By Abdul H. Khalid, PhD, CHMMThe European Union (UN)’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is a well know directive # 2002/95EC that restricts the use of specific hazardous materials or substances contained in electrical & electronic equipment, known as (EEE). RoHS has an impact on electronic industry while manufacturing and distributing locally or worldwide.
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Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on July 2, 2019, issued a decision upholding the transfer-based exemption for hazardous waste under RCRA’s definition of solid waste (DSW) regulations. California Communities Against Toxics et al., v. EPA, D.C. Cir. Case No.
Multiple Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Bills Propose Amending Pipeline Safety LawsFunding authorization for the federal Pipeline Safety Laws expires September 30. Multiple proposals to reauthorize funding and amend the Pipeline Safety Laws are under consideration, with additional bills expected. Below is an overview of recent developments. SEE: https://www.natlawreview.com/article/pipeline-safety-update-issue-no-150
On June 28, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the draft risk evaluations for cyclic aliphatic bromide cluster (HBCD) and 1,4-dioxane, two of the first ten chemicals undergoing risk evaluation under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In its June 28, 2019, press release, EPA states in the draft risk evaluation for HBCD, it did not find unreasonable risk to the general population, consumers, workers, or the environment.
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a drinking water regulation for perchlorate and a health-based Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The EPA is proposing to set both the enforceable Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for the perchlorate regulation and the perchlorate MCLG at 0.056 mg/L (56 µg/L).
Is your facility required to report to the #TRI Program by July 1? Check out the EPCRA 313 reporting requirements, then find all of the reporting resources you need via our TRI website.https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/basics-tri-reporting#TRI%20Reporting%20Criteria
It is a busy TCPA news day! The United States Supreme Court has released its decision in PDR Networks, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc., a TCPA junk fax class action. The decision is available for download here.BackgroundThe case arises from a TCPA junk fax class action in which Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc.
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The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday for a case with major consequences for how water pollution is regulated in the United States.Enacted in 1972, the Clean Water Act made it “unlawful to
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes regulatory revisions to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for lead and copper under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water
TSCA/FIFRA/TRIEPA Will Provide Minimum 30-Day Public Comment Period On Draft Risk Evaluations: Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator for the U.