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  • EPA plans new toxin guidelines for drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to come out with new guidelines that will give cities and water treatment plants a blueprint for dealing with the type of algae-borne toxin that contaminated the drinking water in Ohio's fourth-largest city, a federal official said Wednesday. A new health advisory is on target to be finalized sometime next spring, said Peter Grevatt, director of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA announces new cleanup guidelines for meth laboratories

    The production and use of methamphetamines has plagued virtually every corner of the United States. In response, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the release of the Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup. The new guidelines, dated August 2009, provide technical guidance for state and local personnel responsible for the cleanup of clandestine ...


  • EPA Announces Availability of OCSPP Final Test Guidelines

    On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, in a Federal Register notice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the addition of three Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) final test guidelines ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA announces new guidelines for Energy Star Homes

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing new, more rigorous guidelines for new homes that earn the Energy Star label. Compared to the current Energy Star guidelines, the new requirements will make qualified new homes at least 20 percent more efficient than homes built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) – slashing utility bills for qualified homes by 15 ...

  • A Resource for Environmental Guidelines and Standards

    ESdat environmental software have compiled a free resource of environmental guidelines and standards for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, United Kingdom and Malaysia. They can be opened in Excel, reviewed, and imported directly into ESdat. Users can also compile their own using these as a guide. The online environmental standards provide professionals with links to the publishers, ...

  • Mountaintop mining guidelines to protect watersheds

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a set of actions to clarify and strengthen environmental requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects. The aim is to prevent significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity. Mountaintop removal is a form of surface coal mining in which explosives are ...


  • TODAY: EPA Media Call on Final Steam Electric Effluent Limitation Guidelines

    WHAT: EPA Media Call on the Agency’s final Steam Electric Effluent Guidelines WHO: Ken Kopocis, EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water HOW: Ref: Steam Electric Press Call Operator Assisted Conference ID 52100730 Participants will be asked for the conference ID and their name, affiliation and email address Participant ...

  • EPA Announces Availability of Final Test Guidelines for Antimicrobial Products

    On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of the long-awaited final test guidelines for Series 810 -- Product Performance Test Guidelines, specifically public health uses of antimicrobial agents (OCSPP 810.2000), sterilants (OCSPP 810.2100), disinfectants (OCSPP 810.2200), and sanitizers (OCSPP 810.2300). These test guidelines are part of a ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Announces Availability of Final Test Guidelines for Antimicrobial Products -

    On June 27, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of two sets of final test guidelines: Series 810 -- Product Performance Test Guidelines, specifically public health uses of disinfectants and sanitizers for use on fabrics and textiles (OCSPP 810.2400), air sanitizers (OCSPP 810.2500), and disinfectants and sanitizers for use in water (OCSPP 810.2600); and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Announces Availability of Final Test Guidelines for Antimicrobial Products

    On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of the long-awaited final test guidelines for Series 810 -- Product Performance Test Guidelines, specifically public health uses of antimicrobial agents (OCSPP 810.2000), sterilants (OCSPP 810.2100), disinfectants (OCSPP 810.2200), and sanitizers (OCSPP 810.2300). These test guidelines are part of a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Mountaintop mining guidelines to protect watersheds

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a set of actions to clarify and strengthen environmental requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects. The aim is to prevent significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity. Mountaintop removal is a form of surface coal mining in which explosives are ...


  • EPA Announces Availability of Final Test Guidelines for Antimicrobial Products -

    On June 27, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of two sets of final test guidelines: Series 810 -- Product Performance Test Guidelines, specifically public health uses of disinfectants and sanitizers for use on fabrics and textiles (OCSPP 810.2400), air sanitizers (OCSPP 810.2500), and disinfectants and sanitizers for use in water (OCSPP 810.2600); and ...


    By Acta Group

  • CDC Revises Lead Poisoning Guidelines as Lead Expert Responds to Help Children

    Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised their lead poisoning guidelines.  The CDC basically cut in half the amount of lead found in children’s blood between the ages of 1 and 5 that will now trigger monitoring and other actions.   According to the CDC, the new lead guidelines will increase the patient population to over 440,000 ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA issues final aircraft drinking water rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a final rule to ensure that safe and reliable drinking water is provided to aircraft passengers and crew.  The rule provides multiple-barrier protection through requirements for coliform sampling, best management practices, corrective action, public notification, monitoring and operator training. It will better protect the public from illnesses ...

  • EPA Says State Monitoring of Water Supplies Is Lax

    Agency points to emergency supplies as particular concern LISLE, Ill., -- A new report from the inspector general of the U.S. EPA on the lack of sufficient monitoring of water supplies provides more reason for Americans to consider using "final barrier" technology in their homes, according to the Water Quality Association. The EPA is stating that state officials need to conduct more rigorous ...

  • 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 ...

  • National home builders commit to EPA’s new guidelines for energy star qualified homes/over 400 builders pledge to develop the next generation of energy star qualified homes in 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized the leading builders across the nation who have already committed to meeting the updated and more rigorous requirements for new homes that earn the Energy Star label in 2012. With the next generation of Energy Star qualified homes, builders can offer homebuyers updated features that deliver better value, quality, and comfort while ...

  • After Toledo water scare, states ask EPA for help

    Algae that turned Lake Erie green and produced toxins that fouled the tap water for 400,000 people in the Toledo area are becoming a big headache for those who keep drinking water safe even far beyond the Great Lakes. But with no federal standards on safe levels for drinking algae-tainted water and no guidelines for treating or testing it either, water quality engineers sometimes look for ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ten ASTM water standards included in EPA final rule

    D19 Standards Used for Measuring Regulated Pollutants in Wastewater Ten standards developed by ASTM International Committee D19 on Water have been included in a final rule published in the Code of Federal Regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to approve methods for measuring regulated pollutants in ...


    By ASTM International

  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies challenged a new rule on steam power plant discharges, arguing that it does not adequately protect drinking water consumers. In challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for ...

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