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Stay up to date with regulatory information in your state. Here's where you can see all the final and proposed rules, and notices published in the federal and state registers within the last 7 days.
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In a recent final action, the EPA announced that it will not at this time promulgate new regulations to prevent spills of hazardous substances under Clean Water Act Section 311.
The EPA successfully defended itself against allegations by environmental groups that its postponement of several deadlines in its 2015 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category violated both the Clean Water Act and Administrative Procedures Act.
The EPA's Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that in FY 2017, the EPA had the highest number of deregulatory actions of any federal agency.
The EPA is proposing to provide additional lead time for boat builders to meet the federal Tier 4 standards for engines used in vessels such as lobster fishing boats and pilot boats.
Two challenges filed from opposite directions against the EPA's 2015 primary or health-based National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone were denied by a U.S. Court of Appeals panel.
Seven years after the Obama administration issued major amendments to Clean Air Act New Source Performance Standards affecting the oil and gas sector and 3 years after it issued another set of amendments, the EPA is proposing to rescind substantial parts of both actions.
White Papers:
Apart from the cleanup itself, sampling is probably the most important task to perform at a contaminated site. Over the past 10 years, a type of sampling called incremental sampling methodology has gained increasing favor.
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.
Questions & Answers:
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?
I am currently writing a Hazardous Communication plan for our company. One of the key requirements for the plan is that we catalog all of our "Hazardous Chemicals." What is the best way to determine if a chemical is classified as hazardous?
Updated Documents
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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