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Regulating PFAS Under CERCLA – Ambiguities and Uncertainties with Reporting Obligations

On September 6, 2022, the EPA proposed a rule to designate the two most studied Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) compounds, Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS), including their salts and structural isomers, as “hazardous substances” under Section 102(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA). PFAS

By |2022-09-27T16:33:16+00:00September 27th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on Regulating PFAS Under CERCLA – Ambiguities and Uncertainties with Reporting Obligations

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, September 2022

ARTICLE -- Lynn L. Bergeson And Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Author “Optimizing The Toxic Substances Control Act To Achieve Greener Chemicals,” For ABA’s NR&E Magazine: TSCA offers tremendous unrealized potential to promote the development of more sustainable industrial chemicals. Despite the fact that Congress significantly amended TSCA in 2016 specifically to diminish the human health

By |2022-09-21T17:14:06+00:00September 21st, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, September 2022

EPA Proposes New Superfund Designation of ‘Forever Chemicals’ If finalized, it could make PFAS polluters pay for cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new proposal on Friday to designate two of the most widely used per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as “Superfund.” Read more

By |2022-08-29T17:35:06+00:00August 29th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on EPA Proposes New Superfund Designation of ‘Forever Chemicals’ If finalized, it could make PFAS polluters pay for cleanup

Legislation aims to ‘fix America’s broken recycling system’ with detailed 2-prong plan

CPG and waste and recycling industry leaders are urging the House of Representatives to follow the US Senate’s lead and quickly pass “critical” legislation needed to “fix America’s broken recycling system” which, according to the Consumer Brands Association, is in decline as confused consumers try to navigate nearly 10,000 local systems with different rules and

By |2022-08-08T17:25:47+00:00August 8th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on Legislation aims to ‘fix America’s broken recycling system’ with detailed 2-prong plan

Inside an action-packed year for container deposits

Bottle bills were popular this legislative session, with updates and expansions passed or considered in several states. Susan Collins, president of the Container Recycling Institute (CRI), said in a July 6 webinar that “more legislation passed this year related to bottle bills than any year in the 13 years I have been with CRI.” Read

By |2022-07-21T19:43:19+00:00July 21st, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on Inside an action-packed year for container deposits

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