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  • EPA Issues Draft OCSPP National Program Manager Guidance

    In June 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a draft Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) National Program Manager Guidance for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019, which sets forth the strategies and actions that EPA and its state and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Makes the Grade on Performance Report

    EPA yesterday released the Agency's Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2007. Among the report's FY 2007 performance highlights: Through EPA's Energy Star program, consumers saved more than $14 billion on their energy bills by purchasing more than 300 million energy-saving labeled products, constructing almost 200,000 Energy Star new homes, tracking and improving the energy ...

  • EPA reminds businesses to report spills

    As business and industry officials return to their facilities in the wake of Hurricane Ike, the EPA reminds them to report spills to the National Response Center. The Center is integral to these facilities' long-established procedures in response to natural disasters like hurricanes. The Center serves as the sole point of contact for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, and biological ...

  • NSWMA and SWANA comment on EPA greenhouse gas reporting

    In a joint letter to the US EPA, the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) commented on the agency’s draft mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting and its potential impact on municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. As the EPA proceeds with requirements identifying reporting sectors in this rulemaking process, NSWMA and SWANA ...

  • New EPA report reviews cruise ship discharges

    A final national report on cruise ship discharges will help EPA determine whether the existing State of Alaska discharge standards for sewage and graywater from cruise ships operating in Alaskan waters are adequate, or if more stringent standards are needed.  The Cruise Ship Discharge Assessment Report reviewed five waste streams from cruise ships: sewage, graywater, oily bilge water, solid ...

  • Irish EPA issues report on drinking water quality

    On January 24th the EPA released Provision and Quality of Drinking Water in Ireland: A Report for the Years 2006 – 2007. The report was based on the results of over 220,000 individual analyses of drinking water samples. This was the first report since the EPA was given new powers under the EC Drinking Water Regulations. These provide a greater level of consumer protection by requiring public ...

  • Cal/EPA applauds UC report on green chemistry

    Linda Adams, California’s Secretary for Environmental Protection issued the following statement on the report, “Green Chemistry: Cornerstone to a Sustainable California” issued by the University of California, The Centers for Occupation and Environmental Health: “The University of California’s green chemistry report supports and reinforces the significance of the state’s new environmental ...

  • EPA reports on clean water infrastructure needs

    A new report from the EPA estimates $202.5 billion is the nationwide capital investment needed to control wastewater pollution for up to a 20-year period. Delivered to Congress this week, the 2004 Clean Watersheds Needs Survey summarizes the results of the agency's 14th national survey on the needs of publicly owned wastewater treatment works. The estimate includes $134.4 billion for wastewater ...

  • EPA releases 2008 Report on the Environment Highlights

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its 2008 Report on the Environment Highlights, a valuable resource citizens can use to easily understand broad trends in the condition of the air, water, and land and related changes in human health and the environment in the United States. In the Pacific Southwest, state-wide measures have in many cases shown improvement, but these changes ...

  • EPA Releases Draft Formaldehyde Assessment Report

    EMSL Analytical provides formaldehyde and VOC testing services to ensure indoor environments are safe for building occupants. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 3rd, 2010 Earlier this week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a Toxicological Review of Formaldehyde-Inhalation Assessment for public viewing and comment.  According to the EPA website, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Delivers First National Estuary Condition Report

    Washington, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its first National Estuary Program Coastal Condition Report, which ranks the condition of ecological resources in the 28 estuaries of EPA's National Estuary Program (NEP). This report serves as a foundation for EPA's efforts to protect, manage and restore coastal ecosystems. 'As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ...

  • EPA releases U.S. greenhouse gas emissions report

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from the previous year. The trend is attributed to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with an expanding economy, and increased demand for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA issues report on U.S. climate change indicators

    Heat waves, storms, sea levels, glaciers, and wildlife migrations are just a few of the environmental indicators that show measurable signs of climate change.  A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report, Climate Change Indicators in the United States, looks at 24 key indicators that show how climate change impacts the health and environment of the nation's citizens. 'These indicators ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Will Suspend Next IUR Reporting Period

    According to a Federal Register notice scheduled for publication in the May 11, 2011, Federal Register, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) regulations by suspending the next IUR submission period, which would otherwise run from June 1, 2011, to September 30, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA administrator reinstates full TRI reporting requirements

    EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson signed a final rule to reinstate stricter reporting requirements for industrial and federal facilities that release toxic substances that threaten human health and the environment. “People have a right to information that might affect their health and the health of their children -- and EPA has a responsibility to provide it,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. ...

  • EPA Fines violators for failure to report chemical data

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued complaints seeking civil penalties against three companies for alleged violations of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The alleged violations involved the companies’ failure to comply with EPA’s TSCA section 8 Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) regulations, which require ...

  • EPA reports reduced costs with low impact development

    The Mill Creek subdivision in the town of Geneva, Kane County, Illinois is a 1,500-acre, mixed use community built as a conservation design development. The subdivision was built using cluster development. It uses open swales for stormwater conveyance and treatment, and it has a lower percentage of impervious surface than conventional developments. When compared with the conventional ...

  • EPA Climate Change Report Highlights Impact on Agriculture

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new report on climate change this week that predicts significant impacts to agriculture stemming from more frequent droughts and flooding, unless there is global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report titled, “Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action” predicts that without a concerted effort to ...

  • EPA encourages Iowans to report Orphan containers (IA)

    This summer’s severe storms and flooding events may have scattered tanks, drums, cylinders and barrels onto private properties and farmland along the Maquoketa and South Skunk rivers in Iowa. These items may contain hazardous materials such as propane and industrial chemicals and should only be handled by trained professionals. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been tasked by the ...

  • 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, ...

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