PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have been under scrutiny on both sides of the Capitol in recent months, and the Senate made significant headway in late June in reaching consensus on PFAS legislation. Following two hearings in the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee this spring, a package was unveiled and quickly considered in Committee on June 19. Championed by EPW Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE), and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), S.
On June 28, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed its response to the non-governmental organizations’ (NGO) supplemental brief in a case challenging EPA’s prioritization and risk evaluation rules. Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families v. EPA, No.
On July 9, 2019, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE, formerly the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP)) issued a notice of public consultation on the draft revision to the “Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances” (MEP Order No. 7).
Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of July 1 – 5, 2019. SEE: https://www.natlawreview.com/article/weekly-irs-roundup-july-1-5-2019
Last month marked the 50-year anniversary of one of the more infamous and impactful environmental disasters to occur in the United States.
By Abdul H. Khalid, PhD, CHMM, RPIHWhat do you know about an emergency telephone number given in a Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) of a hazardous materials supply chain worldwide?European Union (EU) requires emergency telephone numbers in the Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) globally, as referenced in the Global Harmonization System (GHS) of the Classification, Labeling, and Packaging (CLP); the EU CLP Regulations.Emergency contact or telephone number in the SDSs is required by the manufactures, producer, importers, suppliers or distributors in the section one (1) of the SDSs.
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.
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.