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  • Federal environmental enforcement needs improvement

    Due to numerous weaknesses in the management of its environmental enforcement program, Environment Canada does not know how much its enforcement activities contribute to regulatory compliance and minimize environmental damage, says Scott Vaughan, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development. The audit looked at the Department's enforcement of the Canadian ...


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  • Federal environmental enforcement highlights in Illinois

    CHICAGO (Nov. 15, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today announced that its enforcement actions in Illinois in 2006 have caused regulated entities to pay more than $325.1 million to correct past environmental violations and help prevent future ones. In the past fiscal year, EPA resolved 119 actions against regulated entities in Illinois and assessed a total of more ...

  • Federal environmental enforcement highlights in Indiana

    CHICAGO (Nov. 15, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today announced that its enforcement actions in Indiana in 2006 have caused regulated entities to pay more than $27.1 million to correct past environmental violations and help prevent future ones. In the past fiscal year, EPA resolved 56 actions against regulated entities and assessed a total of more than $1.6 million in ...

  • Federal Prisons to Self-Police Environmental Violations

    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 25, 2007 (ENS) – Sixteen federal prisons housing an estimated 20,000 inmates in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia will undergo environmental inspections to see if they are meeting regulations for controlling air and water pollution, and hazardous waste. The Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons will audit its prison facilities in the ...

  • Recent Federal Developments

    EPA's Inspector Claims EPA Needs To Clarify Testing Authority For Endocrine Disruptors: On January 17, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General (IG) stated that EPA needs to clarify the regulatory authority it will use to implement its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) and the number of chemicals that may be evaluated under the Program. On December 13, ...


    By Acta Group

  • Recent federal developments

    EPA Announces Listening Session On IRIS Draft Toxicological Review Of Methanol: On April 18, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 60-day public comment period and listening session on May 26, 2011, for the external review draft human health assessment entitled "Toxicological Review of Methanol (Non-Cancer): In Support of Summary Information on the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Revokes TSCA Section 4 Testing Requirements For Certain High Production Volume Chemical Substances: On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revoked certain testing requirements for six chemical substances and all testing requirements for four chemical substances. 77 Fed. Reg. 15609. EPA is reportedly basing its ...


    By Acta Group

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA Jim Jones Designated As Acting Assistant Administrator For OCSPP: On November 22, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson announced that Jim Jones, the current Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, will be designated to serve as the new Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office ...


    By Acta Group

  • Federal Agencies Awarded for Reducing Environmental Footprint in New England

    Six federal agencies received recognition from EPA for their leadership in reducing their environmental footprints at their operations in five New England states The Vermont Air National Guard in Burlington won a national 2013 Federal Green Challenge Award in the energy category, while five other New England organizations were recognized with regional awards. Federal Green Challenge Awards are ...

  • Recent federal developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA The following item is of major importance to many of our clients and friends. We will issue a more detailed analysis of the legislation early next week. Lautenberg Introduces Safe Chemicals Act Of 2011: On April 14, 2011, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, which is intended to modernize the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Recent Federal Developments

    EPA Announces Webinar On TSCA Section 8(d) Electronic Reporting Tool: On May 11, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will present a webinar on the use of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(d) electronic reporting tool on May 22, 2012, from 1:00-3:00 pm EDT. The webinar will provide a walk through of the CDX (available ...


    By Acta Group

  • Carmeuse North America To Implement ESP Software for Environmental Compliance Management

    Mountain View, CA - ESP (Environmental Software Providers) has announced that Carmeuse North America will implement its opsEnvironmental software throughout all 17 of its facilities in the ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Free Webinar - Brexit & Trump: What They Mean for Environmental Regulatory Compliance

    As we approach the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome which established what is now the European Union, never before have the post-war legal and regulatory structures been in such doubt.  Populist majority votes have left the UK set to leave the European Union, and across the Atlantic, have brought Donald J. Trump into the U.S. Oval Office.  Now with sweeping changes ...


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  • Federal government releases draft legislation to reform federal regulatory system

    On April 26, 2012, the Federal Government introduced Bill C-38, the 2012 Budget Bill. Part 3 of Bill C-38 contains the Federal Government's proposed legislative changes to the federal regulatory system. The most significant change is the complete repeal and replacement of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), the central piece of federal environmental legislation. Its replacement, the ...


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  • AWWA announces new publication to assist water providers in achieving environmental compliance

    The American Water Works Association has announced the release of its new publication, the Environmental Compliance Guidebook: Beyond US Water Quality Regulation. Designed to help water and wastewater utility personnel understand and comply with the complex US environmental regulations pertaining to hazardous materials and other wastes, the Environmental ...

  • EPA Recognizes Federal Aviation Administration in Fort Worth for Purchasing More Environmentally Preferable Equipment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing the Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Regional Office in Fort Worth, Texas, for increasing purchases of Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registered equipment from 75 in 2011 to 184 in 2012, resulting in a 145% improvement. EPEAT is a register for environmentally preferable products. This achievement was ...

  • Federal Penalty for Swampscott Water Pollution

    The Town of Swampscott entered into a Consent Decree today agreeing to pay a $65,000 civil penalty and to take critical remedial measures to address pollution the Town discharged into the ocean near local beaches. The Consent Decree is the result of a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The complaint ...

  • Environmentally Sound

    On March 16, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the category of “universal wastes” regulated under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations, codified at Title 40 of the C.F.R., Part 273. 83 Fed. Reg. 11654. According to EPA, this action would benefit the many manufacturing facilities and ...


    By Acta Group

  • ARCADIS Environmental Division Adds Brian Burdorf as National Air Permitting and Compliance Director

    ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consulting and engineering company, announces the appointment of Brian Burdorf as National Air Permitting and Compliance Director within its Environmental Division. Burdorf, a top-tier air quality expert, will be responsible for ...


    By Arcadis

  • Recent Federal Developments - February 2011

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Issues Technical Correction On TSCA Section 4 Test Rule On Certain High Production Volume Chemicals: On January 26, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a technical correction to a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 4 final rule EPA issued on January 7, 2011. ...


    By Acta Group

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