CA Proposition 65: Insight into the draft proposed regs (Video)

In today’s post, we are sharing a quick, 2-minute excerpt of BLR webinar speaker Ann Grimaldi discussing developments in California Proposition 65. new balance 811 Grimaldi provides an overview of the differences between the current regulations and the draft proposed regulations in two areas—Proposition 65 warnings and the categories of exposures. This webinar was led by […]

Reminder: Tier II reports due March 1!

The deadline to submit Tier II reports is March 1. Note: March 1st falls on a Sunday this year.  So if you are submitting hardcopies be sure they’re postmarked by February 27th, or 28th at the latest, notes Tim Fagan, BLR Legal Editor. Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) requires […]

EPA considers adding solvent to HAP list

The EPA is considering adding the organic solvent n-propyl bromide (nPB) to the list of hazardous air pollutants (HAP). oakley monster dog sunglasses nPB was introduced to compete with well-established solvents, such as MeCL, perchloroethylene (perc), and trichloroethylene (TCE), primarily in the industrial degreaser market.  As with those other solvents, nPB serves as a chemical processing […]

How business can benefit from EPA’s TRI P2 Search Tool

Have you heard of the EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory’s (TRI) Pollution Prevention (P2) Search Tool? Have you used it? Here’s what you need to know When facilities provide TRI reporting information to the EPA, many choose to describe the actions and procedures they take to reduce toxic pollutants from releasing into the environment. oakley sunglasses […]

15 minutes to report spill

Delayed spill report costs chemical company $25,000

An Idaho-based company will cough up $25,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a settlement after failing to report a large sulfuric acid spill within 15 minutes, as required by federal law. cheap oakley sunglasses According to the press release from the EPA, Gly-Tek, Inc., a food additive formulator, took more than two hours […]

Safer chemicals in 7 steps

Tens of thousands of chemicals are used every day in U.S. workplaces. While there are regulations and safe guards in place, chemical exposures are still common. oakley sunglasses canada In fact, there more than 190,000 illnesses and 50,000 deaths annually due to chemicals, according to recent estimates. How to reduce chemical hazards While PPE and […]

Chemicals impacted by new EPA SNUR

EPA proposes SNUR under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

EPA is proposing a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that would impact manufacturers (including importers) and processors of Toluene Diisocyanates (TDI) and related compounds, which are primarily used in consumer products and for the production of polyurethanes. nike free 5.0 womens These entities would be required to notify […]

Chemical management: Recap of EPA & OSHA news

As we start 2015, we wanted to offer a recap of the most popular blog posts about chemical management. Not surprisingly, news concerning OSHA and EPA activity was at the top of the list. We hope these articles help you kick off a safe and compliant year. Exposure limit process is broken, says OSHA EPA updates […]

EPA to tighten control of unmonitored chemical releases

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tightening up oversight of chemical releases from publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) in response to an internal investigation that revealed poor regulation, according to a recent news article. OIG investigation The investigation, conducted by the EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), showed several regulatory issues, Enviro.BLR.com reported. baby oakley […]