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  • U.S. EPA makes available data on compliance with hazardous waste, air regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new information on EPA and state enforcement of hazardous waste and air regulations.  In addition, the EPA posted data that allows the public, for the first time, to compare toxic releases with compliance data from facilities.  This is part of EPA’s ongoing commitment to increase transparency and promote the public’s right to know by ...

  • EPA issues California Toxics inventory data (CA)

    Toxics managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in California decreased 14 percent in 2009 when compared to 2008, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 6 million pound decline reflects reported decreases in air, water, and land disposals, releases and off-site transfers. The data comes from the EPA’s ...

  • EPA issues California toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in California increased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, ...

  • EPA issues CNMI toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in CNMI decreased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, providing ...

  • EPA issues Nevada Toxics inventory data (NV)

    Toxics managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Nevada decreased 8 percent in 2009 when compared to 2008, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 16 million pound decline reflects reported decreases in air, water, and land disposals. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly ...

  • EPA issues Guam toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Guam increased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, providing ...

  • EPA issues Nevada toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Nevada increased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, ...

  • EPA issues Arizona toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Arizona increased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, ...

  • EPA issues Arizona Toxics inventory data (AZ)

    Toxics managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Arizona decreased 36 percent in 2009 when compared to 2008, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 34 million pound decline reflects reported decreases in air, water, and land disposals, releases and off-site transfers. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics ...

  • EPA issues Hawaii toxics inventory data for 2010

    Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Hawaii decreased in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory, commonly referred to as TRI. It’s one of the EPA’s largest publicly available databases, ...

  • EPA updates national air toxics assessment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the fourth update of a computer tool that helps federal, state, local governments and other stakeholders better understand the potential health risks from exposure to air toxics. The National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) contains 2005 emissions data submitted primarily from the states for 178 pollutants. Models are used to make broad ...

  • EPA Focuses Local Air Agencies Efforts on Controllable Air Pollution

    EPA is establishing procedures that will help local air agencies identify and evaluate air quality data that may have been affected by an exceptional event such as an unplanned fire or destructive storm.  Identifying exceptional events will protect the public health by allowing local air agencies to focus their efforts on air pollution emissions that can be controlled. This final rule ...

  • EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released to Land, Air and Water in Puerto Rico Data Shows Downward Trend

    The annual U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report on the amount of toxic chemicals released to the land, air and water by industrial facilities in Puerto Rico in 2012 showed an overall decrease over the previous year’s data. The Toxics Release Inventory report issued today by the EPA covers 108 Puerto Rico facilities that are required to report their releases to the Agency. Total ...

  • EPA Releases Air Data from Hillcrest Industries Fire; Agency Creates New Web Page to Post Information

    Buffalo, N.Y. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finished its evaluation of data from samples taken at the Hillcrest Industries site and surrounding community to measure for volatile organic compounds in the air. At EPA’s request, the data was also evaluated by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an agency that advises EPA on health issues. The data and a map of ...

  • EPA Seeks Data Review to Assess Remaining Air Toxics Risks from 22 Industry Sectors

    Washington, D.C. - EPA is soliciting public comment on data the agency intends to use in analyzing risks from air toxics emitted from 22 industrial sectors. EPA will use the data to conduct risk analyses to determine if additional standards are needed to address remaining risks from the 22 sectors. In addition, EPA will perform a technology review for each sector. The agency seeks comment on ...

  • EPA, Texas reach deal on clean air plan

    Federal and state environmental officials said Wednesday that they've reached an agreement on portions of the Texas clean air plan that for years have been points of contention. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the conditional agreement on state permits will allow some operating ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA strengthens air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a new national air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). This new one-hour standard will protect millions of Americans from peak short-term exposures, which primarily occur near major roads. Short-term exposures to NO2 have been linked to impaired lung function and increased respiratory infections, especially in people with asthma. ...

  • Proposed EPA air toxics standards for PVC production

    On April 15, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to update emissions limits for air toxics from polyvinyl chloride production (PVC production). The proposal requires facilities that produce PVC to reduce emissions of harmful toxic airemissions, improving air quality, and protecting public health in communities where these facilities are located. Exposure to toxic air ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • EPA names priority schools for monitoring outdoor air

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the list of schools that will undergo outdoor air monitoring. EPA and state and local agencies together monitor air toxics around 62 schools in 22 states that, according to EPA, are located nearindustrial facilities or in urban areas. EPA states that it identified these schools for monitoring based on information that raised questions ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA and LDEQ Raise Awareness of Importance of Air Quality

    Today, representatives from the US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator (EPA) and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) came together to raise awareness of the importance of air quality for people’s health. EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry and LDEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch spoke about ozone and its effects on air quality and people’s health as part of Air ...

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