Chemical pollution

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  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, September 2019

    TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA Seeks Comment On Manufacturer Requests For Risk Evaluation Of DIDP And DINP: On August 19, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it seeks comment on manufacturer requests for the risk evaluations of two chemicals used in plastic production, diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) and diisononyl phthalate (DINP). 84 Fed. Reg. 42914. EPA notes that the...

    ... 810 guidelines updated in February 2018.” With the exception of confirmatory testing (as described under Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Guideline 810.2000, Section (B)(7)), all studies initiatedon or after August 28, 2019, should be in compliance with the 2018 ...

  • 547 U.S. 370 (2006), 04-1527, S.D. Warren Co. v. Maine Bd. of Environmental Protection

    ...Congress passed the Clean Water Act to "restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation's waters," 33 U.S.C. § ...for recreation," § 1251(a)(2). To do this, the Act deals with "pollution" generally, see § 1251(b), which it defines as "the man-made or ...

  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, May 2019

    TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA Issues Final SNUR For Asbestos, Will “Close Loophole And Protect Consumers”: On April 25, 2019, EPA issued a final significant new use rule (SNUR) for asbestos using the definition in Title II, Section 202 of TSCA, which defines asbestos as the “asbestiform varieties of six fiber types -- chrysotile (serpentine), crocidolite (riebeckite), amosite (cummingtonite-grunerite),...

    ... North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, and the areas of Virginia not already in the OTR to address the interstate transport of air pollution" with respect to the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). In its denial, EPA stated that it believes that other CAA provisions \xE2\x80"...

  • Predictions and Outlook for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2017

    Predictions and Outlook for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) 2017 - 2016 was full of surprises, two of which will drive much of the agenda for OCSPP during 2017. First, Congress significantly amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The changes are intended to reform the program to address the widely recognized deficiencies in the law,...

  • Madison Le Will Be Director Of EPA’s Chemical Control Division

    Effective March 15, 2020, Madison Le will join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) as Director of the Chemical Control Division (CCD). Ms. Le will replace Acting Director Lynn Vendinello. Ms. Le is currently Director of the Fuels Compliance Policy Center within the Office of Air and Radiation.

    . Effective March 15, 2020, Madison Le will join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) as Director of the Chemical Control Division (CCD). Ms. Le will replace Acting Director Lynn Vendinello. Ms. Le is ...

  • What the Frack Shale We Do? A Proposed Environmental Regulatory Scheme for Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Toxic substances: Perfluorooctyl sulfonates; meeting,

    ..., Acting Director, Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7408), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 ...For technical information contact: Annette Washington, Chemical Control Division (7405), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, 1200 ...

  • Illinois DNR Submits Revised Administrative Fracking Rules

    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has submitted revised rules that could significantly impact hydraulic fracturing operations, and liability resulting therefrom.  These revisions impact chemical disclosure requirements, trade secret protections, and presumptions of liability for pollution.  On August 29, 2014 the IDNR submitted its Second Notice of Revised Administrative Rules...

    ... These revisions impact chemical disclosure requirements, trade secret protections, and presumptions of bility for pollution.  On August 29, 2014 the IDNR submitted its Second Notice of Revised ...

  • California Environmental Law and Policy Update - November 2014 #2

    Environmental and Policy Focus - Heat, drought worsen smog in California, stalling decades of progress: Los Angeles Times - Nov 10: Heat and extreme drought have worsened smog in California over the last year, stalling decades of progress toward cleaner air and increasing health risks. The state's prolonged dry spells have brought more temperature inversions, with a layer...

    ... a layer of warmer air trapping cooler air below, concentrating pollution near the ground. Mother Nature could clear away much of the bad air with ... . U.S. Chemical Safety Board calls for more stringent regulation of California oil ...

  • 40 C.F.R. 52.220 - Identification of plan-in part
  • Insured Survives Summary Judgment Motion on Three Pollution Exclusion Exceptions

    Illustrating how an insured can counter the insurer’s pollution exclusion arguments in coverage disputes, a federal court in Illinois held that an insured chemical company succeeded in raising genuine issues of material fact on three alleged exceptions to a pollution exclusion provision in an insurance policy. The court denied the insurer’s summary judgment motion in the insurance defense and...

    ... an insured can counter the insurer’s pollution exclusion arguments in coverage disputes, a federal court in Illinois held that an insured chemical company succeeded in raising genuine issues of material fact on three alleged exceptions to a pollution exclusion provision in an insurance policy.  ...

  • 615 F.2d 794 (9th Cir. 1980), 75-2007, Association of Pacific Fisheries v. E.P.A.

    ...     In 1972 Congress, intending "to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation's waters," amended the ederal Water Pollution Control Act (Act), 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq. Congress established national ...

  • Challenge to NPDES Permit Conditions: Union County, Arkansas Chemical Manufacturing Facility Request for Adjudicatory Hearing Commission Review

    El Dorado Chemical Company (“EDCC”) filed a September 27th Request for Adjudicatory Hearing before the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission. The request addresses a Clean Water Act National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permit issued to the facility on August 30th.

    . Download PDF. El Dorado Chemical Company (“EDCC”) filed a September 27th Request for Adjudicatory Hearing before the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission. The request addresses a Clean Water Act National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permit issued ...

  • Defense industry.

    ...Defense; Biometrics; Camouflage/Obscurants; . Chemical Defense; Combat Vehicles; Composites; . Conservation; Cutting Tools; ...Data Links; Night Vision; Pollution Prevention; . Process Improvement; Propellants/Motors; Protective . ...

  • 503 U.S. 91 (1991), Arkansas v. Oklahoma

    ... body of water unless the point source obtains a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit from a State with an ..., animated by a shared objective: "to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation's waters." 33 U.S.C. § ...

  • 426 U.S. 200 (1976), 74-1435, Environmental Protection Agency v. California ex rel.

    ... water pollutants are obliged, under § 313 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (Amendments), to comply to the same extent ... or the Administrator on quantities, rates, and concentrations of chemical, physical, biological, and other constituents which are discharged from ...

  • Montrose Chemical to urge judge to bar cities' pollution settlement.

    Attorneys for Montrose Chemical Corp. say they will urge a federal court judge to reject a settlement in which 150 Southland cities and agencies would pay $45.7 million to clean up Santa Monica Bay. The settlement is the largest ever in an offshore e...

  • 40 C.F.R. 52.470 - Identification of plan
  • Has Sterigenics Slowly Been Poisoning Willowbrook?

    Toxic air pollution from a local Sterigenics facility may have been poisoning residents in Willowbrook, Illinois for years. Evidence of an airborne cancer-causing chemical used in plant operations is under investigation.

    . Toxic air pollution from a local Sterigenics facility may have been poisoning residents in ...Evidence of an airborne cancer-causing chemical used in plant operations is under investigation. Sterigenics Accused of ...

  • Agency information collection activities: Proposed collection; comment request,

    ...-Manufacture Review Reporting and Exemption Requirements for New Chemical Substances and Significant New Use Reporting Requirements for Chemical ... Director, Environmental Assistance Division (7408), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M St., SW., ...

  • Hydrocarbon Exposure Dismissal Affirmed

    You might recall previous entries discussing Parr v. Aruba – a suit for personal injuries from oilfield pollution (and a $2.9MM verdict for the plaintiffs). Not all similar suits have the same result.

    ... (here is one) – a suit for personal injuries from oilfield pollution (and a $2.9MM verdict for the plaintiffs). Not all similar suits have the ... . continuous release of “ … strong odors and noxious chemicals into the environment, including the plaintiffs’ property, causing injury ...

  • 411 U.S. 655 (1973), 72-624, United States v. Pennsylvania Industrial Chemical Corp.

    ... to permit discharges specifically prohibited by § 13 when it enacted the 1965 and 1970 water quality acts directing States to create pollution prevention and abatement programs. Pp. 662-670.         2. Although § 13 bars all discharges of pollutants, and not only those that ...

  • 456 U.S. 305 (1982), 80-1990, Weinberger v. Romero-Barcelo

    ..., alleging violation of, inter alia, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA). The District Court, while finding that the discharges ... incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked . . ...

  • 557 U.S. 261 (2009), 07-984, Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

    ...Chemicals in the water will cause gold-bearing minerals to float to the surface, ... of regulated industries" might "gain immunity from a variety of pollution-control standards," if, say, a §404-permit applicant simply adds ...

  • 524 U.S. 51 (1998), 97-454, United States v. Bestfoods

    ... CPC International Inc., the parent corporation of the defunct Ott Chemical Co. (Ott II), for the costs of cleaning up industrial waste generated by ... facility is directly liable for the costs of cleaning up the pollution, and this is so even if that person is the parent corporation of the ...