What Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances are subject to Section 8(a)(7) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)? 

As we previously highlighted in our November 2023 client alert, USEPA finalized revisions to TSCA Section 8(a)(7) rulemaking and reporting. TSCA Section 8(a)(7) provides authority for the USEPA to collect existing information on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).   In this blog, we dive deeper into the question “What Substances Are Covered?”  Reporting and recordkeeping requirements

EPA Enforcement Initiatives for FY 2024 – 2027 

On August 17, 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) announced its Federal Enforcement Priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 – 20271. Every four years EPA selects enforcement and compliance priorities for the agency and its partners to prioritize resources and address challenges, such as climate change,

Are you ready for MoCRA?

The FDA announced that enforcement of the cosmetic facility registration and the cosmetic product listing requirements will be delayed until July 1, 2024. However, as of December 29, 2023, the following MoCRA provisions are currently enforceable: Recalls & Record Keeping Serious Adverse Event Reporting Safety Substantiation A copy of the amended MoCRA timeline is included

EHS Support Expands Team in Canada 

EHS Support is pleased to announce the addition of Farshid Emam as Compliance Specialist, expanding our team and presence in Canada. Farshid brings over a decade of environmental, health & safety, and quality consulting experience in manufacturing, laboratories, construction, contracting, and consulting. He has a diverse background in environmental, health, safety, and quality compliance, specifically

Is Your Facility Ready for Annual Compliance Reporting?

Tier II chemical reporting season is now upon us, and the March 1 deadline is just around the corner. Here is a look at some of the key environmental, health and safety (EH&S) reporting and compliance deadlines that you should be aware of. If you need help determining which of these deadlines apply to your

Tactical Response Planning for Natural Disasters and Serious Emergencies for Spill and Emergency Plans

Tactical Response Planning for Natural Disasters and Serious Emergencies for Spill and Emergency Plans Your facility might include specific tactical response procedures or plans as part of the Spill Prevention, Countermeasures, and Control (SPCC) Plan, Emergency Response Plan, Emergency Action Plan, or as a stand-alone Incident Action Plan. A tactical response is a response by

Community Based Grantmakers Receive $600M in Funding for Environmental Justice Projects Across the Nation

On December 20, 2023, the USEPA announced the selection of 11 Grantmakers to fund environmental justice (EJ) programs across the United States. The Grantmakers received $600 million under the USEPA’s Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking program. The goal of the new grant program is to allow easier access to federal EJ funds from community-based organizations.

Proposed USEPA Revisions to the Guideline on Air Quality Models

On October 23, 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) proposed revisions to the Guideline on Air Quality Models,[1] (“Guideline”). The Guideline has been used in USEPA models to comply with the Clean Air Act and to predict ambient concentrations of air pollutants. Additionally, it is used across federal, state, and local programs to

The Road More Travelled

As a continuation of the journey of living life on the road and being responsible for remote work and client site visits, we are finishing a 3,400-mile adventure that has taken us through twelve states in eight weeks. During this time, I completed four on-site work projects for three clients, including a two-week on-site project

USEPA Focuses on Compliance Assurance to Improve Environmental Outcomes

In its latest National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives (NECIs), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) makes the connection between compliance assurance and climate change. On September 28, 2023, USEPA directed all enforcement and compliance programs to address climate, wherever appropriate, in every matter within their area. To meet this challenge, USEPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance