right-to-know Articles

  • EPA Seeks to Lift Stay

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed lifting its 1994 administrative stay of Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Section 313 reporting requirements for hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Following is an explanation of why some are concerned, why EPA proposed lifting the stay, and why reporting may be unnecessary in the first ...


    By Acta Group

  • Legal Lookout: HPV Challenge Program: EPA Goes After Orphan

    EPA recently posted on its Chemical Right-to-Know website a new policy, entitled Policy Regarding Acceptance of New Commitments to the High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program, available at www.epa.gov/chemrtk/hpvpolcy.pdf. The policy outlines how companies can commit to sponsor any of the remaining so-called “orphan chemicals,” which include the 300 chemicals that are currently unsponsored ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Is more information always better? An analysis applied to information-based policies for environmental protection

    Environmental policy has intensively focused on information-based instruments that seek to change agents' behaviour through information provision. This information provision is generally considered as likely to ultimately improve environmental quality. We suggest a new and complementary way to consider information-based instruments. We formalise the insight that information provision differs from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lean and Green: How Production Efficiency Aids the Environment (PDF)

    U.S. EPA has been preaching the gospel of “less is better” for years. The agency has been saying this through the law,policy and practice of pollution prevention. EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) is chargedwith administering, among other statutes, the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA), which reflects Congress’commitment to reduce or minimize pollution at the source ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • US developments in the regulation of chemicals, pesticides and occupational safety

    The US Environmental Protection Agency released the 2006 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data back in February. The TRI, created under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), requires certain facilities to report annually on their chemical releases and other waste management activities to EPA and the states. In addition, the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Accounting and Reporting in Advance of this Year's Toxic Release Inventory Reports

    As environmental personnel gear up for the suite of annual reports due each year, 2013 brings an important change to the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) report. Beginning with the TRI report due July 1, 2013, releases of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a colorless, flammable, gas with a characteristic “rotten ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • June 2005 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

  • Lynn L. Bergeson Named One of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C.

    Washington D.C. May 1, 2018:  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson has been named one of the “Top 50:  2018 Women Super ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Halliburton`s streamlined chemical tracking process cuts costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars

    Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the oil and gas industry, with more than 100,000 employees located at facilities in more than 120 countries. According to Halliburton's 2004 Corporate Sustainability Report, 'The company maintains Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) as a core value and provides support on HSE matters as they relate to our business ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Expanding TRI Section 313

    More companies need to make 313 reports come next year. On Nov. 26, 2010, EPA issued a final rule adding 16 chemicals to the list of chemicals subject to reporting under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and Section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990. Background EPCRA Section 313 requires facilities that manufacture, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EAP seeks to lift stay

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed lifting its 1994 administrative stay of Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Section 313 reporting requirements for hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Following is an explanation of why some are concerned, why EPA proposed lifting the stay, and why reporting may be unnecessary in the first place. How ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • More Changes Ahead for the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule

    More Changes Ahead for the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule U.S. EPA continues to work on the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Rule (MRR) that was codified at 40 CFR Part 98 on October 30, 2009 (74 FR 56260). So far ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Lynn L. Bergeson and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Contribute to ABA SEER’s The Year in Review 2016

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the publication of The Year in Review 2016:  Environment, Energy, and Resources Law by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER).  The Year in Review ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NCRA optimizes environmental performance and standardizes data and tasks - Case Study

    The open architecture and flexibility of the Enviance solution allowed NCRA to track a variety of environmental requirements without having to make extensive changes to its work processes. NCRA refines, transports, and stores crude oil and petroleum in the North Central region of the United States. The ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • HazCom Compliance: A critical component of a comprehensive SH&E compliance program

    Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) compliance has evolved significantly as: - it has become a part of a broader SH&E and supply chain compliance, effort; - the MSDS has evolved into a clearinghouse document for rege-lated material data that exceeds the scope of workplace safety; - technology has progressed rapid¬ly, providing automated solutions to collect, access, store, refresh ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • EPA Eyes Nonylphenol Ethoxylates

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expanded on June 12, 2018, the list of chemicals subject to reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The list now includes a category containing 13 nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE). NPEs are nonionic surfactants used in a variety of industrial applications and consumer products ...


    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 under ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Taking the Guesswork Out of Compliance: Software Management Tools Ease the Burden of Hazardous Chemical Regulations

    While government regulations regarding hazardous chemicals are necessary, they can be burdensome. But, software management packages are available to help ease the pain. And, users say they also prove to be time and money savers. The regulations Occupational Safety & Health Administration's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) regulations and the Environmental Protection Agency's SARA ...

  • Enginetics Aerospace Boosts Safety Data Management to Earn ISO 14001 Certification and Lower Operating Costs

    Product and worker safety have always been top priorities at Enginetics Aerospace Corporation. Founded in 1976, this Ohio-based company began as a small manufacturer of prototype parts. Today it is a leading provider of complex metal formed components and fabricated assemblies for the global aerospace industry, partnering with the US Department of Defense as well as commercial jet builders and ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Aerojet builds on tradition of EH&S performance and supports innovation in mobile waste data collection

    Aerojet, a GenCorp Inc. company, is a major space and defense contractor specializing in missile and space propulsion. Since its founding in 1942, Aerojet has been widely recognized as a leading force in the development of crucial technology and products that have protected America from potential enemies. In recent years, Aerojet has also played a leadership role in the implementation of ...


    By IHS Markit

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