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  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, 1/15

    Predictions And Outlook For EPA's Office Of Chemical Safety And Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) 2015: 2015 will be a very interesting year. There are two overarching considerations that will make the year more difficult to predict than merely assuming most of this year's issues will simply be extensions of past issues, with a few new initiatives sprinkled in.

    . . Predictions And Outlook For EPA's Office Of Chemical Safety And Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) 2015: 2015 will be a very interesting year. There are two overarching considerations that will make the year more difficult to ...

  • EPA Requests Comments on Ad Hoc Panelists for FIFRA SAP Meeting on Proposed Guidelines for Efficacy Testing of Certain Flea and Tick Products

    On May 3, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it was seeking comments on the experts who are candidates to serve as ad hoc panelists for the review of EPA’s Draft Product Performance Test Guidelines OCSPP 810.3300: Treatments Topically Applied to Pets to Control Certain Invertebrate Ectoparasitic Pests. The candidate list is available on EPA’s Federal Insecticide,...

  • ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE AND THE LIMITS OF POSSIBILITIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LAW.

    ... at rates about 1,000 times faster than normal." (24) Toxic chemicals can be found by the dozens in all of our bodies. (25) . Steffen and other ..., global freshwater depletion, land use changes, and chemical pollution. (27) But climate can stand in for the other systems. For years, the ...

  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, July 2018

    TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA Issues Final Rule Delaying Compliance Date For Human Subjects Policy By Six Months: On June 19, 2018, 16 federal agencies, including EPA, issued a final rule delaying until January 21, 2019, the general compliance date for 2017 issued revisions to the policy governing studies with human subjects that are sponsored or utilized for regulatory purposes by the federal...

    ...Beck, Ph.D., D.A.B.T. ® , Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), plus case studies and insightful discussion from industry representatives Misty L. Bogle, Global Product Stewardship Manager, ...

  • 847 F.2d 1109 (4th Cir. 1988), 87-1600, Sierra Club v. Simkins Industries, Inc.

    ...(1982 and West Supp.1988), originated in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, 86 Stat. 816, "to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation's waters." 33 U.S.C. ...

  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, April 2018

    TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA Issues Draft Guidance On Expanded Access To Confidential Business Information: On March 16, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released three draft guidance documents for public comment clarifying the circumstances under which EPA may disclose Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) confidential business information (CBI) with an expanded set of...

    ..., at the request of the EPA Administrator, with respect to the scientific and technical aspects of risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures or approaches supporting implementation of the Act. According to EPA, these additional members “will increase the balance of ...

  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, June 2018

    TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA’s Spring 2018 Unified Agenda And Regulatory Plan Released: On May 9, 2018, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) posted the spring 2018 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan. OIRA states that the semi-annual Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan “provide uniform reporting of data on regulatory and deregulatory actions under development throughout the...

    ...Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) that are related to pesticides or the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) are available in our blog items, “ EPA’s Spring 2018 ...

  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, October 2017

    TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA Schedules PPDC Meeting: On October 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the scheduling of a Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) meeting for November 1-2, 2017. 82 Fed. Reg. 47733. An agenda is expected to be made available by October 18, 2017.PPDC meetings provide the EPA Administrator with advice and information on pesticide...

    ... served as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (now the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention) from 2006-2009. Guilliford will be joining EPA on October 23, 2017 . . . EPA Requesting Comments On Fiscal Year 2018-2022 Strategic ...

  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, September 2018

    TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA Issues Two Direct Final Rules Promulgating SNURs For 29 Chemicals: On August 27, 2018, EPA issued two direct final rules promulgating significant new use rules (SNUR) under TSCA. The first direct final rule promulgates SNURs for ten chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN). 83 Fed. Reg. 43527.

    ...Jeffery Morris, Director of EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). According to Morris, EPA considers the “conditions of use” of the PMN when making determinations under TSCA Section ...

  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, February 2016

    NAS Hosts Workshop On Low Dose Toxicity: On February 3, 2016, the National Academies of Sciences (NAS), Engineering, and Medicine Low Dose Committee heard presentations on several chemicals and the potential effect each may have on reproductive systems. The chemicals considered included: bisphenol A, dioxin, and phthalates. The Committee will assess whether these three chemicals are suitable as...

    ...The report is EPA's summary and interpretation of the most recent data on toxic chemical releases and pollution prevention activities at more than 20,000 U.S. industrial facilities subject to reporting. In the National Analysis, data on chemical releases to ...

  • 470 U.S. 116 (1985), 83-1013, Chemical Manufacturers Association v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

    ...pollution sources and setting effluent limitations for those categories. Because of the difficulties involved in collecting adequate information to promulgate ...

  • Toxic and hazardous substances control: New chemicals— Test marketing exemption approvals,

    ... INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information contact: Barbara Cunningham, Director, Environmental Assistance Division (7408M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460- 0001; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; ...

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

    TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA Proposes Joint Stipulation In Ellis Case Requiring EPA To Issue ESA Effects Determinations For Two Neonicotinoid Pesticides: On December 12, 2018, EPA announced a proposed joint stipulation and proposed stipulated notice of dismissal for Ellis v. Keigwin, No. 3:13-CV-1266 (N.D. Cal). 83 Fed. Reg. 63865.

    ..., make findings, and develop recommendations on policies, strategies, and innovations to achieve substantial and permanent reductions in pollution and other activities that contribute to the climate crisis which will honor our responsibility to be good stewards of the planet for future ...

  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, January 2017

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/NTP/TRI - EPA Promulgates Final TSCA Reporting And Recordkeeping Rule For Nanoscale Materials: After over a decade of effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued on January 12, 2017, a final rule under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) establishing reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain discrete forms of chemical...

    ..., OCSPP Series 850 Group A -- Ecological Effects, part of a series of test guidelines established by the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) for use in testing pesticides and chemical substances to develop data for submission to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug and ...

  • Pesticide, food, and feed additive petitions: Ironwood Clay Co.,

    ... from the Requirement of Tolerances for Certain Pesticide Chemicals in or on Food. AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: ...Bryceland, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511C), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental ...

  • 547 U.S. 715 (2006), 04-1034, Rapanos v. United States

    ...Congress enacted the law to "restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation's waters," 33 U.S.C. ... and rights of States to prevent, reduce, and eliminate pollution, to plan. . the development and use (including restoration, ...

  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, February 2018

    TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - Recording Available From “Chemical Regulation In 2018: A Sneak Preview Of Things To Come” Webinar: A recording is now available of “Chemical Regulation in 2018: A Sneak Preview of Things to Come,” the first webinar in the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®)/ Bloomberg Environment 2018 Chemical Policy Summit Series. This focused discussion featured Nancy B. Beck,...

    ...Beck, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Deputy Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), regarding priorities facing OCSPP, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) implementation issues, and many hot topics in the ...

  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, April 2016

    EPA Issues SNUR For TCE: On April 8, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for trichloroethylene (TCE). 81 Fed. Reg. 20535. The significant new use is the manufacture or processing for use in a consumer product, with the exception for use of TCE in cleaners and solvent degreasers, film...

    ...14111. The CSAC was established to provide advice and recommendations on the scientific basis for risk assessments, methodologies, and pollution prevention measures or approaches. During the meeting, the CSAC will focus on the external peer review of the draft document entitled, "TSCA Work ...

  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, March 2018

    TSCA/FIFRA/TRI - EPA Settles With Syngenta On FIFRA Violation Related To Restricted-Use Pesticide: On February 12, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has reached an agreement with Syngenta Seeds, LLC (Syngenta), a pesticide company in Hawaii, to resolve alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) at its farm in...

    ...83 Fed. Reg. 8666. These test guidelines are part of a series of test guidelines established by the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) for use in testing pesticides and chemical substances. The test guidelines serve as a compendium of accepted scientific ...

  • 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"...

  • 40 C.F.R. 52.470 - Identification of plan
  • Using Law and Policy to Address Chemical Exposures: Examining Federal and State Approaches
  • 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,...