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On November 4, 2019, the U.S.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced two proposed regulations – one that applies to the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR) from electric utilities and one that revises a portion of the regulations (known as effluent guidelines) affecting wastewater management from steam electric power plants. Because these proposed rules may affect many of the same facilities, EPA coordinated their timing to promote transparency and regulatory certainty for the U.S.
For a refresher on what Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are and what Congressional action may mean for stakeholders, see the Greenberg Traurig E2 Law blog from earlier this year. As legislative days dwindle, Congress is in a full sprint to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (related blog post), among several other must-pass bills.
In the Biohazard Mitigation Industry, there are many conflicting points of view regarding thetraining and certification of those in the industry; therefore, on January 14, 2019, a letter went out to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asking for clarification. Does OSHA require employers to train employees who perform biohazard remediation according to the training requirements in 1910.120 HAZWOPER Standard?
The IHMM Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the CHMM candidates for the two CHMM vacancies that will occur on the IHMM Board of Directors in January, 2020.
By Abdul H. Khalid Ph.D., CHMM, RPIHLast week, the European Commission (EC) has adopted the 14th adaptation to technical progress (ATP) of the CLP Regulation (“Classification, Labeling, and Packaging") and included the controversial classification of inhalable powder forms of titanium dioxide (TiO2; CAS 13463-67-7) as a category 2 carcinogen.
The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) conducts a Job Task Analysis (JTA) to validate all certification examinations every five years, or more often if circumstances warrant. The job analysis identifies the performance areas and associated knowledge, tasks, skills and abilities relating to the credential.
On October 17, 2019, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology unanimously approved the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act (H.R.