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Changes to Existing Hazardous Waste Export and Import Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has finalized a rule to improve the nation’s hazardous waste regulations to protect public health and the environment. The updated Hazardous Waste Import and Export Regulations streamline the hazardous waste export and import process, implement mandatory electronic reporting for international shipments and electronically linking Read the full article…


EPA Promulgates Change to Training Requirements for Certified Renovators

Washington — Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency passed a change to their Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule that sets forth regulations for lead-safe work practices and the conditions under which firms and individuals are certified to renovate, repair, and paint pre-1978 houses and child-occupied facilities. Under this change, Read the full article…

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EPA’s SepticSmart Week

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conjunction with federal, state and local government and private sector partners — is kicking off its fourth annual SepticSmart Week to encourage American homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. More than 26 million homes in the United States — Read the full article…


EPA and DOT Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly finalized standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that will improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution, while bolstering energy security and spurring manufacturing innovation. The final phase two standards were Read the full article…


EPA’s New Waste Tracking Feature

WASHINGTON – Building managers can now track energy, water, greenhouse gas emissions and waste together in Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has unveiled a waste and materials tracking feature in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which is a free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial Read the full article…


Congress Passes TSCA Bill

The Senate has passed the Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576) the federal chemical control law, overhauling the Toxic Substances Reform Act ,updating the country’s standards for chemical safety, and giving the EPA new regulatory power over thousands of chemicals, including new ability to order testing. TSCA (toss-ka), the Toxic Read the full article…