EPA http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6615/more en Will The Trump Administration's Regulatory Reform Agenda Include Rollback of EHS Regulations? http://ehstoday.com/blog/will-trump-administrations-regulatory-reform-agenda-include-rollback-ehs-regulations <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/uploads/2017/01/trumppressconference.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 360px; margin: 5px; float: left;" title="President-elect Donald Trump takes questions at a news conference at Trump Tower on Jan. 11 in New York City. This was Trump's first official news conference since the November elections. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)" />Welcome to part 2 of my 3-part blog series, which discusses how the Trump administration might impact environmental, health and safety regulation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/will-trump-administrations-regulatory-reform-agenda-include-rollback-ehs-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/will-trump-administrations-regulatory-reform-agenda-include-rollback-ehs-regulations#comments EPA Environment OSHA EHS OutLoud Blog Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:02:00 +0000 52391 at http://ehstoday.com <p>President-elect Donald Trump takes questions at a news conference at Trump Tower on Jan. 11 in New York City. This was Trump&#39;s first official news conference since the November elections. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)</p> Fiat Chrysler Accused of Clean Air Act Violations 
by EPA http://ehstoday.com/environment/fiat-chrysler-accused-clean-air-act-violations-epa <div class="field-deck"> With a sense of déjà vu, EPA announces FCA allegedly installed and failed to disclose software that increases air pollution from vehicles. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>EPA on Jan. 12 issued a notice of violation to <a href="https://www.epa.gov/fca" target="_blank">Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and FCA US LLC (collectively FCA) for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act</a> for installing and failing to disclose engine management software in light-duty model year 2014, 2015 and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500 trucks with 3.0 liter diesel engines sold in the United States.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/fiat-chrysler-accused-clean-air-act-violations-epa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/fiat-chrysler-accused-clean-air-act-violations-epa#comments EPA Environment News Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:21:00 +0000 52291 at http://ehstoday.com <p>As part of the certification process, automakers are required to disclose and explain any software, known as auxiliary emission control devices, that can alter how a vehicle emits air pollution.</p> Thinkstock The New Appointees: What Donald Trump’s Choices for his Cabinet Say to Me http://ehstoday.com/blog/new-appointees-what-donald-trump-s-choices-his-cabinet-say-me <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" height="376" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2016/10/25/Scott_Pruitt_EPA.gif" style="margin: 5px; float: left;" title="Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower on Dec. 7, 2016 in New York City to meet with President-elect Donald Trump.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/new-appointees-what-donald-trump-s-choices-his-cabinet-say-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/new-appointees-what-donald-trump-s-choices-his-cabinet-say-me#comments EPA OSHA OSHA Enforcement EHS OutLoud Blog Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:08:00 +0000 51921 at http://ehstoday.com The First 10: The Chemicals EPA Will Review Under New TSCA Legislation http://ehstoday.com/epa/first-10-chemicals-epa-will-review-under-new-tsca-legislation <div class="field-deck"> Asbestos and carbon tetrachloride are two of the first 10 chemicals to undergo risk evaluation as part of the reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>EPA on Nov. 29 announced the first 10 chemicals it will evaluate for potential risks to human health and the environment under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform.</p> <p>&ldquo;Under the new law, we now have the power to require safety reviews of all chemicals in the marketplace.&rdquo; said Jim Jones, assistant administrator of the of Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. &ldquo;We can ensure the public that we will deliver on the promise to better protect public health and the environment.&rdquo;</p> <p>The first 10 chemicals to be evaluated are:&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/epa/first-10-chemicals-epa-will-review-under-new-tsca-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/epa/first-10-chemicals-epa-will-review-under-new-tsca-legislation#comments EPA Environment Safety News Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:32:00 +0000 51491 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Feds, State of New Mexico Announce $143 Million Price Tag for Mine Cleanup http://ehstoday.com/epa/feds-state-new-mexico-announce-143-million-price-tag-mine-cleanup <div class="field-deck"> The settlement is the “product of excellent cooperation” between the state and federal governments and Chevron Mining Inc. to continue vital cleanup work at the Chevron Questa Mine Site. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Department of Justice (DOJ), EPA and the state of New Mexico have reached a settlement with Chevron Mining Inc. (CMI) requiring $143 million in cleanup work at the Chevron Questa Mine Superfund site near Questa, N.M. &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/epa/feds-state-new-mexico-announce-143-million-price-tag-mine-cleanup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/epa/feds-state-new-mexico-announce-143-million-price-tag-mine-cleanup#comments EPA Environment News Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:10:00 +0000 49761 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The Department of Justice, EPA and the state of New Mexico have reached a settlement with Chevron Mining Inc. requiring $143 million in cleanup work at the Chevron <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Questa">Questa</span> Mine Superfund site near <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Questa">Questa</span>, N.M. It is the largest settlement of its kind for cleanup work in EPA Region 6.</p> EPA Harley-Davidson to Stop Sales of Super Tuners that Increased Air Pollution http://ehstoday.com/epa/harley-davidson-stop-sales-super-tuners-increased-air-pollution <div class="field-deck"> Harley-Davidson has agreed to buy back unused super tuners and to stop selling super tuners that caused its motorcycles to emit higher amounts of air pollutants than allowed by EPA. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While it&rsquo;s not at the level of Volkswagengate emissions tampering, <a href="https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/harley-davidson-clean-air-act-settlement" target="_blank">EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reached a settlement this month with Harley-Davidson Inc.</a>, Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Co. Inc., and Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Operations Inc.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/epa/harley-davidson-stop-sales-super-tuners-increased-air-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/epa/harley-davidson-stop-sales-super-tuners-increased-air-pollution#comments EPA Environment News Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:10:00 +0000 49691 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Approximately 100,000 motorcycle enthusiasts attended Harley Davidson&#39;s 110th anniversary celebration on Aug. 29, 2013 in Milwaukee. The company reached a multi-million dollar settlement with EPA regarding super tuners that allow its motorcycles to emit higher levels of air pollutants than allowed by the Clean Air Act.</p> Scott Olson/Getty Images President Obama Signs Bipartisan Bill to Reform the Toxic Substances Control Act http://ehstoday.com/epa/president-obama-signs-bipartisan-bill-reform-toxic-substances-control-act <div class="field-deck"> On June 22, President Barack Obama signed H.R. 2576, the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” which modernizes the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In the the first major update to an environmental statute in 20 years, &nbsp;President Barack Obama on June 22 signed into law H.R. 2576 &ndash; the &ldquo;Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act&rdquo; &ndash; which modernizes the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).</p> <p>TSCA was first passed in 1976 to help keep dangerous chemicals off the market and avoid making consumers and employees sick. It particularly focused on chemicals that were known to cause serious health impacts, such as cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/epa/president-obama-signs-bipartisan-bill-reform-toxic-substances-control-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/epa/president-obama-signs-bipartisan-bill-reform-toxic-substances-control-act#comments GHS EPA Environment News Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:29:00 +0000 48511 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock TSCA Reform Heads to President Obama for Signature http://ehstoday.com/environment/tsca-reform-heads-president-obama-signature <div class="field-deck"> Once thought to be the weak stepsister of U.S. environmental laws, the first major reform of the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act received Senate approval and heads to the president to be signed into law. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, on June 8 praised the final Senate passage of the&nbsp;Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st&nbsp;Century Act.&nbsp;The legislation, which includes sweeping reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), now goes to the president&rsquo;s desk to be signed into law.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/tsca-reform-heads-president-obama-signature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/tsca-reform-heads-president-obama-signature#comments GHS EPA Environment News Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:38:00 +0000 48311 at http://ehstoday.com <p>In this photo from Jan. 10, 2014, leaking MCHN tanks at Freedom Industries are being off loaded into tanker trucks in Charleston, W.Va. West Virginia American Water determined that MCHM from the leaking tanks had overwhelmed the plant&#39;s capacity and contaminated the public water system for 300,000 people. TSCA now will require EPA to quickly review and regulate &ldquo;high priority&rdquo; chemicals, including chemicals stored near drinking water sources, and sets deadlines for companies to comply with new EPA rules.</p> Photo by Tom Hindman/Getty Images Plains All-American Pipeline Indicted on Criminal Charges Resulting From Santa Barbara Oil Spill http://ehstoday.com/environment/plains-all-american-pipeline-indicted-criminal-charges-resulting-santa-barbara-oil-spill <div class="field-deck"> Almost a year to the day of a May 19, 2015 oil spill, Plains All-American Pipeline has been indicted by a Santa Barbara County grand jury on 46 criminal charges. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley on May 17 announced that Plains All-American Pipeline has been indicted by a grand jury on 46 criminal charges related to the May 2015 oil spill in Santa Barbara County.&nbsp; A Plains All-American Pipeline employee also was indicted on three criminal charges.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/plains-all-american-pipeline-indicted-criminal-charges-resulting-santa-barbara-oil-spill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/plains-all-american-pipeline-indicted-criminal-charges-resulting-santa-barbara-oil-spill#comments EPA Environment Industrial Hygiene News Wed, 18 May 2016 15:27:00 +0000 47901 at http://ehstoday.com <p>A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, Calif. About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach, spreading over four miles of beach within hours. The largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters at the time it occurred in the same section of the coast where numerous offshore oil platforms can be seen, giving birth to the modern American environmental movement.</p> David McNew/Getty Images Survey:
 Pollution Control Is Seldom ‘Top-of-Mind’ http://ehstoday.com/environment/survey-pollution-control-seldom-top-mind <div class="field-deck"> A new survey released by Abanaki Corp. uncovers industry attitudes on pollution control and finds nearly a quarter of companies spend little or no money on pollution control programs and spend no time training personnel about proper pollution control. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="886"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:739px;"> <p><a href="http://info.abanaki.com/survey-white-paper-request" target="_blank">Abanaki Corp. recently surveyed pollution control professionals</a> and found that pollution control is far from a &ldquo;top-of-mind&rdquo; priority at most companies. In fact, respondents admitted that pollution control receives little budgeting priority.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/survey-pollution-control-seldom-top-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/survey-pollution-control-seldom-top-mind#comments EPA Environment Industrial Hygiene Training News Wed, 18 May 2016 15:09:00 +0000 47891 at http://ehstoday.com <p>A recent survey of pollution control professionals shows that clean wastewater is a primary concern, with 87 percent listing removing oil from water as &ldquo;most important&rdquo; or &ldquo;important.&rdquo;</p> Mario Tama/Getty Images