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  • Monday, July 24, 2017
    The Trump administration is following through with the president’s campaign promise to open more areas of the Alaskan Arctic to energy development and ensure that such development is less constrained by regulations issued by the Obama administration.
  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    Regarding one material—nanosilver used as an antimicrobial ingredient to preserve certain commercial products—the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has twice ruled that the EPA has not met the requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In May 2017, the panel found that the EPA failed to establish how the product met the FIFRA requirement that a conditional registration be in the public interest.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    Meeting the requirements for a federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan can range from relatively straightforward for Tier 1 facilities that can come into compliance by completing and self-certifying a plan template provided by the EPA to complex and costly for facilities that must have their Plan certified by a professional engineer.
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
    With bills now under consideration in both chambers of Congress, Republicans and a few Democrats are renewing their annual effort to change the timeline for and the way the EPA reviews the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone.
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    As of June 26, 2017, the president has signed 40 pieces of legislation and about an equal number of Executive Orders (EOs). Together, the EPA and the White House are changing or setting the stage to change the entire system of federal environmental regulation.
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