Whistleblower Alert: Politics and Procedures: OSHA Keeps Control and DOL Conforms Energy and Environmental Whistleblower Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a new rule, effective January 18 th , revising the procedures for handling whistleblower claims arising under the Energy Reorganization Act (ERA) and six environmental statutes: the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) ; Federal Water Pollution...

The Constantly Pending PMN: Low Volume Exemption Applications Are Living Documents

When available, a Low Volume Exemption ("LVE") is an attractive and quicker path to commercial marketing than filing a full premanufacture notification ("PMN") pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act ("TSCA"). Specifically, because LVE substances are never listed on...

REACH Alert: June 1, 2011- the Other Looming REACH Deadline

Now that the very important REACH deadline of 30 November 2010 for the registration of substances in high volume or high risk is passed, do not forget that another important deadline is around the corner: the notification of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles. The notification...

Comments Submitted in Response to the Proposed Rule on Pesticides; Policies Concerning Products Containing Nanoscale Materials

The Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA" or "Agency") solicits public comments about what procedures it should use to obtain more information on the use of nanoscale ingredients in pesticide products. 76 Fed. Reg. 35383 (June 17, 2011, hereinafter "Proposed Rule"). The...