EPCRA Tier II Reporting

EPCRA Tier II Reporting

With the new year quickly approaching, it's important to note that the USEPA has made a change to EPCRA (Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act), Sections 311 and 312 (Tier II) reporting. They are changing how reporting is done as of January 1, 2018. Since OSHA adopted the Global Harmonization of Systems (GHS) protocol in March 2012, the EPA has updated their hazardous chemical inventory reporting requirements to marry up with the new OSHA GHS standard.

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RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

The final RCRA hazardous waste generator improvements rule will soon be published by EPA. According to the prepublication version of the rule, it will include more than 60 revisions and new requirements with the goal of improving compliance understanding through increased user-friendliness, improved flexibility, gap closure, clarifications, and technical corrections.

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2016 TSCA CDR Reporting - It's Not Just for Chemical Manufacturers

2016 TSCA CDR Reporting - It's Not Just for Chemical Manufacturers

The Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule, established as part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and codified in 40 CFR Part 711, requires chemical substance manufacturers, producers, and importers to report, during the 3rd quarter of 2016, information on chemical substances manufactured, produced, or imported by any single site for introduction into commerce. 

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Effluent Limitation Guidelines

Effluent Limitation Guidelines

On September 30, 2015, the U.S. EPA finalized its Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG) for the Steam Electric Power Generating point source category. The new rule focuses on fossil- and nuclear-powered steam generating plants whose primary purpose is to generate electricity for distribution and sale, and who discharge to surface water via an NPDES permit or to a POTW via a pre-treatment permit. 

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