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EPA Officially Adds PFAS Chemicals to TRI Reporting Program

USA - June 22 2020 Earlier today, U.S. EPA officially added 172 specific per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals reportable each year under…

EPA Cautions Consumers About Ozone Generators, UV Lights, and Other Pesticide Devices Making Coronavirus Claims

USA - June 4 2020 Amid the flurry of products making coronavirus-related claims, some without legal approval or scientific support, one class of products raises unique…

EPA Issues Consumer Advisory on Products Claiming to Kill Coronavirus

USA - June 2 2020 Yesterday, EPA issued another in a series of recent advisories aiming to clarify for consumers and companies what they need to know about…

EPA Scrutinizing On-Line Sale of Anti-Coronavirus Pesticides

USA - April 30 2020 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is focusing substantial enforcement attention on the internet sale of pesticide products marketed with…

EPA Expands List of Approved Coronavirus Disinfectants

USA - March 27 2020 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to expand the number of surface disinfectants approved for use against coronavirus…

EPA Announces Remedy to Overly Broad TSCA Fee Requirements, Including Relief for Natural Gas Combustion Operations

USA - March 25 2020 The many U.S. companies that combust natural gas as part of their operations received good news today, as EPA announced that it will amend the Toxic…

Coronavirus: Does My Disinfectant Work Against the COVID-19 Pathogen?

USA - March 16 2020 With the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, and as stories of hording Purell and antimicrobial wipes abound, this practitioner has been inundated…

EPA Consent Agreement Sets Schedule for “SPCC for Hazardous Substances” Rulemaking

USA - February 13 2020 EPA has agreed to conduct a rulemaking regarding the establishment of regulations to address potential spills of hazardous substances similar to the…

California Proposes to Clarify Prop 65 Requirements for Internet and Electronic Sales

USA - February 11 2020 On January 31st, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed amendments aimed at clarifying certain provisions…

Coronavirus Activates EPA Emerging Pathogens Rapid Response

USA - January 30 2020 In response to coronavirus cases now appearing in the U.S., yesterday, EPA announced that the agency has activated its Emerging Viral Pathogens…