A coalition of environmental, food safety, and consumer health advocacy groups petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday to ban per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from food contact uses, and to “take aggressive action to protect consumers from
Continue Reading FDA Considers Petition to Ban PFAS Food Uses, As Companies Move Toward Phase-Out

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding three per-/poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of substances reportable under the agency’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting program.  Consistent with a recently leaked document highlighting priorities of the Office of Pollution
Continue Reading EPA Expands List of PFAS Subject to TRI Reporting

The new 2021-2023 strategic plan of the U.S. EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) floats a series of potential expanded reporting requirements under the agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) and Environmental Protection and
Continue Reading EPA Considering Expanded TSCA CDR and TRI Reporting Requirements, Environmental Justice Analyses

Facing a massive uproar from industry groups and companies, late yesterday EPA put a hold on enforcement of a newly effective prohibition on one “PBT” chemical and announced a new comment period to re-examine the rules issued on January 6,
Continue Reading EPA Grants Temporary Reprieve to TSCA PBT Chemical Prohibition, Re-Opens Comment Period

Citing difficulties experienced by numerous submitters using EPA’s online reporting portal, the agency has extended the TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) deadline for two months.

The CDR rule requires manufacturers (including importers) of chemical substances listed on the TSCA Chemical
Continue Reading EPA Extends TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Deadline to January 29

(Virtually) Live from San Francisco, Kelley Green Law Blog is reporting today from the Prop 65 Clearinghouse 2020 Conference …. the largest annual assemblage dedicated to the legal niche that is California’s “Proposition 65.” The Conference is always a unique
Continue Reading The Prop 65 Annual Conference: Notes from the Front 2020

Amid the flurry of products making coronavirus-related claims, some without legal approval or scientific support, one class of products raises unique questions:  so-called “pesticide devices,” like ozone generators and ultraviolet (UV) lights, which are instruments that claim to control
Continue Reading EPA Cautions Consumers About Ozone Generators, UV Lights, and Other Pesticide Devices Making Coronavirus Claims

The many U.S. companies that combust natural gas as part of their operations received good news today, as EPA announced that it will amend the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) “Fees Rule” to exclude from coverage manufacturers that only produce
Continue Reading EPA Announces Remedy to Overly Broad TSCA Fee Requirements, Including Relief for Natural Gas Combustion Operations

EPA has agreed, in a draft settlement, to conduct a rulemaking regarding the establishment of regulations to address potential “worst case” spills of hazardous substances similar to the existing “Facility Response Plan” (FRP) program for oil.  In a consent decree
Continue Reading EPA Consent Agreement Sets Schedule for Hazardous Substance Spill Response Rulemaking (**Updated**)