SUSTAINABILITY OF KORTRAX® (Pat. Pending) BARRIER RESIN (BR)

Sustainability seems to be on every company’s list of things to put on a website.  However, it can be very difficult to assess every possible parameter and the effect a packaging or container has on the end product’s overall environmental impact or footprint. In this paper, we will highlight some of the major areas where […]

EPA and Government of Flanders, Belgium Pledge to Share Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Information on PFAS and other Fluorocarbon Chemicals

August 24, 2022 Contact Information EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON (August 24, 2022) – This week, EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) with representatives from the Government of Flanders, Belgium pledging to share publicly available information on enforcement and compliance assurance issues related to PFAS and other fluorocarbon […]

EPA hit a PFAS speed bump at the White House Office of Management and Budget but don’t expect a detour!

Article By Jeffrey R. Porter Mintz Viewpoints  Related Practices & Jurisdictions  Environmental, Energy & Resources  Administrative & Regulatory  All Federal Tuesday, August 23, 2022 EPA has been cleared by the White House Office of Management and Budget to list two of the hundreds of chemicals collectively known as PFAS as “hazardous substances” under the Federal […]

EPA hit a PFAS speed bump at the White House Office of Management and Budget but don’t expect a detour!

Article By Jeffrey R. Porter Mintz Viewpoints  Related Practices & Jurisdictions  Environmental, Energy & Resources  Administrative & Regulatory  All Federal Tuesday, August 23, 2022 EPA has been cleared by the White House Office of Management and Budget to list two of the hundreds of chemicals collectively known as PFAS as “hazardous substances” under the Federal […]

EPA Urged To Quickly Issue Plan For PFAS Superfund ‘Substance’ Listing

August 3, 2022 InsideEPA.com Dozens of House lawmakers and environmentalists are urging EPA to quickly propose two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for listing as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law, arguing the move alone would not ban the use of the toxic chemicals but would be a “first step” to holding polluters accountable. The […]

EPA Poised To Propose Major Rules On PFAS CERCLA Designation, RMP

August 2, 2022 InsideEPA.com EPA is poised to propose its long-awaited rule to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as Superfund “hazardous substances” as well as revisions to the Trump-era Risk Management Program (RMP) rule governing chemical facility safety after they cleared review by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  OMB […]

EPA Sees No Need For New PFAS SNUR Guidance Despite Industry Calls

August 2, 2022 InsideEPA.com Over a year after it withdrew a controversial Trump-era compliance guide for the significant new use rule (SNUR) governing several per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), EPA says it has no plans to issue new guidance or alter the rule itself, though one industry lawyer says questions linger on the issues the […]

NAS Advises Blood Testing For People With Elevated PFAS Exposures

August 2, 2022 InsideEPA.com A National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panel is recommending that health clinicians offer patients blood testing if they are likely to have elevated exposures to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) due to work or community exposures and advises federal agencies to launch research into PFAS in breastmilk and formula.  Such recommendations […]

Pesticides Are Spreading Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals,’ Scientists Warn

Common chemicals sprayed on many crops each year are cloaked in bureaucratic uncertainties  By Meg Wilcox on June 15, 2022 Scientists have been raising growing concerns for decades over the use of toxic “forever chemicals,” so called because their strong molecular bonds can take hundreds of years to completely break down in the environment. Widely […]

National Academy of Science PFAS Report Release This Week

Article By John Gardella National Law Review On July 21, 2022, the National Academy of Science (NAS) held a public meeting regarding progress made on its PFAS report for recommendations to clinicians and physicians for PFAS testing. The National Academy of Science PFAS report that is to accompany the NAS findings is set to be […]