Tag: EPA

EPA Adds 12 Chemicals to TRI

The EPA finalized its rule adding 12 chemicals to the list of chemicals subject to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting, which provides important information about how these chemicals are being managed by facilities in a given community. “Available data show these chemicals have moderately high to high human health toxicity and/or are highly toxic to […]

EPA Announces Significant Improvements in CWA Permit Compliance

The EPA recently announced major improvements in Clean Water Act (CWA) permit compliance over the last five years. In 2018, the Agency and 47 states agreed to work collaboratively toward achieving the target goal of reducing significant noncompliance among facilities permitted under the CWA by 50% over five years. The EPA announcement celebrates the achievement […]

Hefty TSCA Fee Hikes Proposed

The EPA in November released a notice to modify and supplement its proposed revisions to the Fees for the Administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Rule. The proposed fee increases are substantial. The TSCA Fees Rule was first promulgated in 2018. The 2016 Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21stCentury Act directs […]

EPA Announces Lead Exposure Reduction Strategy

The EPA recently unveiled its “Strategy to Reduce Lead Exposures and Disparities in U.S. Communities” to advance its objectives to protect the public from lead, with a renewed focus upon high-risk communities. The Agency announced the strategy during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Omaha, Nebraska, which was once home to a large lead smelter […]

New Methodology Estimating the Social Cost of GHG Emissions

Due to “recent scientific advances,” the EPA has proposed a new approach to estimating the social cost of greenhouse gases (SC GHGs). SC GHGs are the estimated social harms from each incremental ton of GHG emissions released into the atmosphere. The proposal came packaged as part of a proposed rule to cut methane and other […]

A Call for Tighter Water Pollution Regulations at Factory Farms

More than 30 advocacy groups have filed suit against the EPA in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to force the Agency to issue a response to a legal petition urging the strengthening of Clean Water Act (CWA) regulations governing waste from factory farms. The groups, led by Food & Water Watch, filed a legal […]

Ask the Expert: Linear Pipeline Project ID Numbers

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking about EPA ID requirements for linear pipeline projects. See what the experts had to say. Q: For a linear pipeline project where I might generate hazardous […]

EPA Finalizes Drinking Water Contaminants List

The EPA published the Final Fifth Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List (CCL 5), which will serve as the basis for the Agency’s regulatory considerations over the next five-year cycle under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The updated list includes a substantial expansion of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—an important first step toward identifying additional […]

More Stringent Heavy-Duty Emissions Standards on the Way

The EPA is planning more stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and large trailers in 2023, Reuters reports. In March 2022, the Agency published a proposed rule to set more stringent pollution reductions regulations applicable to heavy-duty vehicles and engines starting with model year (MY) 2027.  The vehicle types expected to be […]

Public Invited to Comment on IRA Programs

The EPA recently announced opportunities for public input on new and existing programs funded by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The Agency seeks input as it puts together core design aspects of multiple IRA programs. The engagement strategy in program implementation includes: Issuing a request for information (RFI) for public input to inform program design; […]