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In 2016, after decades without any changes, Congress amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (the “TCSA”) with an eye towards updating and modernizing the regulatory regime for chemical substances. One of the elements of the amendments was to require the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to update the TSCA Inventory List, which is the list of all chemical substances that are manufactured, processed1 or imported into the United States. Part of the update requirement was to identify which chemical substances are active in commerce or are “commercialized”.
On April 2, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed numerous changes to the ignitability characteristic under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which is one of the methods used to determine when solid wastes must be managed as hazardous wastes under federal law (and, with limited variations, the law of all states). See 84 Fed. Reg.
The Seventh Circuit recently slapped down a decision dismissing a citizen suit for environmental contamination, throwing court doors wide open to private plaintiffs seeking injunctive relief under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).With its March 6, 2019, decision in Liebhart v.
There is increasing focus on the utilization of Blockchain technology to track hazardous materials and hazardous waste. Blockchain technology allows for a system where records can be stored, facts can be verified by anyone, and security is guaranteed. The software that would power such a system is called a “blockchain”. Blockchains store information across a network of computers making them both decentralized and distributed. This means no central company or person owns the system and that everyone can use it and help run it.
On March 11, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Justification of Appropriation Estimates for the Committee on Appropriations. EPA’s budget request reduces the overall budget by $2.76 billion (31 percent), to $6.068 billion, but requests $66.418 million to support its Chemical Risk Review and Reduction (CRRR) program, an increase of $5.313 million.
The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) has amended the Transport Canada Standard (TP 14877), Containers for Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail. The amendment will be incorporated into the 2018 edition of the regulations by reference. The changes aim to consolidate and clarify standards; allow the use of certain new technologies and best management practices; align TDGR with U.S. and International regulations where appropriate; and reduce the risk of transporting toxic inhalation hazard (TIH) standards by rail.
On March 25, 2019, the U.S.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed to stop considering a wide swath of environmental and public health benefits when deciding whether to regulate mercury pollution from power plants. This is an important environmental issue in its own right. It also raises controversial legal and policy questions, including whether the Obama EPA used mercury regulation as a legal shortcut to reduce other forms of power plant pollution.
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The Ontario government recently announced that it will repeal the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and revoke its associated regulations on December 31, 2021.The purpose of the Toxics Re
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