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Elevance Expands Cleaning Ingredient Product Line With Elevance Clean™ 1000

On August 4, 2015, Elevance, a BRAG member, announced the addition of Elevance Clean™ 1000 to the Elevance Clean™ Product Line. The new ingredient is a biobased cleaning ingredient that improves the performance of d-limonene...more

Massachusetts Issues Guidance on Addressing 1,4 Dioxane Sites

MassDEP issued a fact sheet in June identifying special considerations for responding to releases of 1,4-dioxane (“dioxane”), which was primarily used as a stabilizer and corrosion inhibitor as an additive to chlorinated...more

FDA Requests Comments on WHO Recommendation to Classify Two Common Industrial Solvents as Psychotropic Substances

On January 27, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) requested comments on a recommendation by the World Health Organization (“WHO”) to classify two common industrial solvents – gamma-butyrolactone (“GBL”) and...more

EPA's New Solvent Wiper Rule Wipes Out Maine's Policy

For many years, both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have wrestled with the practical question of how solvent-contaminated wipes should be...more

At Long Last . . . EPA Announces Rule on Industrial Solvent-Contaminated Wipes

On July 22, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had finalized a rule revising the definition of solid waste to conditionally exclude solvent-contaminated wipes that are cleaned and reused,...more

EPA Reduces Regulatory Burden for Industrial Facilities Using Solvent Wipes

On July 23, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it was modifying the hazardous waste management regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to conditionally exclude...more

Maryland Enacts Revisions to Insurance Acquisitions Disclosure and Control Act

With the 2013 Maryland General Assembly’s passage of House Bill 431, Maryland became the 16th state to enact new and revised standards and reporting requirements for insurers and their parents/affiliates that are part of an...more

DEP Proposes New Requirements For Industrial Solvent Cleaning Activities

On April 17, 2013, DEP posted to public comment proposed changes to its Chapter 130, Solvent Cleaning Regulation. The proposed changes would expand the applicability of the regulation from covering “solvent cleaning...more

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