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Controlling Environmentally Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Products

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 17:02

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.

Pipeline Safety Update - Issue No. 150

Sun, 06/30/2019 - 15:40

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

EPA Releases Draft Risk Evaluations for HBCD and 1,4-Dioxane

Sun, 06/30/2019 - 15:39

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.

National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Perchlorate

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 12:13

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).

Breaking: Supreme Court Vacates and Remands TCPA Case to Fourth Circuit for Further Analysis

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 14:13

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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