epa regulation Articles

  • EPA Issues Final Rule Delaying Compliance Date for Human Subjects Policy by Six Months; Institutions May Utilize Three Burden-Reducing Provisions During the Delay

    On June 19, 2018, sixteen federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), issued a final rule delaying until January 21, 2019, the general compliance date for 2017 revisions to the policy governing studies with human subjects that are sponsored or utilized for regulatory purposes by the federal government (83 Fed. Reg. 28497).  These revisions to the human testing ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Considers How Best To Regulate Nanoscale Materials

    As the relentless pace of global investment in all things nano continues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has jumped into the murky regulatory waters, trying to decide how best to manage nanotechnology’s risks and benefits. In a May 10, 2005, Federal Register notice,1 EPA announced, in an understated way, its decision to convene a public meeting on “nanoscale materials.” The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA enforcement of the ozone depleting substance (ODS) regulations

    Is Your Organization Flirting With EPA Compliance Risk? The EPA Enforcement Office will issue fines for undocumented refrigerant gas usage as it relates to ozone depleting substances. Do you know how to mitigate this compliance risk? The phase-out program of refrigerant gas is now in full swing and facilities that use equipment requiring the use of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) are at risk for ...


    By Verisae

  • EPA Revises Minimum Risk Pesticide Exemption Regulations

    The final rule revising the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations governing the minimum risk pesticide exemption from pesticide registration requirements was published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2015. The revisions include codifying the inert ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Refrigerant leak detection is regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Refrigerant leak detection is a difficult task in some heating ventilation and air conditioning systems or refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Sometimes the most experienced technicians find difficulty discovering a leak, which may be hidden in a system component, in tubing or in an operating or safety control switch. Refrigerant leak detection is a hot topic, following the recently ...


    By Verisae

  • The Hammer Falls Again as U.S. EPA Proposes Revisions to `MACT Hammer` Regulations

    Until now, States have been left to interpret the applicability of section 112(j) with little input from U.S. EPA. Some States have adopted a “wait and see” approach and are waiting for U.S. EPA to weigh in on the issue. In the absence of any guidance, some States, such as Pennsylvania, have called for some sources to submit applications that meet the 112(j) requirements. The ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • EPA Regulations Raise the Bar for Industrial Air Quality Testing

    Far-reaching environmental legislation continues to change the way Americans live, work, and run their businesses. For the past ...

  • Obama’s Second Term: What Does It Mean for US EPA and the Regulated Community?

    President Obama won a decisive victory on November 6, 2012, and the forecast for the next four years is clearer now than it was pre-election. This Washington Watch column offers some preliminary observations on what lies ahead for domestic environmental management issues at the legislative and regulatory ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How TOC analysis relates to disinfection byproducts and the corresponding EPA regulations

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amended the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in 1996 to balance the risks presented by microbial pathogens and by-products from the disinfectant used to destroy these microbes. The byproducts, called Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs), form from the interaction of the naturally occurring organic matter (NOM) in a treatment plant’s source water and its ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Reducing Oil & Gas Methane Emissions: EPA Regulations & Data Collection

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently committed to very specific targets in the oil and gas sector. Their ambitious goal is to reduce methane emissions by 40-45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025. This target was reaffirmed ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Washington Watch - EPA Considers How Best To Regulate Nanoscale Materials

    As the relentless pace of global investment in all things nano continues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has jumped into the murky regulatory waters, trying to decide how best to manage nanotechnology’s risks and benefits. In a May 10, 2005, Federal Register notice,1 EPA announced, in an understated way, its decision to convene a public meeting on “nanoscale materials.” The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Suddenly greenhouse gas regulations

    FROM a whisper to a scream, from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds or less, whether you prefer music metaphors or car metaphors, all of a sudden it seems that regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) is about to descend upon us. My reading list on the plane today includes the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency GHG reporting requirements, a draft protocol from the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • EPA Clean Water Act: New Regulations re: `Waters of the United States`

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act… The rule will ensure protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by clarifying the scope of ‘‘waters of the United States’’ protected under the ...

  • EPA`s greenhouse gas proposal: a blueprint for federal regulation

    On the whole, EPA's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act is providing an opportunity to see the future of an upcoming era of climate change concerns mandating the regulation of energy efficiency. It also, the authors predict, will play a key role in the formulation of an era that likely will last for decades to come. While some have ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Paints Regulation in the US and GCC

    Keeping track of paints and coatings regulations in the US and the Middle East can prove to be a complex task The global paints and coatings industry generates upwards of $100bn in annual revenue by some estimates. In terms of production, the US is the global leader, with five of the world’s top ten manufacturers based there, according to coatingsworld.com: PPG Industries, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Are Universal Wastes DOT Regulated?

    The answer is yes, no, and maybe. Under the DOT regulations, hazardous wastes are regulated in all modes (ground, air, rail, vessel) of transportation. EPA has classified specific hazardous waste as Universal Waste to streamline the process and encourage recycling of these materials (see 40 CFR 273). EPA has specifically addressed the DOT requirements for these waste at ...

  • The shifting sands of GHG regulation

    So far this year, there have been significant developments on U.S. climate change policy, including movement toward mandatory reporting and regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the federal level via either a cap-and-trade program or possibly existing Clean Air Act mechanisms. While the specifics are still uncertain regarding how these regulatory developments and legislative actions ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The Difficulties With Attaining Compliance With Environmental Regulations

    If you are an environmental compliance manager today with college age children you are probably encouraging them to become dentists or orthodontists, and not to follow in your footsteps as an environmental compliance manager.  Arguably one of the toughest positions today is being responsible for managing environmental compliance at an ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Nano Regulation and the New U.S. Congress

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic Substances (OPPT) and Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) were both active with regard to nanoscale materials regulation and policy in 2010.  The new year is expected to see comparable activity. The big unknown is whether the change in leadership in the U.S. Congress' House of Representatives will slow ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Oil Storage Requirements of the SPCC Regulations

    ABSTRACTThe SPCC regulations entail numerous requirements for the storage of oil. The intent of this paper is to summarize several of the complex requirements associated with oil storage at a facility subject to the SPCC regulations. INTRODUCTIONThe Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations are far reaching requirements promulgated by the ...

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