State Cybersecurity Plans Due in May 2024

As a follow up to the letter from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan to Governors in March, Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies, and Janet McCabe, USEPA Deputy Administrator, met with State and local officials from across the United States Read More

Report Lists Toxic Chemical Release Information for Region 8 States & Tribes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released its most recent Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, from 2022, including detailed information on the management of toxic chemicals from facilities in USEPA Region 8 States of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and 28 Tribal Nations.    The 2022 TRI National Analysis summarizes environmental Read More

PFAS Test Order Issued to 3M Company and Wacker Chemical Corp.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USPEA) has issued the fourth Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) test order requiring testing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under USEPA’s National PFAS Testing Strategy.  This action orders the 3M Company and Wacker Chemical Corporation to conduct and submit testing on the physical-chemical properties of 2-(N-Methylperfluoro-1-octanesulfonamido) ethanol (NMeFOSE), including testing Read More

Asbestos Ban to Affect Eight Chlorine Manufacturers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced a final rule to prohibit ongoing uses of chrysotile asbestos, the only known form of asbestos currently used in or imported to the United States. The ban is the first rule to be finalized under the 2016 amendments to the nation’s chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Read More

Risk Management Program Amendments Related to Chemical Facilities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the finalized amendments to the Risk Management Program (RMP) to further protect at-risk communities from chemical accidents, especially those located near facilities in industries with high accident rates. The “Safer Communities by Chemical Accident Prevention Rule” includes USEPA’s most protective safety provisions for chemical facilities in history, requiring Read More

Proposed Rules for PFAS and Other Emerging Chemicals of Concern

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the latest efforts to protect communities and the environment from the health risks posed by certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are long-lasting chemicals that break down very slowly over time, and they have been used in many different consumer, commercial, and industrial products. USEPA proposes two Read More