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IHMM Issues Media Kit

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 09:40

The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management has issued its first media kit. With more than 800,000 shipments of hazardous materials occurring in the US daily, fortunately accidents are rare. However, when they occur the media needs access to experts who can professionally address what has happened and what it means to viewers, listeners and readers. IHMM will place the very best communicators at the disposal of the news media when an accident occurs.

Final Action on Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances Spill Prevention

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 11:00

On August 22, 2019, EPA's Administrator signed a final action to establish no new regulatory requirements under the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 311(j)(1)(C) authority for CWA hazardous substances (HS) discharge prevention and containment.This final action complies with a Consent Decree addressing CWA section 311(j)(1)(C) and is based on public comment regarding EPA's proposed approach.Pre-publication version of the final rule: Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances Spi

EPA Draft Risk Evaluation for 1-BP Finds Unreasonable Risks to Workers, Occupational Non-Users, Consumers, and Bystanders under Certain Specific Uses

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:49

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on August 9, 2019, the draft risk evaluation for 1-bromopropane (1-BP), the fourth of the first ten chemicals undergoing risk evaluation under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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