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EPA Denies Request to Ban Trisclosan
Posted on 23 Jul 2015 by E. Lynn Grayson

EPA has denied the January 14, 2010 petition submitted by the Food & Water Watch and Beyond Pesticides to ban the antimicrobial pesticide triclosan. The petition requested that EPA take the following regulatory actions: • Federal Insecticide... Read More

Senate Committee Passes Amended TSCA Reform Bill, S. 697
Posted on 22 Jul 2015 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On April 28, 2015, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed an amended version of the bipartisan bill S. 697, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this bill: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical... Read More

Safer Chemicals: Protecting Employees and the Earth at the Same Time
Posted on 11 May 2015 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Andi S. Kenney Chemicals, natural and synthetic, are all around us. We can’t live life without them--and we wouldn’t want to. But some chemicals are toxic to humans and the flora and fauna with which we share the earth. Replacing... Read More

TSCA Reform 2015: A Tale of Two Bills
Posted on 12 May 2015 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On March 10, 2015, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), David Vitter (R-LA), and a coalition of 15 additional Democratic and Republican Senators, introduced the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” (S. 697), [ enhanced version... Read More

Regulation of Chemicals in Consumer Products on the Rise
Posted on 6 May 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

In recent years, manufacturers have seen a marked increase in state regulation of chemicals in consumer products. While the regulation of hazardous and toxic chemicals in consumer products is certainly not a new concept, particularly on the federal level... Read More

EPA is Considering Amendments to its Chemical Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule that Would Impose Burdensome Additional Requirements on both Covered Facilities and Facilities Not Currently Covered by the RMP Rule
Posted on 8 Sep 2014 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On August 1, 2013, reacting to a number of high-profile incidents and the constant drumbeat from the Chemical Safety Board, President Obama signed Executive Order 13650, entitled Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security, [ enhanced version available... Read More