Environmental Protection Agency Articles

  • The importance of scientific peer review at SETAC

    Peer review is a centuries‐old tradition in the scientific community, and one of the most important activities undertaken by scientific publications. The thoughtful and critical examination by peers of a scientist's technical work is central to the advancement of science. National agencies and international organizations such as the US Environmental Protection Agency, UK Environment Agency, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • How the Elections Could Impact the EPA

    The dramatic decline in the number of elected Democrats, especially the loss of the majority in the House of Representatives, will make for some significant differences in the prospects for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, legislative proposals and general ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Takes Unprecedented Action

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on December 30, 2009, issued a breathtaking series of action plans on “Risk List” chemicals that will shape future legislative proposals which industry will need to participate in and ...


    By Acta Group

  • The Nuances of 'Nano' in Pesticide Products

    On June 17, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a much-anticipated notice describing possible approaches for obtaining information on the potential presence of nanoscale materials in registered pesticide products.  EPA has repeatedly, and legitimately, expressed its need for information relating to the existence of nanoscale materials in the composition of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Washington: Safe for Humans?

    Hundreds of U.S. businesses have already received in the mail test orders issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for initial endocrine screening under the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). Hundreds more will receive orders later this year. How recipients respond to an EDSP test order can present challenging issues. This article explains ...


    By Acta Group

  • Climate change law and litigation in the aftermath of Massachusetts v. EPA

    The case of Massachusetts v. EPA, decided in April 2007 by the U.S. Supreme Court, may be the most important case in the history of environmental law. The author says the Environmental Protection Agency's air program personnel are now straining to grapple with new, enormously consequential legal and policy questions in the aftermath of this ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Countermeasures against air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in Shanxi Province

    This paper describes how the Shanxi Environmental Protection Agency and SINTEF have acted on the recommendations of a joint study by UNEP and the National Environmental Protection Agency of PR China (NEPA) to implement the following cooperation programme: to establish the Shanxi Centre for Energy and Environment; to develop a masterplan against air pollution in Shanxi province; and to initiate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • All Appropriate Inquiry and Brownfields Redevelopment

    On the heels of the 2002 Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, Congress directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promulgate a regulation to conduct all appropriate inquiry (AAI) for the newly expanded federal landowner liability protections. With EPA’s AAI regulation now final, what impact will the new rule have on brownfields ...

  • EPA to issue delay of effective dates final rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled a final rule to be published on on January 26, 2017, which will temporarily delay the effective date of certain regulations until March 21, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA IUR Revisions Poses Challenges for Firms

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule (IUR), the consultation on which closes in October. Lynn L. Bergeson explains why domestic chemical manufacturers and importers must be aware of the proposal and prepare for its ...


    By Acta Group

  • Richard E. Engler, Ph.D, Quoted In Bloomberg Environment Article “Trade Secrets Safe Under EPA Science Proposal, Attorneys Say”

    On May 29, 2018, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), was quoted by Bloomberg Environment regarding a proposed rule that would require scientific data be sufficiently available to the public so that interested parties could understand how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached its conclusions. “[D]ecisions the EPA ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Disclosure Protection May Narrow

    A business’ ability to claim information as confidential when submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon be at risk, based on several EPA initiatives rolled out over the past year. As Congress gears up for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) legislative reform, stakeholders are preparing for changes in the scope of confidential business information (CBI) protection ...


    By Acta Group

  • Approaches to Reducing Mercury in North America

    This article provides a summary of the Environmental Protection Agencys role in reducing anthropogenic sources of mercury. These efforts are expected to substantially reduce both mercury releases and exposure. EPA is aware that mercury in the environment is complex and that it must work with programs in other federal agencies, state and local governments that address the mercury problem as well ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • A Decade of Environmental Progress

    Times change, and so has the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Our overall goal is the same clean air, clean water, clean land. But we're a different agency than we were 10 years ago. A new emphasis on innovation has changed the way we think and operate, leading to real environmental improvements and real reductions in costs. Regulatory programs are still the essential core of our ...

  • Browner`s Legacy, Whitman`s Challenge: An Overview (PDF)

    Forrner U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Adrninistrator Carol Browner has always elicited a strong response. Whatever reaction she evokes, however, one tbing is certain: Carol Browner will long be rernembered. In her eight years as top protector of the environment, Browner was on the cutting edge of difficult, precedentsetting issues affecting a dazzling array of cornplex health, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • What is the carbon reduction commitment?

    The UK Carbon Reduction Commitment is a British based initiative, which is anticipated to provide a model for the rest of the world. The US Environmental Protection Agency announced shortly after introduction by the UK Department that they plan to introduce a similar scheme. The UK Carbon Reduction Commitment may sound fairly innocuous yet it represents legislation with some fairly significant ...


    By Accruent

  • TSCA AND NANOSCALE MATERIALS UPDATE

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued on May 10, 2005, notice of its much anticipated stakeholder meeting on nanotechnology, which occurred on June 23, 2005, in Washington, D.C. The public meeting, which was well-attended, was convened to “discuss a potential voluntary pilot program for certain nanoscale materials and the information needed to adequately inform the conduct of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • SCPA Delays Could Impact Industry

    In response to concerns expressed by diverse stakeholders over the final draft of its Safer Consumer Product Alternatives (SCPA) regulations, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has delayed implementation of the regulations, which focus on chemicals and chemical ingredients in consumer products. The net effect of this recent development on the regulation of chemical ...


    By Acta Group

  • Soy Oil ‘Walls’ Win Against Perchlorate, Texas Military Facility Gets EPA, State OK for Reuse

    “The successful remediation of more than 50 years of contamination—including perchlorate—earned a 9,700-acre U. S. Navy facility the “Ready for Reuse” (RFR) Determination by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). One hero of this accomplishment is the soybean, or to be more precise its derivative, soy oil (EOS), which cleaned up ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Efficacy of “Green” Cleaning Products with Respect To Common Respiratory Viruses and Mold Growth

    Some disinfectants have been demonstrated to be effective against surface mold growth and/or viruses responsible for the spread of common respiratory infections. Antimicrobial efficacy of green cleaning products has generally not been established in these areas. In this survey, the author found that out of 27 products approved by Green Seal as hard surface cleaners, 26 do not claim antimicrobial ...

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