimize releases and help your business react quickly before major environmental and human health problems occur.
On June 22, 2016 President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a bipartisan bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act.
EPA's implementation plan is intended to be a roadmap of major activities EPA will focus on during the initial year of implementation. It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all requirements in the new law.
EPA has provided answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.
During the development of TSCA Reform legislation, EPA published a document, titled The Essential Principles for Reform of Chemicals Management Legislation, detailing the agency's goals for updated TSCA legislation. Did they get what they wanted?
This flowchart details the EPA's timeline for evaluating existing chemicals under TSCA reform legislation. This flowchart is an excerpt from EPA's June 30, 2016 webinar, titled The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act: Overview.
This table details the EPA's milestones for implementing TSCA Reform requirements over the next 5 years. This table is an excerpt from the EPA's June 30, 2016 webinar, titled The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act: Overview.
I understand that for "Specific" Secondary Containment, it is required to have sufficient additional capacity for precipitation (24-hr 25-yr storm). Does this requirement for additional capacity for precipitation also apply for "General" Secondary Containment cases such as pipelines?
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This talk discusses some of the hazards associated with working in a building or facility where asbestos is present, and it provides information that maintenance and custodial personnel and other employees can use to avoid asbestos exposure. This talk does not cover demolition, renovation, or abatement of asbestos-containing material (ACM).
This talk discusses the proper practices to follow when choosing, managing, and marking a container.
This document includes a decision tree that will help you determine if the requirements of the Directive apply to your product.
This toolbox talk will help underground storage tank operators include best management practices for release detection. Understanding your release detection system can minimize releases and help your business react quickly before major environmental and human health problems occur.
On June 22, 2016 President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a bipartisan bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act.
EPA's implementation plan is intended to be a roadmap of major activities EPA will focus on during the initial year of implementation. It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all requirements in the new law.
EPA has provided answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.
During the development of TSCA Reform legislation, EPA published a document, titled The Essential Principles for Reform of Chemicals Management Legislation, detailing the agency's goals for updated TSCA legislation. Did they get what they wanted?
This flowchart details the EPA's timeline for evaluating existing chemicals under TSCA reform legislation. This flowchart is an excerpt from EPA's June 30, 2016 webinar, titled The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act: Overview.
This table details the EPA's milestones for implementing TSCA Reform requirements over the next 5 years. This table is an excerpt from the EPA's June 30, 2016 webinar, titled The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act: Overview.
This fact sheet explains the June 3, 2016, amendments to the Standards Of Performance For Crude Oil And Natural Gas Production, Transmission And Distribution (NSPS Subpart OOOO)
OSHA Letter of Interpretation (2/10/2015): Medical Surveillance for workers performing Class III asbestos work
OSHA Letter of Interpretation (12/1/2009): Drilling through asbestos-containing floor tile
OSHA Letter of Interpretation (6/12/2009): Comprehensive asbestos building surveys
OSHA Letter of Interpretation (3/1/2007): Clarification of decontamination procedures for employees involved in Class I asbestos work
OSHA Letter of Interpretation (7/13/2009): Clarification on number of employees required for glovebag removal operations
OSHA Letter of Interpretation (7/10/2008): Refresher training requirements for Class III asbestos work and training for excavations disturbing soil with ACM
OSHA Letter of Interpretation (9/5/2005): Building owner's requirement to determine and communicate the hazards from installed ACM and PACM
OSHA Letter of Interpretation (2/1/2005): Definition of "regulated area"
OSHA Letter of Interpretation (11/24/2003): Compliance requirements for renovation work involving material containing less than 1% asbestos
OSHA Letter of Interpretation (10/27/2003): Application of construction standard to demolition operations involving material less than 1% asbestos
The purpose of this document is to outline particular technical approaches and methods to help EPA analysts (including economists, risk assessors, and others) analyze potential environmental justice concerns for regulatory actions.
Use this Tips and Considerations guide with regulatory considerations and written Plan tips to help you customize the prewritten HAZWOPER Health and Safety Plan.
Regulatory Analysis:
This analysis describes the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) hazard communication (HazCom), or worker "right-to-know," requirements for general industry and construction workplaces, including OSHA's adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). OSHA's HazCom rule for the construction industry adopts the general industry rule by reference.
This topic covers the labeling requirements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom), including the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) amendments, which applies to any employer whose workers may be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Manufacturers must label every hazardous chemical container with key information on the substance it contains, and worker training must include an explanation of the labeling system.

This analysis describes the requirements of safety data sheets (SDSs) under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) hazard communication standard—or HazCom. The SDS is at the heart of federal HazCom, and any employer with employees exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals must comply. The SDS is a detailed, written description of a hazardous chemical. It is the primary source of information about hazardous chemicals for employers and their workers, and it contains comprehensive technical information about a particular chemical and explains the hazards, precautions, and remedies to human exposure.

Employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals must be trained how to access SDSs and interpret them. SDSs must be readily available to employees in their work areas. SDSs are not substitutes to chemical labeling or worker training.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) was formed in April 1967 and consists of several administrations representing the various transportation modes. The Department serves as the focal point in the federal government for the coordinated National Transportation Policy. The DOT is responsible for transportation safety improvements and enforcement, international transportation agreements, and the continuity of transportation services in the public interest. The Department also prepares and proposes all legislation relating to transportation, coordinates transportation issues with other concerned agencies, and provides technical assistance to the states and cities in support of transportation programs and objectives.
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