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  • EPA Announces Perchlorate Regulations

    On Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their decision to develop drinking water regulations for perchlorate.  “As improved standards are developed and put in place, clean water technology innovators have an opportunity to create cutting edge solutions that will strengthen health protections and spark economic growth,” EPA Administrator ...


    By Solutions-IES

  • EPA plans to regulate coal ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of coal at power plants and are disposed of in liquid form at large surface impoundments and in solid form at landfills. The residuals ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA increases transparency of proposed regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new Web site giving the public additional opportunity to participate in the agency’s rulemaking process, demonstrating President Obama’s commitment to more transparent and open government. The online Rulemaking Gateway serves as a portal to EPA’s priority rules, providing citizens with earlier and more concise information about agency ...

  • EPA Makes Preliminary Determination to Regulate Strontium in Drinking Water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made a preliminary determination to regulate strontium in the nation's drinking water. Strontium is a naturally occurring element that, at elevated levels, can impact bone strength in people who do not consume enough calcium. A regulatory determination is a formal decision on whether EPA should initiate a rulemaking process to regulate a specific ...

  • EPA determines regulation not needed for 11 potential drinking water contaminants

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has made a final determination not to regulate 11 contaminants on the second drinking water contaminant candidate list (CCL 2). The agency has concluded that the contaminants do not occur nationally in public water systems, or occur at levels below a public health concern. The agency's final regulatory determination is based on extensive review of health ...

  • EPA seeks input on the development of drinking water perchlorate regulation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as small entity representatives (SERs) for a small business advocacy review (SBAR) Panel. This panel will focus on the agency’s development of a rule that proposes to regulate the amount of perchlorate, a potentially harmful chemical, in drinking water. ...

  • EPA to develop regulation for perchlorate and toxic chemicals in drinking water (DC)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson today announced the agency’s decision to move forward with the development of a regulation for perchlorate to protect Americans from any potential health impacts, while also continuing to take steps to ensure the quality of the water they drink. The decision to undertake a first-ever national standard for perchlorate ...

  • EPA Sharpens Focus on Ecological Benefits of Regulations

    (Washington, D.C.) What benefits do people actually derive from clean air, water and land? EPA has taken a major step towards answering this question with the release today of its Ecological Benefits Assessment Strategic Plan (EBASP). EPA has traditionally been able to quantify human health benefits more easily than total ecological benefits when making regulatory decisions. The EBASP will help ...

  • Group sues EPA over invasive species regulations

    An environmental group said Wednesday it has sued the federal government, contending that recently established regulations for ships to treat ballast water before releasing it into U.S. waterways aren't strong enough to prevent more aquatic species invasions. The National Wildlife Federation's lawsuit asks a federal appeals court to rule that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA To Develop Regulations for Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 11, 2007) Today EPA announced plans to develop regulations to establish a clear path for geologic sequestration, a process of injecting captured carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, in deep rock formations for long-term storage. Once completed, the regulations will ensure there is a consistent and effective permit system under the Safe Drinking Water Act for commercial-scale ...

  • New regulation for aircraft drinking water

    Aircraft passengers and crews will be able to drink safer water under new regulations proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) will tailor existing health-based drinking water regulations to fit the unique characteristics of aircraft public water systems. The rule will protect the public from illnesses that can result from ...

  • Legislation Supports EPA Regulations for Forest Roads

    The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) voiced support for legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress to affirm the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulation of forestry as a nonpoint source under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The legislation corrects a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision (NEDC v. Brown, Docket Number CV-06-01270-GMK) that struck down EPA's Clean Water ...


    By PRWeb

  • EPA seeks comment on decision to regulate strontium

    The US Environmental Protection Agency seeks comment by December 19 on its preliminary determination to regulate strontium and not to regulate four other contaminants on the third Contaminant Candidate List (CCL3). As published in the October 20 Federal Register, the agency's preliminary regulatory determination for the CCL3 list, which included 116 unregulated contaminants, also seeks comment ...

  • EPA Exempts Carbon Dioxide Injection From RCRA Hazardous Waste Regulations

    The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a final rule that will exempt carbon dioxide streams captured from power plants and industrial sources and injected underground for geologic sequestration from federal hazardous waste regulations. The agency did not make the text of the final rule available Dec. 19. The EPA said carbon dioxide injected into Class VI wells approved for geological ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Sierra Offers Flow Meters to Comply with EPA Boiler MACT Regulations

    Sierra offers a complete suite of Boiler MACT compliant thermal, vortex, and ultrasonic flow meters to meet EPA’s Boiler MACT regulations which are designed to limit hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from commercial and industrial boilers and process heaters.  With these Boiler MACT compliant flowmeters, facilities managers can easily “tune” boilers for optimal ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • EPA proceeds with revoking regulations allowing carbofuran pesticide residues on food

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward to implement the agency’s May 2009 final rule revoking tolerances, or residue limits, for the pesticide carbofuran. EPA continues to find that dietary exposures to carbofuran from all sources combined are not safe. “The evidence is clear that carbofuran does not meet today’s rigorous food-safety standards,” said Steve Owens, assistant ...

  • Nearly All New Nanoengineered Chemicals Are Regulated by EPA Due to Potential Risks

    The Environmental Protection Agency has regulated nearly all nanoengineered chemicals that it has reviewed under its new chemicals program, an EPA program manager who reviews such chemicals said Oct. 16. By contrast, the EPA's new chemicals program typically regulates only 10 percent to 15 percent of the traditional compounds it reviews, said Jim Alwood, a program manager in the EPA's Chemical ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Comply with Highly Regulated Oil in Water Measurements

    The Petroleum Industry – both offshore and onshore -- has regulations that limit the amount of oil in discharged water.  Fixed filter infrared (IR) analyzers have been used to test oil levels in produced water on drilling platforms for over 45 years.  On oil rigs where real estate is at a premium, infrared analyzers such as the Wilks InfraCal Analyzers are compact (typically 6 ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • EPA Announces First National Regulations to Safeguard Disposal of Coal Ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants. The final rule establishes safeguards to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures, like the catastrophic Kingston, Tenn., spill in 2008, and establishes safeguards to prevent groundwater ...

  • EPA to hold public hearing in Pittsburgh on proposed coal ash regulations (PA)

    When: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Omni Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, Pa. What: This is one of eight public hearings on the agency’s proposal to regulate the disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. EPA’s proposal is the first-ever national effort to ensure the safe ...

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