Tag: Chemical Safety

Gina McCarthy signs Risk Management Program Amendments

Risk Management Program (RMP) amendments are being finalized. EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, signed the rule (prepublication version) on 12/21/2016, and EPA is submitting it for publication in the Federal Register (FR). The final rule will appear on the Government Printing Office’s FDsys website (http://fdsys.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/home.action). The rule addresses accidental release prevention requirements and is a response […]

EPA Publishes TSCA Reform First Year Implementation Plan

When congress passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the act significantly amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) which had not been updated in 40 years. With this major reform signed into law, the clock begins to tick on important deadlines and milestones that the EPA must meet in […]

Chemical Safety Executive Order

An ammonium nitrate explosion occurred at a fertilizer company in West Texas in April and in June an explosion at a Louisiana Chemical Plant killed one and injured several. These are only a couple of several tragic chemical accidents at facilities across the United States this year. On August 1, 2013, in response to the […]