July 15, 2024

Recent Federal Developments, July 2024

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI                                                                                                                           EPA’s Proposed NMP Risk Management Rule Includes Requirements To Protect Workers And Consumers: On June 15, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule under Section 6(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act...
June 17, 2024

Recent Federal Developments for June 17, 2024

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI                                                                                                                           EPA Announces New Resource Portal And Reporting Tool Improvements Before CDR Reporting Begins On June 1, 2024: On May 16, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the creation of CDR GuideME, a new resource portal, and...
May 15, 2024

Recent Federal Developments for May 2024

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI                                                                                                                           EPA Issues Asbestos Part 2 Draft Risk Evaluation, Preliminarily Determines That Asbestos Poses Unreasonable Risk To Human Health: On April 16, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of and requested...
April 15, 2024

Recent Federal Developments for April 2024

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Seeks Comment On Proposed Settlement Agreement To Conclude A TSCA Rulemaking Regulating Lead Wheel Weights, Publishes ANPRM Regarding Lead Wheel Weights: On March 13, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published notice of a proposed settlement agreement to address a petition for writ of mandamus filed by the Ecology Center, the Center for Environmental Health, United Parents Against Lead & Other Environmental Hazards, and the Sierra Club in the United...
March 15, 2024

Recent Federal Developments for March 2024

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Extends Submission Deadline For Polymer Exemption Reports And Accompanying Claims: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule on February 16, 2024, amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulations for polymers manufactured under the terms of the polymer exemption by extending the submission deadline for reporting. 89 Fed. Reg. 12248. EPA notes that the regulations require that manufacturers (includes importers) of polymers manufactured...
February 15, 2024

Recent Federal Developments for February 2024

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI                                                                                                                           EPA Announces Automatic Addition Of Seven Additional PFAS To TRI List Of Chemicals: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on January 9, 2024, the automatic addition of seven per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to...
January 16, 2024

Recent Federal Developments for January 2024

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Publishes Final SNURs On Certain Chemical Substances: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published final significant new use rules (SNUR) on December 18, 2023, for certain chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN) and are also subject to an Order issued by EPA pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 88 Fed. Reg. 87346. The SNURs require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or...
December 15, 2023

Recent Federal Developments for December 2023

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. extends its best wishes to our clients and many friends. We wish you and your family a safe and healthy New Year. As we have for many years, the firm has made a contribution to the House of Ruth, a shelter for battered women and their children, in lieu of gifts to our clients, and on our clients’ behalf....
November 15, 2023

Monthly Update for November 2023

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Seeks Public Comment On Whether To Limit The Scope Of The Treated Article Exemption: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on October 12, 2023, soliciting public comment and suggestions on specific issues related to seed treated with conventional pesticides (treated seed) and paint treated with conventional or antimicrobial pesticides (treated paint). 88 Fed. Reg. 70625. According to the ANPRM, EPA is...
October 16, 2023

Monthly Update for October 2023

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Releases Final Guidance For New Pesticide Applications And Registration Review Activities That Require Endangered Species Act Reviews: On September 14, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of final guidance to improve the efficiency of EPA’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) analyses for new pesticide active ingredient applications and active ingredients undergoing registration review. EPA states this guidance fulfills requirements outlined...