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EPA Seeks Input on Proposals to Establish a Clear and Stable Regulatory Framework for Coal Combustion Residuals and Reduce More Pollutants Under Effluent Limitation Guidelines

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 13:19

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced two proposed regulations – one that applies to the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR) from electric utilities and one that revises a portion of the regulations (known as effluent guidelines) affecting wastewater management from steam electric power plants. Because these proposed rules may affect many of the same facilities, EPA coordinated their timing to promote transparency and regulatory certainty for the U.S.

PFAS Solution IN (or OUT) of the NDAA?

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 12:36

For a refresher on what Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are and what Congressional action may mean for stakeholders, see the Greenberg Traurig E2 Law blog from earlier this year.   As legislative days dwindle, Congress is in a full sprint to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (related blog post), among several other must-pass bills.

OSHA HAZWOPER Letter Of Interpretation

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 10:14

In the Biohazard Mitigation Industry, there are many conflicting points of view regarding thetraining and certification of those in the industry; therefore, on January 14, 2019, a letter went out to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asking for clarification. Does OSHA require employers to train employees who perform biohazard remediation according to the training requirements in 1910.120 HAZWOPER Standard?

An Update on Titanium Dioxide: European Union Adopts the 14thATP of the CLP Regulation

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 12:22

By Abdul H. Khalid Ph.D., CHMM, RPIHLast week, the European Commission (EC) has adopted the 14th adaptation to technical progress (ATP) of the CLP Regulation (“Classification, Labeling, and Packaging") and included the controversial classification of inhalable powder forms of titanium dioxide (TiO2; CAS 13463-67-7) as a category 2 carcinogen.

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