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EPA Head Resigns Amid Cheers and Jeers

The Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, Lisa Jackson, will step down this month after the President's State of the Union speech, the Environmental Protection Agency has anno...


Pipeline Spill Penalties Total $312K

ConocoPhillips has agreed to pay state and federal environmental regulators more than $312,000 in penalties and other costs related to a pair of corrosion-induced oil spills at the Kuparuk R...


U.S. Research to Examine Nano Safety

Nanotechnology in paints and coatings is spreading like wildfire, but how safe are the popular micro-materials for humans and the environment in the long run? That is one question that U.S. ...


EPA Retreats on Boiler MACT Rules

Manufacturers are declaring victory after the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it would indefinitely defer implementing controversial air quality standards for boilers and...


$3B+ Deal to Upgrade 11 Power Plants

The Tennessee Valley Authority will pay $3 billion to $5 billion to improve pollution controls on 11 coal-fired plants in three states, under a federal agreement announced Thursday (April 14...


Coatings, Chemical Groups Oppose TSCA Bill

Proposed federal legislation to tighten the Toxic Substances Control Act has drawn fire from the American Coatings Association and the American Chemistry Council.


Tnemec Adds to Linings for Secondary Containment

Tnemec Company Inc. has introduced epoxy and vinyl ester linings for secondary containment to its StrataShield product line.


Groups Plan Suit to Restore Lead Rule ‘Opt-Out’

A coalition of housing industry groups plans to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to restore an “opt-out” provision to EPA’s controversial new lead-safe practices rule.


EPA Delays Lead-Rule Enforcement

The Environmental Protection Agency, facing pressure from industry groups and members of Congress, has acted to delay enforcement of the agency’s much-criticized “Lead-Safe Renovation, Repai...


Free Webinar to Focus on Lead Rules

PWC: Painting & Wallcovering Contractor Magazine will host a free webinar June 24 on compliance with the controversial federal lead-safe rules introduced in April.


EPA May Expand Lead Reg to Public, Commercial Work

Just days after its controversial lead-safe rule took effect for homes and child-care centers, the EPA is weighing a similar mandate for commercial and public projects.


125K Certified on Eve of EPA Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects more than 125,000 contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by the mandated deadline of April 22, the agency says.


EPA Refutes Critics, Keeps Lead Rule on Track

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving to implement its sweeping new lead-safe rule on schedule and is strongly refuting the allegations of critics that are seeking to block it.


Iowa Approved to Enforce Lead Rule

Iowa has become the second state in the country to be federally authorized to administer and enforce the impending federal Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program. Wis...


11th-Hour Appeal Seeks to Delay Lead Rule

Just weeks before the two-year clock runs out, a dozen paint industry groups and retailers have joined forces to delay sweeping new federal lead-safe work rules set to take effect April 22.


Heavy Fines Loom with New Lead Regs

Less than a month remains for contractors to comply with sweeping new lead-safe rules or face fines of up to $37,500.


EPA, Coatings & Inspection Co. Settle

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the testing and metal coating firm, Magnetic Inspection Laboratory, Inc. (Elk Grove Village, IL), reached an agreement in October for the c...


EPA May Tighten Lead Paint Definition, Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to revisit the definition of lead-based paint and further tighten standards for lead-safe renovation practices above the measures already requi...


EPA to Reconsider National Smog Standards

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced this month that the agency would reconsider the 2008 national smog standards to ensure they are scientifically sound a...


$72M to Puerto Rico for Water, WW Work

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded almost $72 million to Puerto Rico in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.


Green Chemistry Awards Announced

The U.S. EPA announced the 2009 winners of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, a group that includes the developers of new, low-odor, high-gloss paint and coatings products.


EPA Fines Painter for Failing to Disclose Lead Risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken the rare step of fining a San Francisco based painting contractor $10,000 for failing to disclose information about lead-based paint ...


EPA Warns Facilities on Risk Plans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is warning facilities that use hazardous substances to submit updated Risk Management Plans as required by federal law. The agency has begun to levy ...


EPA Reinstates Full TRI Reporting

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reinstate stricter reporting requirements for industrial and federal facilities that release toxic substances that threaten human health and the...


Ex-Asbestos Training Head on EPA Wanted List

The Criminal Enforcement Division of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added Albania Deleon to its fugitives web site.


EPA Reports on Nanoscale Stewardship

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its interim report on the year-old Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program. The program’s goal is to provide a firmer scientific foundat...


Webinar Set on EPA Stripper, Coatings Rule

A Webinar will be conducted next month to help businesses involved in paint stripping and surface coating to learn about controlling air pollution to meet new federal standards.


EPA Reports on Nanoscale Stewardship

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its interim report on the year-old Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program. The program’s goal is to provide a firmer scientific foundat...


EPA Invites ‘Lifecycle Challenge’ Entries

The U.S. EPA and partners are inviting entries in the third annual Lifecycle Building Challenge competition, which recognizes innovative designs that minimize waste, reuse materials, and cut...


 
 
   

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