federal environmental regulations News

  • Improvements to Regulations.gov make for easier access to federal regulations

    As part of President Obama’s commitment to more effective and open government, the public can more quickly access federal regulations at Regulations.gov, thanks to comments received during the Regulations.gov Exchange online forum held last year. Regulations.gov provides one-stop public access to information related to current and forthcoming regulations issued by the federal government. The ...

  • New Federal Regulations for Shredding Hard Drives

    In March 2012, the GSA announced that only certified e-waste recyclers may handle end-of-life electronics from federal agencies including electronics which were bought with federal funds by government contractors. The only certifications that the GSA recognizes for electronics recyclers are R2 and eStewards. This means that hard drive shredding needs to be done by a certified recycler to be ...


    By PRWeb

  • Bush Orders First Federal Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

    WASHINGTON, DC - After resisting the regulation of greenhouse gases since he took office in 2001, President George W. Bush today signed an Executive Order directing four federal agencies to develop regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new mobile sources. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emitted by the combustion of fossil fuels, contribute to global climate ...

  • Federal agency finds lax regulation of chemicals

    A federal agency investigating a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant will tell a Senate committee Thursday that regulation of the dangerous chemicals used in the industry fall under a "patchwork" of standards that are decades old and are far weaker than rules used by other countries. The U.S Chemical Safety Board is the first federal agency to ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 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 ...

  • Report on federal government environmental performance

    The federal government has made unsatisfactory progress on previously reported issues or recommendations in nine of fourteen areas audited, says the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Ron Thompson, in his Status Report tabled last week in the House of Commons. The Status Report follows up on the government’s progress in addressing issues identified in previous ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Federal departments failing on environmental commitments

    Federal government departments have made unsatisfactory progress on previously reported issues or recommendations in nine of fourteen areas audited, says the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Ron Thompson, in his Status Report tabled last week in the House of Commons. Although there was praise for the handling of toxic chemical management and site remediation, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ABA webinar on `Nano governance: the current state of federal, state, and international regulation`

    On May 19, 2011, the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Committee on Pesticides, Chemical Regulation and Right-to-Know will convene a webinar on global nanotechnology governance initiatives. The program will explore the new and creative applications of existing regulatory tools and governance approaches to address the potential risks of nanotechnologies, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA seeks public comment on plan to review federal regulations

    On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Ga., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a public listening session for citizens to provide input on EPA’s retrospective review of regulations as part of the agency’s response to President Obama’s January 18, 2011 Executive Order (EO) 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.” TIME: 9:30 ...

  • Two Washington State Fruit Companies Violate Federal Air Regulations

    Two eastern Washington fruit companies failed to meet risk management plan requirements under the federal Clean Air Act, according to separate settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As part of the settlements, Dovex Fruit Company and Clasen Family Company will pay fines and submit missing reports to manage ammonia use. According to Wally Moon, EPA’s Pacific Northwest ...

  • EPA seeks public input on presidential order to review federal regulations

    On Wednesday, March 16 in Seattle, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a public webinar for citizens to learn more about and provide input on EPA’s retrospective review of regulations. The webinar is part of the agency’s response to President Obama’s January 18, 2011 Executive Order 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.” DATE: ...

  • Oregon Door Company settles for violations of federal air laws and reporting regulations

    Oregon Door Company, based in Dillard, Oregon, settled violations of federal air laws and reporting regulations, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice. The violations were associated with the company’s emissions and reporting of toluene, a solvent for paints and stains. Toluene is a hazardous air pollutant and its release is ...

  • Implementation of federal Environmental Enforcement Act begins

    Implementation of the federal Environmental Enforcement Act (the "EEA"), first passed in June 2009, has recently begun. The EEA amends the enforcement and penalty regimes of nine federal environmental acts by introducing stiffer fines, new sentencing powers and considerations, and measures aimed at strengthening the government's ability to investigate and prosecute violations. The EEA is also ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Issues Technical Amendment Of Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule – On November 17, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amended the Final Cross- Media Electronic Reporting Rule (CROMERR) to exclude from the regulation all documents and information submitted electronically to EPA by applicants for, and recipients of, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • 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

    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

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