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Chemical Makers, Energy Companies Tell EPA Not to Mandate Fracking Fluid Disclosure

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 25, 2014)

Chemical makers and energy companies have told the Environmental Protection Agency there is no need for it to require them to report information about the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing fluids. “The American Petroleum Institute does not think that this Toxic Substances Control Act rulemaking is necessary in light of the extensive ...

Gas drillers draw less water, but concerns linger

by Associated Press  (Sep. 27, 2014)

The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers there are drawing less freshwater than in the past. Water use by the natural gas industry in the Susquehanna River Basin peaked at about 3.8 billion gallons in 2011 and that figure declined to about 3.1 billion gallons in ...

California and UC Berkeley win $335,000 in U.S. EPA grants to help students and businesses use green technology to design safer consumer products

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 15, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $335,000 to the University of California Berkeley and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for projects to help businesses and manufacturers reduce hazardous chemicals in consumer products and to train a new generation of engineers, chemists, and product designers to ...

Shale gas: independent planning is key to reducing environmental impacts of fracking

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 4, 2014)

Funding for scientists, planners and inspectors should be available before any shale gas development begins, a new review recommends. As revenue for such staff is often provided by the development itself, planning, which is vital to provide immediate environmental protection as well as monitoring long-term impacts, is neglected. The researchers ...

EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Toxic Site in Newfield, New Jersey

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 30, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a plan to address soil, sediment and surface water that is contaminated with hexavalent chromium and heavy metals by past industrial operations at the Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. site in Newfield and Vineland, New Jersey. The EPA is requiring a combination of cleanup measures at portions ...

Spray Drift and Volatilization: Issues to Navigate Carefully as EPA Develops Registration Review Decisions

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Spray drift and volatilization issues increasingly are significant issues in pesticide product risk assessments. Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued drafts of key guidance documents, which focused on issues that were key in the chlorpyrifos petition response, and more recently, at least one registration review ...

Spray Drift and Volatilization: Issues to Navigate Carefully as EPA Develops Registration Review Decisions

by The Acta Group  (Sep. 17, 2014)

Spray drift and volatilization issues increasingly are significant issues in pesticide product risk assessments. Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued drafts of key guidance documents, which focused on issues that were key in the chlorpyrifos petition response, and more recently, at least one registration review ...

Feds to resume leasing for fracking in California

by Associated Press  (Aug. 28, 2014)

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling techniques, the agency said Thursday. The move will end a halt that has stood since a federal judge ruled in 2013 that the federal agency ...

Spatial Assessment and Ranking Of Relevant Environmental Contaminants

by Science for Environment Policy - European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service  (May 22, 2014)

A risk-based tool built using multi-criteria decision analysis has been developed to rank environmental contaminants, giving each a level of concern. It can be used by decisionmakers to prioritise areas for further assessments, based on expected human health impacts.  The range of toxic substances and the types of diseases they could lead to ...

Proposed rules on chemicals of concern, chemical identity pulled from OMB Review

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 9, 2013)

The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have established a chemicals of concern list and another proposed rule that would have required manufacturers to disclose the identity of chemicals they would like to make or sell in the United States. EPA withdrew the proposed rules from the Office of Management and ...

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