Entries by Verdant Law

TSCA Inventory Reset Deadline Is Approaching

The TSCA Inventory Reset process is designed to identify which listed chemical substances are and which are not actively used in commerce. Substances identified as “in commerce” will be placed on the “Active Inventory.” Substances not currently in commerce will be placed on the “Inactive Inventory.” Companies will not be able to lawfully manufacture, import, […]

EPA Rescinds MACT “Once In Always In” Policy

In late January, EPA issued a guidance memorandum rescinding the agency’s prior policy that once a source becomes a major source subject to a maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), it cannot be reclassified later as an area source not subject to MACT. The prior policy, […]

Safer Consumer Products Schedules Public Hearing on its Proposal to List Paint or Varnish Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride as a Priority Product

A public hearing on California’s Safer Consumer Product’s third proposed Priority Product regulation will be held on January 8, 2018. The hearing will begin at 1:00 PM in the Sierra Hearing Room at the CalEPA Building, located at 1001 “I” Street, Sacramento, California, and remain open until 5:00 PM or until no attendees present testimony, […]

EPA Offers Free Training On the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) will hold a free full-day workshop on the 2016 Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Final Rule. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in Arlington, VA, from 8:30 to 3:00 PM. The workshop will cover all the major provisions of the rule, looking at regulatory […]

OEHHA Amends Proposition 65 Clear and Reasonable Warning Regulations

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) received numerous inquiries related to the interpretation and application of several provisions of the August 2016 amendments to the Article 6 Clear and Reasonable Warnings regulations. OEHHA determined that clarification of certain provisions of the new regulations “would be beneficial to the regulated community.” As such, on […]

EPA Determines to Update to Standards for “Small Manufacturers and Processors” for TSCA Reporting

On November 30, 2017, EPA published a final determination, as required under the amended TSCA, that an update is warranted to the size standards for small manufacturers and processors currently used to determine which small businesses are exempt from reporting regulations under TSCA Section 8(a).  EPA’s determination was made after reviewing public comments and consulting […]

EPA Enforces RICE Rule at Sand and Gravel Operation

A Massachusetts sand and gravel company, Kimball Sand, has agreed in a settlement with EPA to conduct opacity testing at one of its operations and to replace three stationary engines with newer, cleaner engines. The company also paid a penalty of $120,000 for violations of the applicable new source performance standard (opacity) and the air […]

EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Identifying Potential Candidates for Prioritization for Risk Evaluation

EPA is holding two meetings in December to discuss ongoing implementation activities under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, which amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). On December 11, 2017 EPA is holding the second public meeting on possible approaches for identifying potential candidate chemicals for EPA’s prioritization process under TSCA. The meeting will […]

EPA to Hold Public Meeting on New Chemicals Review program

EPA is holding two meetings in December to discuss ongoing implementation activities under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, which amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). On December 6, 2017, EPA is holding the first public meeting on new chemicals. The first meeting is to update and engage with the public on the Agency’s progress […]