April 1, 2013

Monthly Update for April 2013

TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Previews New Website For Consolidated Chemical Data Access: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), convened an in-person and on-line public forum today to discuss OPPT’s ongoing efforts to develop an interactive public website. The website would integrate a wide range of chemical data collected and EPA assessments conducted under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) programs, as supplemented by...
March 1, 2013

Monthly Update for March 2013

TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Schedules FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel On EDSP: On February 22, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scheduled a four-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) Tier 1 Screening Assays and Battery Performance. 78 Fed. Reg. 12311. The meeting will be held on May 21-24, 2013. EPA seeks comments by May 7,...
February 1, 2013

Monthly Update for February 2013

TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Issues Toxics Release Inventory Program Data: On January 16, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data for 2011, revealing the releases declined 8 percent from 2010, primarily due to decreases in hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions. Total releases of chemicals increased for the second year in a row. The TRI program collects information on certain toxic chemical releases to the air, water, and land, as...
January 1, 2013

Monthly Update for January 2013

Predictions For EPAs Office Of Chemical Safety And Pollution Prevention: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C) thoughts on what may be headed our way in 2013 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) are provided in our memorandum available online. Although the 2012 Presidential Election is over, environmental issues will continue to be used to make distinctions between the two parties (or between...
December 1, 2012

Monthly Update for December 2012

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. extends its best wishes to our clients and many friends and we wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year. TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Issues Final TSCA Section 8(d) Rule On Cadmium And Cadmium Compounds: On December 3, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule adding cadmium and cadmium compounds to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(d) model rule thus requiring manufacturers and importers...
November 1, 2012

Monthly Update for November 2012

TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Pesticide Committee Will Meet November 29-30: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) will meet November 29-30, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia. The Committee, which is comprised of government officials, academic experts, and representatives from pesticide manufacturers, trade associations, and public interest groups, is working on an agenda for the Committee’s second meeting of the year. Committee...
October 1, 2012

Monthly Update for October 2012

TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA State FIFRA Issues Research And Evaluation Group Holds Meeting: On September 17-18, 2012, the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Pesticide Operations Management (POM) Working Committee (WC) held its semi-annual full committee meeting in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices in Crystal City, Virginia. Through a...
September 1, 2012

Monthly Update for September 2012

The Acta Group (Acta), Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s (B&C) consulting affiliate, will hold a complimentary webinar on September 19, 2012, to outline and discuss changes to the European Union (EU) regulations for companies marketing biocidal active substances and biocidal products in the EU. More information is available online. TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Publishes Peer Review Plans For Chemicals: On August 17, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its...
August 1, 2012

Monthly Update for August 2012

TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA IRIS Announces Availability Of Literature Search For Benzo(a)Pyrene: On July 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of a literature search for benzo(a)pyrene (CAS No. 50-32-8). 77 Fed. Reg. 41784. EPA is also requesting scientific information on health effects that may result from exposure to this chemical substance as part of EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). EPA will accept information related to...
July 1, 2012

Monthly Update for July 2012

TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Publishes Extension Of CDR Rule: On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule extending the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule submission deadline for 2012 reports from June 30, 2012, to August 13, 2012. 77 Fed. Reg. 36170. Several entities requested an extension of the deadline due to a variety of CDR reporting challenges. EPA Releases IRIS Assessment On Trimethylbenzenes: On June 29, 2012, EPA released its...