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