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New EPA Interim Guidance on PFAS Destruction  & Disposal
Apr 10

New EPA Interim Guidance on PFAS Destruction & Disposal

On April 9th, EPA published Interim Guidance on the destruction and disposal of PFAS chemicals.  Click here to navigate to  the EPA website which provides the Guidance and the Fact Sheet on it. Key points in the Guidance include: Advises that non-hazardous and hazardous waste…

Environmental Updates Impacting Your Community–Tues. April 23/6 – 7 p.m.
Apr 10

Environmental Updates Impacting Your Community–Tues. April 23/6 – 7 p.m.

Please mark your calendars and join us for the Chicago Bar Association's Law at the Library "Know Your Rights: Environmental Updates Impacting Your Community" virtual program to be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This environmental program is part of…

EPA Issues Final Rulemaking on Clean Water Act Hazardous Substance Facility Response Plans
Apr 05

EPA Issues Final Rulemaking on Clean Water Act Hazardous Substance Facility Response Plans

On March 14, 2024, the EPA issued a final rule that makes certain changes to the requirements for Clean Water Act Facility Response Plans. These plans address a worst-case discharge of hazardous substances from regulated facility.  Under the new rule, a “worst-case discharge” now includes…

Prop 65 Short Form Warning Changes: OEHHA’s 12/13/23 Public Hearing
Dec 11

Prop 65 Short Form Warning Changes: OEHHA’s 12/13/23 Public Hearing

OEHHA recently published proposed rule changes that will eliminate short- form label use to provide clear and reasonable warnings to consumers. New short-form warnings will need to be tailored to each product and identify a specific chemical and the nature of the risk to be…

EPA’s New PFAS Reporting Rule – Can It Be Done?
Oct 13

EPA’s New PFAS Reporting Rule – Can It Be Done?

Jennifer Nijman Just this month, on October 11, 2023, EPA issued its final rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requiring a wide range of companies to report and retain records of extensive PFAS data. The rule will take effect November 13, 2023. https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2023-10-11/pdf/2023-22094.pdf.…

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