Washington – The Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposed rule that would ban use of the toxic chemical trichloroethylene as an aerosol degreaser and as a spot cleaner in dry cleaning facilities.
Washington – The first budget proposed by the Trump administration would cut $54 billion in funding to various segments of the federal government, including the Departments of Labor and Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Washington – A group of 26 organizations is calling for congressional leaders to block attempts to nullify amendments to the Environmental Protection Agency Risk Management Program rule for chemical facilities.
Washington – A new video from the Chemical Safety Board depicts the events leading to an explosion and fire that killed two workers and injured 167 others in June 2013 at the Williams Olefins Plant in Geismar, LA.
Washington – The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing bans on certain uses of the chemicals trichloroethylene and methylene chloride, and is asking for input on whether to restrict use of N-Methylpyrrolidone, also known as NMP.
Washington – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has denied OSHA’s petitions for a rehearing and rehearing en banc of the court’s ruling that the agency failed to follow federal rulemaking requirements when it used a memorandum to announce a revised definition of retail facilities exempt from the Process Safety Management Standard.