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  • 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 Regulators Say Tesla’s Bid to Acquire SolarCity Isn’t an Antitrust Threat

    NPR: Tesla Clears Antitrust Hurdle in $2.6 Billion Deal for SolarCity Tesla Motors moved a step closer in its bid to buy SolarCity after federal regulators said the $2.6 billion deal doesn't present antitrust concerns. ...


    By Greentech Media

  • 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 ...

  • NANO GOVERNANCE: THE CURRENT STATE OF FEDERAL, STATE, AND INTERNATIONAL REGULATION

    Teleconference:  January 27, 2011 at 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. (EST) Please mark January 27, 2011, on your calendar for an exciting teleconference under development by the American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee. Program Overview: ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Challenges small businesses face in complying with federal regulations - OSHA

    Electronic tools helping small businesses evaluate workplace safety and health management programs was among the topics presented at a recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) forum 'Challenges Small Businesses Face in Complying with Regulations.' The ninth in the 'Business of Small Business Series,' these forums provide another venue for small businesses to obtain safety and ...

  • Keeping a LIMS up to date with State and Federal EPA regulations

    A LIMS is a great and almost necessary tool in any modern day environmental laboratory, whether commercial, state or municipal.  In a highly regulated community, the LIMS, like everything else in the laboratory, must evolve.  Some evolutions are complex, however, 99% of them are very simple and in many ways, mostly a matter of proper record keeping. Changes in regulatory limits, methods ...


    By Khemia Software Inc

  • NANO GOVERNANCE: THE CURRENT STATE OF FEDERAL, STATE, AND INTERNATIONAL REGULATION

    ABA Teleconference:  January 27, 2011, 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. (EST) Please mark January 27, 2011, on your calendar for an exciting teleconference under development by the American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee. Program Overview: ...


    By Acta Group

  • Federal Biotech Regulations Confusing; Diverse Parties Agree on Little Else

    A November 30, 2015 story in Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report on the federal approach to regulating bioengineered products and comments submitted by nearly a thousand organizations and individuals on the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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: ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Nano Governance: the current state of federal, state, and international regulation

    Please mark January 27, 2011, on your calendar for an exciting teleconference under development by the American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee. Program Overview: The Federal Regulatory Outlook Beyond the Feds: International/State Regulatory Programs and Strategies for ...


    By Acta Group

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    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

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