Tag: Action Plan

2014 TSCA Work Plan Assessment Update

2014 TSCA Work Plan Assessment Update—How It Works In the beginning, back in 2012, the EPA first used several sources to identify chemicals meeting prioritization factor criteria as potential candidates for review, a process that initially identified 1,235 chemicals. Next, the chemicals were screened to determine if any chemicals should be excluded due to other […]

2014 TSCA Work Plan Assessment Update—Chemicals

2014 TSCA Work Plan Assessment Update—The Chemicals As noted yesterday, Action Plan chemicals are the most important identified by the TSCA Work Plan for Chemical Assessments, and in 2014, the following chemicals and chemical groups were added: Bisphenol A (BPA)—Ranked high for hazard and exposure; Decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE)—Ranked high for hazard, exposure, and persistence/bioaccumulation; Hexabromocyclododecane […]

7 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Radon Risk

  7 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Radon Risk 1. Radon is a radioactive element that is derived from the decay of radium (uranium) that occurs in almost all soils. At normal temperatures, radon is an extremely toxic, colorless, invisible gas that moves up through the ground to the air above and can enter […]

An Action Plan for Saving Energy

Start with an Action Plan The first step to take is to assess your own plant. Evaluate the best opportunities that are appropriate and that will be most effective at your plant: Track your energy bills: You need to know how much you pay for electricity, natural gas, and fuel oil at your facility. Tip: […]