On October 17, 2019, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology unanimously approved the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act (H.R.
TSCA/FIFRA/TRIEDF Reports That EPA Has “Muzzled” SACC: The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) published a September 16, 2019, blog item entitled “EPA’s latest move to deflect criticism of its TSCA risk evaluations: Muzzle its science advisors.” EDF notes that it has opposed a number of recent decisions made by the U.S.
Supreme Return.The Supreme Court of the United States kicked off its 2019 term this week with a few blockbuster oral arguments. On October 9, 2019, the Court heard oral argument in three cases concerning whether gender identity and sexual orientation are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Nonnie L. Shivers has the details.
On October 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its long-awaited proposed revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule—the first major revision since the rule was promulgated in 1991.
OSHA is proposing to revise the standards for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds in the construction and shipyards industries.
The SHIELD Act will impose substantial new obligations on any employer with an employee residing in New York State, as well as on many employers across the country that conduct online hiring.Takeaways:
What We DoStrategic Research Action PlanHuman Health Risk Assessment Strategic Research Action Plan 2016-2019The Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (HERA) Program at EPA is focused on advancing the understanding of the effects that exposure to pollutants have on key biological, chemical, and physical processes that affect human health.
There’s good news and bad news about Dangerous Goods training for shipping lithium batteries. First, the good news: it can be relatively easy to learn how to ship one single kind of lithium battery, in one single configuration that never changes by one single mode of transport, in one single type of packaging, to one single destination, using one single carrier. For example, all you ship are iPads. The battery can’t be shipped loose; it’s always installed. And you only ship by one mode of transport. That training can probably be done in an hour or so.
By Abdul H. Khalid, Ph.D., CHMM, RPIH Recently, the New Zealand's Environmental Protection Authority (“EPA”) has proposed consulting plans to phase out the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in Firefighting Chemicals while amending the Fire Fighting Chemicals Group Standard of 2017.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on September 20, 2019, that it will extend the public comment period for its proposed rule intended to reduce exposures to certain chemicals that are persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT). 84 Fed. Reg. 36728.