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We are continually updating our state and national regulatory analysis to help you keep up-to-date with the changing regs. See the updated section on the what's new page to find all of the topics.
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The EPA's new proposal to reduce childhood exposure to lead in drinking water seeks to strike a balance between the need for more protection and the stubborn complexity of the risk.
Following its Clean Air Act Section 112 Residual Risk and Technology Review of the 2002 and 2005 National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Ethylene Production source category, the EPA is proposing significant revisions for flaring at these facilities.
President Donald Trump has signed the Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act into law. The act authorizes states to transfer funds from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the Safe Drinking Water Act’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund “to address a threat to public health as a result of heightened exposure to lead in drinking water.”
The EPA has released a draft strategy to evaluate the effectiveness of hospital-level antimicrobial disinfectants after they have been registered. The strategy describes a risk-based approach intended to help the Agency prioritize and select hospital-level disinfectants and label claims for testing.
We present a roundup of some of the largest EPA penalties in Q3 2019. Learn from other companies’ mistakes to ensure your company isn’t the next one cited!
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In its proposed amendments to the federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), the EPA would require that public water systems conduct full lead service line replacements when lead in the service line exceeds the lead action level of 15 parts per billion.
Questions & Answers:
Do you have to store hazardous waste that is in satellite and central accumulation in DOT containers or can they be stored in any container and transported to DOT required containers before transport?
We have two 275- gal totes of phosphoric acid stored on small containment pallets in a sprinkled warehouse. The door thresholds are raised in the warehouse so there is no potential for a leak or spill to escape. Are we required to store these on containment pallets, if so, how large?
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Guidance Documents:
This EPA memorandum provides agency staff with general guidance on the “common elements” of the statutory landowner liability protections for Bona Fide Prospective Purchasers (BFPPs), Contiguous Property Owners (CPOs), and Innocent Landowners (ILOs) to assist them in exercising their enforcement discretion and to provide general information to landowners, developers, lenders, investors, or other third-party stakeholders who may wish to become involved with impacted properties. This memorandum supersedes the 2003 Interim Guide, “Common Elements” Guidance Reference Sheet (March 2003), and Superfund Interest Reasonable Steps Comfort/Status Letter on this topic.
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