By Andrew H. Perellis and Craig B. Simonsen
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just issued a report on Critical Infrastructure Protection with a finding that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) action is needed to verify chemical facility information and to better manage its compliance process. Report to Congress, GAO-15-614 (July 2015).
Risk Level for Facilities
The Report states … Continue Reading
By Patrick D. Joyce and Craig B. Simonsen
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a draft assessment study last week showing that hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) activities in the U.S. may have potential impacts on the water lifecycle, affecting drinking water resources. 80 Fed. Reg. 32111 (June 5, 2015).
The report, Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil … Continue Reading
By Jeryl L. Olson and Craig B. Simonsen
In a busy day for vapor intrusion, last week the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency made several announcements about vapor intrusion.
First, it announced it had submitted a draft rule to the White House OMB seeking to add vapor intrusion to the pathways evaluated under the Hazard Ranking Scoring (HRS) System for … Continue Reading