Tag: EPA

A Quick Guide to EPA’s MSDS Requirements

Under EPCRA, facilities covered by OSHA’s MSDS requirements are also responsible for following EPA’s MSDS reporting requirements. Pesticides MSDSs are considered part of pesticide labeling under FIFRA. Special EPA hazard statements must be placed on product labels, but there is no such requirement for revising MSDSs to include such statements. Need to know if one […]

Are Your MSDSs All Filled Out?

Each MSDS must contain certain information for each substance. Here’s what they’ve got to have. Chemical identity and composition The MSDS must describe the substance’s composition and, if a single substance, its chemical and common name(s). Mixtures It must describe the chemical and common name(s) of the ingredients that contribute to the known hazards and […]

Water Regs and Permits to Watch Out for in 2012

Legal Editor Amanda Czepiel says that in the beginning of 2012, we will see EPA issue the 2012 Stormwater Construction General Permit (CGP). It will include a number of changes due to the implementation of the Construction and Development Rule, as well as changes to the appearance of the permit, new requirements for site inspections, […]

What to Expect in the World of Waste for 2012

In November 2011, EPA closed public comment on a rule concerning the disposal of coal combustion residuals from electricity-producing facilities, first proposed in 2010. EPA is considering two possible options for the management of coal ash. Under the first proposal, EPA would list these residuals as special wastes subject to regulation under Subtitle C of […]

What’s Happening with USTs in 2012

Secondary containment requirements for new and replaced tanks and piping Operator training requirements Periodic operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems New release prevention and detection technologies The amendments will also remove certain deferrals; update codes of practice; and update state program approval requirements to incorporate these new changes.

Expert Weighs In On What EPA Will Be Doing with TSCA in 2012

In 2012, EPA will continue to require manufacturers and processors of existing chemicals to test their chemicals for health and environmental effects and submit the data to the Agency. Chemicals produced in annual volumes above 1 million pounds are considered High Production Volume or “HPV” chemicals. This subset of HPV chemicals is the main focus […]