Mar 16, 2022

Liquid Terminal Industry Seeks Superfund PFAS Waiver

The liquid terminal industry which provides the infrastructure, storage and transportation planning for bulk liquid products such as oil, gas, industrial chemicals and fertilizers, is petitioning the EPA to consider exemptions to superfund laws for PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam.  ILTA which represents over 80 terminal companies is requesting that the EPA work collaboratively with the industry for research and development efforts which would give rise to clear guidance on disposal methods, while waiving superfund liability for releases of PFAS used for fire suppression.  For more information, contact Phillip Hoover.

Jul 30, 2012

New Substances Added to List of Chemicals Subject to Warning Requirements under California’s Proposition 65

California law places  certain warning requirements on any person who in the course of doing business in that state knowingly or intentionally exposes another person to certain listed chemicals determined by the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.  Hundreds of substances, ranging from industrial chemicals  to alcoholic beverages, when associated with alcohol abuse, are subject to California’s warning requirement.  Violators can be liable for civil penalties.  The list is updated at least once per year. Effective July 24, 2012, California has added isopyrazam, a fungicide, and 3,3’,4,4’‑tetrachloroazobenzene, associated with certain herbicides, to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer… Read more