Tag Archives: EPA

IPC Files Comments on TSCA Inventory Reset

On March 14, 2017, IPC filed comments on the EPA’s proposed regulations to “reset” the inventory by sorting the TSCA inventory into active and inactive chemicals.  The inventory reset is one of the implementing regulations under the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act” (LCSA) which amends the Toxic Substances Control Act […]

IPC Meets with EPA Transition Team on RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

IPC met last week with EPA senior staff to discuss our concerns with the recently published Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule and the February 24 petition for review filed with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals by IPC and eight other trade associations. Although EPA’s rule includes some common-sense updates that will bring greater efficiency […]

EPA Announces First Ten Substances to be Reviewed Under LSCA

On November 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first 10 chemicals that will be undergo risk evaluations under the recently reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA):  1,4-Dioxane  1-Bromopropane  Asbestos  Carbon Tetrachloride  Cyclic Aliphatic Bromides Cluster  Methylene Chloride  N-methylpyrrolidone  Pigment Violet 29  Tetrachloroethylene, also known as Perchloroethylene  Trichloroethylene Many of the listed solvents, […]

October 31, 2016 EPA CDR Reporting Applies to Many Manufacturers

The deadline for complying with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule is October 31, 2016. Under EPA interpretation of the CDR regulations, manufacturers who send byproducts, such as wastewater treatment sludge, spent etchant or spent baths, for recycling may be required to report under the CDR because EPA views the […]

U.S. Administration Releases Fall 2015 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

On November 20, the U.S. Administration released its semiannual regulatory agenda, detailing the rules that federal agencies will make top priorities in the next year. The Fall 2015 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions contains hundreds of rules in the works at agencies across the government, including many that have been in the […]

2014 DSW Rule Fails to Sufficiently Incentivize Recycling

On December 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a final version of the 2011 proposed revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule. Unfortunately, the final rule fails to provide adequate regulatory relief for manufacturers wishing to do the right thing by recycling valuable secondary materials. “IPC is disappointed that the DSW […]

EPA to Withdraw Controversial TSCA Section 8(d) Rule for Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds

In response to IPC’s advocacy efforts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will withdraw a controversial Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rule that would have extended reporting requirements for cadmium or cadmium compounds to those who manufacture or import these substances or products (i.e. “articles). EPA’s actions come on the heels of IPC and several […]

EPA Requires Manufacturers and Importers of Cadmium-Containing Products to Share Health and Safety Reports

On December 3, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register (77 Fed. Reg. 71561) a final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) rule that will extend reporting requirements for cadmium or cadmium compounds to those who manufacture or import these substances or products (i.e. “articles”). The final rule does not include […]

IPC Testifies to EPA Against Reopening the DSW (Definition of Solid Waste) Rule

We sent out a press release on this today. One of the key points: If the Rule is reopened, the increase in recycling of valuable metals and other materials would be potentially lost. In addition, the $95 million dollars in savings per year that the current DSW rule would provide affected industries including electronics manufacturers, […]