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One Million Affected by Pesticide Changes

Yesterday we discussed a case where a company faced nearly $4.9 million in fines for alleged violations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rules for protecting workers from exposure to restricted use pesticides (RUPs). Today we will review amendments to the regulations for RUP applications that could affect over 1 million RUP applicators nationwide.


Proposal Looks to Add NGP to Toxics Release Inventory

In a proposal that will likely be viewed by the new administration as another attack by the Obama administration on fossil fuels, the EPA is seeking to add natural gas processing (NGP) facilities to the industrial sectors that must report under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), better known as the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).