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HTMLShimkus Releases Discussion Draft of TSCA Reform Legislation
Bergeson Campbell P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2014
On February 27, 2014, Representative John Shimkus (R-IL), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, released a much anticipated discussion draft that would update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

 

HTMLElk River Chemical Spill Exposes Need for More Regulations
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 7, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014
On January 9, 2014, 7,500 gallons of coal-­cleaning chemicals seeped into the Elk River in Charleston, just 1.5 miles upstream from the region's water treatment plant. Freedom Industries, which owned the plant where the chemicals leaked from, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection....

 

HTMLNaturally Occurring Asbestos Found in Nevada
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 7, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014
Asbestos is everywhere. Not only has it been worked into homes, commercial buildings, and consumer products all over America, it can be found naturally within our environment. Six different, naturally occurring asbestos minerals can be found in locations around the country, some of which have been...

 

HTMLHouse Subcommittee Holds Hearing on TSCA Sections 4 and 8
Bergeson Campbell P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014
On February 4, 2014, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing entitled "Testing of Chemicals and Reporting and Retention of Information under TSCA Sections 4 and 8." This was the fifth hearing on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)...

 

HTMLEPA Intends Final Rule to Ensure Protection of Data Submitters' Rights
Bergeson Campbell P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated on February 5, 2014, a final rule revising and updating the regulations governing the procedures for the satisfaction of data requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Given the importance of data...

 

HTMLUpcoming Deadline for TSCA "Polymer Exemption" Notification
Thomas C. Berger; Keller Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 15, 2014, previously published on January 15, 2014
An important deadline is approaching for companies that manufacture or import polymers under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) "polymer exemption".[1] The one-time notification to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that must identify the number of polymers first...

 

HTMLProblems with Fracking in the United States
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 25, 2013
Fracking is one of the most controversial environmental issues of the day. Haven't heard of it? Hydraulic fracturing (Fracking) involves breaking open -- or fracturing -- of otherwise impermeable oil and gas bearing geologic formations. The rock is injected with a highly pressurized mixture of...

 

HTMLHouse Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Chemical Safety Improvement Act
James V. Aidala, Charles Auer, Lynn L. Bergeson; Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2013
On November 13, 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009) (CSIA), which was introduced in May 2013 by the late Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Senator David Vitter (R-LA).

 

HTMLCourt Partially Vacates and Remands EPA's Decision Granting Conditional Registrations for HeiQ's Nanosilver Products
Timothy D. Backstrom, Lynn L. Bergeson; Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2013
On November 7, 2013, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision granting in part and denying in part the Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) petition for review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) conditional registration of HeiQ AGS-20 and...

 

HTMLCalifornia’s Green Chemistry Puts Burden on Manufacturers
Howard I. Miller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 17, 2013, previously published on October 14, 2013
California is one of the largest consumer markets in the United States. When it comes to environmental regulations, California can be the tail that wags the dog. It is not difficult for manufacturers, importers and retailers to inadvertently run afoul of California’s comprehensive...

 


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