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Processing Plant Crosses Its Wires — Safety Board Finds Company “Did Not Follow Procedures”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The CSB found deficiencies in the facility’s design and labeling of the chemical loading stations, and failure to follow the company’s written chemical unloading procedures....more

President Trump Proposes Defunding the Chemical Safety Board

by BakerHostetler on

President Trump has proposed a budget for next year that would cut all funding for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. The Chemical Safety Board is an independent federal agency that has operated since 1998. It is responsible for...more

EPA Issues Proposed Rule for Prioritizing Existing Chemicals for Risk Review - Proposed Four-Step Process Aims to Incentivize...

by King & Spalding on

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its proposed rule for the prioritization of existing chemicals for the risk evaluation mandated under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st...more

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Provides Recommendations to Upgrade Employers’ Emergency Planning and Response Programs

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: U.S. Chemical Safety Board offers recommendations and best practices for chemical facilities regarding emergency planning and response programs....more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, July 2015

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

EPA Seeks Comment On Series 810 Test Guidelines: On June 17, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability for comment of several Series 810, non-binding, draft test guidelines developed by...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - November 2014 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Heat, drought worsen smog in California, stalling decades of progress: Los Angeles Times - Nov 10: Heat and extreme drought have worsened smog in California over the last year, stalling...more

Regulatory Threat to Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

A federal inter-agency Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group has called for the elimination of an exemption currently enjoyed by water and wastewater treatment facilities from the Chemical Facility and...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - July 2014 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus: House holds hearing on proposed ‘Waters of the United States’ rule - Association of California Water Agencies - Jul 9: The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a hearing...more

Chemical Safety Board investigator outlines discoveries from West Fertilizer, Charleston water incidents

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

A fertilizer plant surrounded by homes, schools, and a hospital. A chemical tank that was externally examined but not drained of liquid for a more thorough inspection. These were some of the factors that contributed to two...more

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