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  • EPA releases formerly confidential chemical information

    As part of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s commitment to enhance the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s chemicals management program and increase transparency, the agency is making available to the public hundreds of studies on chemicals that had been treated as confidential business information (CBI). The move is part of EPA's plan to make public the chemicals that are not ...

  • EPA Toxics Release Inventory Report provides Northwest residents with information on chemical releases

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published the 2011 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, providing information to communities about chemical releases to air, water and land across the nation. Hundreds of facilities in Washington, Oregon and Idaho are required to report information on toxic chemical releases. In Washington, 316 facilities reported 19 million pounds of ...

  • EPA Toxics Release Inventory Report provides Alaska residents with information on chemical releases

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published the 2011 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, providing information to communities about chemical releases to air, water and land across the nation. Due to extensive metal mining activity and the permitted disposal of large volumes of regulated mining waste , Alaska had the highest TRI releases in the nation and had a 25 percent ...

  • Toxic chemical releases declining

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its annual national analysis of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), providing all Americans vital information about their communities. The TRI program publishes information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Chemical Release Data Available

    EPA Sets New Early Record for Releasing Data to Communities Nationally Washington, D.C. - EPA's Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is available this year earlier than ever before for local communities and national analysis. Facility-specific data was released last September and the full national data released today. 'EPA is getting quality data out to the public faster through ...

  • US EPA publishes online information about chemical releases to air, water and land

    Information on the 2006 reporting year is now available as part of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) database. This marks the earliest release of the data in the 20-year history of the program. Improvements in electronic reporting and data processing have made this possible. Nationwide chemical releases into the environment are down by two percent from 2005. “Citizens have information about ...

  • TSCA Reset: EPA Releases Initial 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Information

    TSCA Reset Update: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released the initial non-confidential CDR data from the 2016 reporting. Once confidential business information (CBI) claims have been reviewed (in fiscal year 2018), it is expected that additional data will be released. ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • EPA Releases Chemical Screening Data on 1,800 Chemicals

    “EPA’s use of cost effective advanced chemical screening techniques has transformed this country’s knowledge of the safety of almost 2,000 chemicals currently in use,” said Lek Kadeli, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development. “Today’s release marks an important milestone in communicating and improving our understanding ...

  • EPA Releases Chemical Screening Data on 1,800 Chemicals

    “EPA’s use of cost effective advanced chemical screening techniques has transformed this country’s knowledge of the safety of almost 2,000 chemicals currently in use,” said Lek Kadeli, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development. “Today’s release marks an important milestone in communicating and improving our understanding ...

  • ETUC releases list of priority chemicals

    On 31 March, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) released their priority list of chemicals to be authorised under the European Union's chemicals legislation REACH. This list includes 306 substances that ETUC wishes to be placed on the candidate list of substances of very high concern, showing the organisation's commitment to a strong implementation of REACH. ETUC is among the first ...

  • EPA Increases Access to Chemical Information

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted additional data and added new functions to ChemView, EPA’s publicly-accessible, one-stop online tool to find information for chemicals regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). “In the absence of TSCA reform, EPA is moving ahead to improve access to chemical health and safety information, and increase the ...

  • NCEC release summary of Poison Centre information

    NCEC are pleased to provide our customers and other organisations with a summary of the latest information related to EU Poison Centres. Although there is summary information on the ECHA website we have found this to be out-of-date in many instances and also not detailing the full picture i.e. whether pre-registration is required and how the Poison Centres number can be used. ...

  • EPA Releases List of High-Volume Chemicals

    (Washington, DC) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the first set of Hazard Characterizations on 101 High Production Volume (HPV) chemicals. These characterizations are based on EPA’s scientific review of the screening-level hazard, or toxicity, data that was submitted by the U.S. chemical industry through EPA’s HPV Challenge Program or other information previously collected by ...

  • EPA Releases List of EDSP Universe of Chemicals

    On November 27, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a document entitled The EDSP Universe of Chemicals and General Validation Principles, as well as the list of approximately 10,000 chemicals. According to EPA, the document is a supplement to the June 2012 EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan, which EPA intends to provide strategic guidance and outline critical activities ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Releases List of EDSP Universe of Chemicals

    On November 27, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a document entitled The EDSP Universe of Chemicals and General Validation Principles, as well as the list of approximately 10,000 chemicals. According to EPA, the document is a supplement to the June 2012 EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan, which EPA intends to provide strategic guidance and outline critical ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA issues latest information on toxic chemical releases - highlights for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (AK, ID, OR, WA)

    Today EPA released the 2009 Toxics Release Inventory National Data Analysis. The 2009 data reports how TRI chemicals were managed, where they ended up, and how 2009 releases compare to 2008. Below are the highlights for EPA Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington): Nationally TRI releases decreased by 12 percent between 2008 and 2009. TRI releases decreased in three of the four ...

  • EPA planning to release more chemical action plans

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is preparing action plans for nonylphenol/nonylphenol ethoxylate (NP/NPE), hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), siloxanes, and diisocyanates. EPA is also preparing final action plans for the chemicals remaining on EPA's initial list -- bisphenol A and benzidine dyes. EPA chose the chemicals based on a range of criteria, including ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chlorine release at plant leads to chemical hazards charges

    OSHA has cited Infineum USA L.P. for 22 workplace safety violations, including exposing employees to chemical hazards, at the company"s facility in Linden, N.J. Proposed penalties total $88,500. The agency initiated its inspection on Nov. 24, 2009, in response to a complaint related to a chlorine release at the facility. As a result of the inspection, the company has received citations for ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • U.S. Army Accused of Hiding Chemical Weapons Information

    BEREA, Kentucky, October 23, 2007 (ENS) - Citizen groups trying to stop the U.S. Army from shipping waste from deadly VX nerve agent from Indiana across eight states to Port Arthur, Texas say sources who wish to remain anonymous told the groups that the Army had withheld crucial information from the public and a federal judge during a hearing on the shipments last July. Based ...

  • Two Kentucky Train Wrecks Release Hazardous Chemicals

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (ENS) - In the second fiery train crash in Kentucky in two days, a number of train cars, at least three carrying liquid propane gas, derailed and exploded south of Louisville this morning. The explosion closed Interstate 65 in both directions for 18 miles and forced evacuations of homes, businesses and a school, Kentucky officials said. The Bullitt County ...

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