Washington — Extending the life cycle of heat exchangers at the more than 500 gas processing facilities across the country “requires more robust inspection protocols,” the Chemical Safety Board has concluded after its investigation of a July 2016 series of explosions and fires at a plant in Pascagoula, MS.
Washington — The Chemical Safety Board must release details about chemical emissions resulting from industrial incidents and produce a reporting regulation within 12 months, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Feb. 4.
Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a draft risk evaluation that states the chemical substance Pigment Violet 29 “does not present an unreasonable risk of injury to human health or the environment,” according to a notice published in the Nov. 15 Federal Register.
Washington — Proper emergency response training and planning – coupled with early, coordinated communication among companies, first responders and communities – can help prevent chemical incident-related injuries and fatalities, a new "Safety Digest" from the Chemical Safety Board states.
Washington — The Chemical Safety Board is emphasizing the importance of preparing for the “unique safety challenges” posed by cold weather at refineries, chemical plants and other facilities that handle hazardous materials in a new Safety Digest and corresponding video.
Washington — Effective process safety management can help prevent hazards and incidents related to process unit startups and shutdowns, according to a new “Safety Digest” from the Chemical Safety Board.
Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on problem formulation documents for the first 10 chemicals slated for evaluation for potential health and environmental risks under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, as well as a systematic review approach document and a proposed significant new use rule for asbestos.
Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency is adding 13 nonylphenol ethoxylates to its Toxics Release Inventory Program, which “tracks the management of listed toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment.”