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  • Regulatory Cooperation Council 2016 Work Plan Update: Chemicals Management

    Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has published the Regulatory Cooperation Council 2016 Work Plan update on Chemicals Management. This is joint effort on Chemicals Management between ECCC, Health Canada and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Their objectives are to reduce risk to humans and the environment posed by chemicals.  To meet their objectives they […]

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  • NASF – Legal Challenges: Chromium Electroplating Air Emissions Rule

    NASF Update July 21, 2015 “Federal Appeals Court Denies NASF and Activists’ Legal Challenges: Upholds EPA’s Chromium Electroplating Air Emissions Rule” “The U.S. DC Circuit Court of Appeals on July 21st denied NASF’s legal challenge to EPA and upheld the final federal chromium air emissions rule in its entirety.” Read full article here ************************************************************************************************** “NASF, […]

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  • NASF: Chromium Electroplating NESHAP & PFOS-Based Fume Suppressants

    NASF recently released a Regulatory Alert to notify members that the final chromium electroplating national emissions standard for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) rule has been released. The ruling prohibits perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS)-based fume suppressants from being added to tanks subject to the chromium electroplating NESHAP after September 21, 2015. In the regulation, PFOS-based fume suppressant is […]

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  • Canada – United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC)

    “Regulatory Partnership Statement between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Environment Canada Environment Canada (EC) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are committed to continue working together to deliver benefits for the public, industry and regulators while maintaining consumer protection, health, safety, security and the environment. The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council’s […]

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  • USA – New Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Bill may pass in 2015

    In March 2015, Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Tom Udall (D-NM), along with 14 bipartisan co-sponsors, introduced the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act”. The bill would overhaul current chemicals laws under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which was last updated in 1976. While reform legislation has been introduced in […]

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  • NASF – New TSCA bill may pass in 2015

    Posted by NASF March 30, 2015 US Chemicals Reform Legislations Introduced in Senate New TSCA bill may pass in 2015. “Earlier this month, Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Tom Udall (D-NM), along with 14 bipartisan co-sponsors, introduced the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act”. The bill would overhaul current chemicals laws […]

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  • Ontario – Joint Statement on Climate Change Shows Leadership

    The Ontario Ministry of Environment & Climate Change published a News Release on December 8, 2014  – Joint Statement on Climate Change Showing Leadership. “Ontario, California, Quebec and British Columbia Working Together to Achieve Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets” “Ontario, together with California, Quebec and British Columbia, issued a joint statement today, demonstrating leadership and collective action on climate […]

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  • NASF UPDATED – EPA Proposes More Stringent Ozone Standard of 65-70 Parts Per Billion

    “The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a more stringent national ozone standard, between 65 and 70 parts per billion, on November 26, saying the level is necessary to protect human health under the Clean Air Act. With an estimated cost to the economy of $3.4 trillion, manufacturing leaders in Washington are calling it the most expensive regulation ever.” […]

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