By Brent I. Clark, James L. Curtis, and Craig B. Simonsen

Safety at workThe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced last week an expansion of its worker endangerment initiative to address worker safety violations through the use of enhanced criminal fines and penalties.

According to Deputy Attorney General Sally

By Andrew H. Perellis and Craig B. Simonsen

EPA published today a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) for Pentane, 1,1,1,2,3,3-hexafluoro-4-(1,1,2,3,3,3-hexafluoropropoxy) (Pentane SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S. Code Chapter 53.

The rule was adopted in response to the pre-manufacture notice PMN P–07–204, for the chemical identified as CAS No. 870778–34–0.

By James L. Curtis, Jeryl L. Olson, and Craig B. Simonsen

EPA has denied a January 28, 2014, petition by various housing industry groups, requesting EPA to develop a new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 8(d) recordkeeping rule aimed at building managers, building owners, and contractors that have or may need to

By Craig B. Simonsen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the public release of its Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) database which was previously used almost exclusively by EPA. The database contains comprehensive use and exposure  information on more than 7,600 of the most widely used chemicals in the United States, gathered from Toxic Substances