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  • TSCA: EPA releases proposed chemical risk evaluation process under new TSCA

    On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a process for conducting risk evaluations to determine whether a chemical substance presents an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment, including an unreasonable risk to a potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation, under the conditions of use. 82 Fed, Reg. 7562. The process would not consider ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Extension Of Comment Period On SCP Draft Alternatives Analysis Guide

    On December 22, 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced that the public comment period for the draft Alternatives Analysis (AA) Guide for the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program has been extended to February 3, 2017. The guide, which was released on December 19, 2016, aims to help ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA releases long-awaited final report on hydraulic fracturing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in December its long-awaited final report on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources in the United States. The report provides a synthesis of information on impacts of ...

  • OMNETRIC Group Releases Research on Prospects for Community Energy Within The New Energy Economy

    OMNETRIC Group has found that across Europe and the US, communities have a growing appetite and competence for managing their own energy distribution, in a trend coined "Community Energy", as detailed in a new research whitepaper released today. The company is urging utilities to respond to the interest from community energy leaders and apply reciprocal effort if the community energy economy is ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • UNEP Report Calls For Stronger Policies To Limit Climate Change

    On November 3, 2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the seventh UNEP Environment Emissions Gap Report, presenting a scientific assessment of global progress towards emissions reductions created by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The report found that if all Paris Agreement ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EnviroSim Releases BioWin 5.1

    Building on the successful history of the BioWin line, BioWin 5.1 continues to provide rigorous mathematical models for wastewater treatment plant process simulation. The primary focus of this release has been to improve both steady state and dynamic simulation speed, particularly for (a) large flowsheets incorporating many elements; and (b) systems incorporating biofilm elements (e.g. ...


    By EnviroSim Associates Ltd.

  • BIO Releases Report On Advancing The Biobased Economy

    On September 7, 2016, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released the report "Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and Beyond." This report documents substantial growth in the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Framework for STEPP initiative released

    In July, the National Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) initiative crossed a milestone with the release of a document that provides recommendations on potential program design components. The document, Framework for a National Testing and Evaluation Program Based Upon the National Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) Initiative ...

  • APG Announces New Online Configurator for FLX Hazardous Location Multi-Point Level Switch

    Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) announces a new online configurator for the FLX Series Hazardous Location Multi-Point Level Switch. The FLX configurator allows customers to fully configure an FLX level switch online, with a complete APG model number, and view the list price. Customers can also view and print a specification page without logging in. Customers with accounts can log in to ...

  • New Boiler Safety Report Released

    Our team of experts has been hard at work and has just released a new report detailing How to Maximize Boiler Performance.  Below is a brief synopsis of the report, but the full edition can be found here and, with our permission, may be used as a white paper resource.       ...

  • Carbon Monoxide Hazards and Boats Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses carbon monoxide hazards that may exist on some boats.  “The U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division states that every boater should be aware of the risks associated with carbon monoxide - what it is; ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • VOC release from WPC: a new PTR-TOFMS application

    In the quest for new alternatives for crude oil based materials such as plastics, WPCs (Wood-plastic composites) seem to be suitable materials, used in buildings and in the automobiles production. WPC are natural fibre composites with properties of both plastic and wood. It is estimated that the production of WPCs will experience an annual growth of 14% between 2014 and 2019 according to a study ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • AWWA announces release of Advanced Oxidation Handbook

    The American Water Works Association has released a new publication, Advanced Oxidation Handbook. Water operators are obligated to provide treatment for a wide-range of regulated and emerging contaminants to keep the public’s drinking water safe for consumption. That responsibility has ...

  • Reduce disposal costs by using the right treatment method on release agents

    Release agents are essential additives for producing high-quality castings in the die-casting process. They make sure that the casting can be easily extracted from the mould. The used release agents that are dissolved in operational wastewater from the foundry must not be introduced into the public sewerage system and usually need to be disposed of at a high cost. The alternative to disposal is ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • ADMS workshop in Shanghai, 4-5 May 2016

    CERC’s Managing Director Dr. David Carruthers gave keynote presentations at the two day Urban Transport Pollution and ADMS User Group Workshop in Shanghai 4-5 May 2016. This workshop was jointly hosted by the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering of Fudan University and the Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences. During the workshop, the new version of ADMS-Urban/ADMS-EIA ...

  • SMA Releases Rapid Shutdown System for Residential PV Applications

    SMA’s much-anticipated Rapid Shutdown System is now available for immediate shipping to the North American residential PV market. Engineered for use with SMA’s Sunny Boy inverter line with Secure Power Supply—including the new ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • InfoWater MSX V12 Releases Latest Advances in Turbidity Modeling

    In its ongoing quest to equip the global water industry with the world’s most powerful and comprehensive GIS-centric infrastructure modeling and management solutions, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the worldwide availability of the V12 Generation of ...


    By Innovyze

  • A lower limit for future climate emissions

    A new study finds that the greenhouse gas emissions that the world can emit in order to limit climate change to less than 2°C are severely limited, lending further urgency to the need to address climate change. Researchers from, among others, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and IIASA see a limit to future greenhouse gas emissions - or carbon budget - of 590-1240 billion tons ...

  • EPA Announces 2014 Toxics Release Inventory Report

    In 2014, 84% of the 25 billion pounds of toxic chemical waste managed at the nation's industrial facilities was not released into the environment due to the use of preferred waste management practices like recycling, energy recovery and treatment, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report. The remaining 16% was released to the air, ...

  • JRC-IRMM releases CRMs for trace elements in plastics

    JRC-IRMM released two new certified reference materials to be used by laboratories world-wide to ensure the quality of their tests of plastics for the presence of toxic trace elements. Such testing is required to implement EU legislation which limits certain toxic elements in electric and electronic equipment (Directive 2011/65/EU, "RoHS 2"), packaging material (Directive 94/62/EC) and old ...

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