On February 24, the EPA announced that it will stop accepting streamlined requests to correct entries on the TSCA Inventory of Chemicals in Commerce as of April 26, 2022. Historically, the Agency has allowed corrections to chemical identities using the same forms and documentation used to add an existing chemical to the inventory. This practice greatly streamlined and expedited the ability of industries to correct mistakes made in initial filings. Under the EPA’s new policy; however, the Agency will require any changes to go through the same pre-manufacture notice (“PMN”) process required for completely new chemicals. The decision has already… Read more
This seminar will provide an overview of key water laws and regulations, highlight recent lawsuits and holdings, explain recent regulatory developments, and provide a forum to meet regulators and other key water professionals in the State. SGR’s David Moore will serve as a faculty member for this program being held on March 22, 2016, at the Embassy Suites in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Click HERE for more information.
Kiokee‐Flint Group, Sierra Club, Flint Riverkeeper, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Nonami Oglethorpe, LLC, Country, GA, LLC, and Graham Properties filed comments with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline, as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis for Natural Gas Pipeline Act FERC authorization. To read the comments click HERE.
Earlier this year, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its revised proposed Safer Consumer Products (SCP) regulations, and a public comment period has expired as of February 2013. The law, anticipated to become effective as early as July 2013, is intended for regulators to identify consumer products for sale or distribution in California containing hazardous chemicals and to prompt producers to consider safer alternatives to those chemicals. When effective, the SCP regulations will implement laws passed in 2008 known as the “California Green Chemistry Initiatives”, establishing an expansive, complex and potentially costly new regulatory regime conceivably applicable… Read more
1) Environmental Groups Sue EPA to Tighten Pesticide Regulations Environmental conservation groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to tighten regulation of pesticide use, arguing that the agency was not consulting wildlife officials. The Center for Biological Diversity has successfully sued the EPA on similar grounds, focusing on individual species, but the new suit seeks a broad change in policy by the agency to meet what it says are Endangered Species Act rules. Source: Reuters, 2011-01-21. 2) After Health Repeal, House Turns to Revising Clean Air Act Now that the House of Representatives has voted to repeal… Read more