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  • EPA publishes rule to improve reporting of chemical information

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is increasing the type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from chemical manufacturers, allowing the Agency to better identify and manage potential risks to Americans’ health and the environment. The improved rule, known as the chemical data reporting Rule (CDR), also requires that companies submit the information ...

  • Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure

    The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, the first major federal regulation of the controversial drilling technique that has sparked an ongoing boom in natural gas production but raised widespread concerns about possible groundwater contamination. A rule to take effect in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Proposed rules on chemicals of concern, chemical identity pulled from OMB Review

    The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have established a chemicals of concern list and another proposed rule that would have required manufacturers to disclose the identity of chemicals they would like to make or sell in the United States. EPA withdrew the proposed rules from the Office of Management and Budget, where they were under review, because the ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • BP Slide Rules

    International energy giants, BP have teamed up with IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) to publish two slide rules, designed to help with the estimation of foam application rates and thereby reduce the dangers of tank fires. Covering both metric (SI) and imperial units (US), the rules are ideal for tank designers, fire-fighters and fire brigade officers. The rules are part of BP and ...

  • Reality Bites: EPA Withdraws Two Draft Chemical Rules

    In an article published September 11, 2013, in Environmental Leader, Lynn L. Bergeson explored the implications of a recent EPA action: "The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently withdrew two draft regulations intended to enhance chemical oversight. Both initiatives had been languishing at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for years, long overstaying their customary (and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Reality Bites: EPA Withdraws Two Draft Chemical Rules

    In an article published September 11, 2013, in Environmental Leader, Lynn L. Bergeson explored the implications of a recent EPA action: "The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently withdrew two draft regulations intended to enhance chemical oversight. Both initiatives had been languishing at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for years, long overstaying their customary (and ...


    By Acta Group

  • Rules proposed to limit new uses of potentially harmful chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed that companies be required to report to EPA all new uses, including in domestic or imported products, of five groups of potentially harmful chemicals. Over the years, these chemicals have been used in a range of consumer products and industrial applications, including paints, printing inks, pigments and dyes in textiles, flame ...

  • EPA proposes rule to require electronic reporting for chemical information

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed rule to require electronic reporting for certain information submitted to the agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).The action is an important milestone in the agency’s effort to increase transparency and public access to chemical information in order to help Americans protect their health and ...

  • New produce safety rules aim to prevent illness outbreaks

    The Obama administration wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables. They also want the produce to be safe. Long-awaited rules announced by the Food and Drug Administration Friday are designed to help prevent large-scale, deadly outbreaks of foodborne illness like those linked to fresh spinach, cantaloupes, cucumbers and other foods over the last decade. That means making sure workers are ...


    By Associated Press

  • Chemical Safety Software releases EMS 4.0

    Chemical Safety Software has announced the release of version 4.0, of its industry-leading Environmental Management Systems (EMS) software.  Version 4.0 includes regulatory enhancements, multi-lingual capabilities and improved navigability. “All new releases are exciting, but 4.0 has some real game-changers,” said Robert Dunn, Director of Sales and Marketing at Chemical Safety.  “The ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Commission strengthens legislation on safety at European chemical plants

    The European Commission today presented draft legislation to strengthen rules on the control of major accident hazards involving chemicals. The revision of the so-called Seveso II Directive will align the legislation to changes in EU chemicals law and will clarify and update other provisions. This includes introducing stricter inspection standards and improving the level and quality of ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • OSHA Releases Final HCS Rule

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on March 20, 2012, that it has revised the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), aligning it with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final HCS rule will be implemented in various phases with full implementation by 2016 and, according to OSHA, will benefit ...


    By Acta Group

  • OSHA Releases Final HCS Rule

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on March 20, 2012, that it has revised the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), aligning it with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final HCS rule will be implemented in various phases with full implementation by 2016 and, according to OSHA, will benefit ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • TSCA Framework Rules Issued In Final

    Join Industry, Agency, and Consumer Stakeholders to Discuss Framework Rules and Other TSCA Implementation Topics at the  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group Issues Report Summarizing Progress on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security

    In April 2013, an explosion destroyed a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killing 15. In response to this and other recent catastrophic and fatal incidents at chemical facilities, President Obama on August 1, 2013, issued Executive Order ...


    By Acta Group

  • Chemical security

    The slow implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) in the USA as part of homeland security and anti-terrorism measures is leaving chemical plants vulnerable and putting at risk the safety of American citizens, according to research published in the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures. Maria Rooijakkers and Abdul-Akeem Sadiq of the School of Public and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group Issues Report Summarizing Progress on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security

    In April 2013, an explosion destroyed a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killing 15. In response to this and other recent catastrophic and fatal incidents at chemical facilities, President Obama on August 1, 2013, issued Executive Order ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • OSHA Issues Proposed Rule to Align the Hazard Communication Standard with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

    Yesterday the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule that would align the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The HCS requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate chemical hazards and provide information to subsequent users. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Won’t Issue Fourth Rule to Obtain Data on High Production Volume Chemicals

    The Environmental Protection Agency won't issue a fourth regulation requiring basic human health and environmental toxicity and physical-chemical data on high production volume (HPV) chemicals. Obtaining and reviewing basic physical-chemical data along with human health and environmental toxicity data on the high production volume chemicals is a lower priority than are other efforts, the agency ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

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