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EPA releases draft risk assessments on 5 chemical uses from list of 83
Methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM), and n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in paint stripper products are among those being studied.
News Published: 1/31/2013
EPA Finalizes Clean Air Standards for Industrial Boilers, Incinerators and Cement Kilns
Agency says it addresses feedback provided by industry and labor groups, increasing the rule’s flexibility and dramatically reducing costs; says 99 percent of the approximately 1.5 million boilers in the U.S. are not covered or can meet the new stan...
News Published: 1/2/2013
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Resigns
Jackson might end up as the president of Princeton University, where she obtained her engineering degree. Other reports say that Jackson may make a run for New Jersey's governorship.
News Published: 1/2/2013
Cadmium Compounds Under Scrutiny in USEPA Action Metals Precedent May Be Set
NASF warns its members, especially those using cadmium, to carefully review EPA's recent action on cadmium and cadmium compounds
News Published: 12/4/2012
NASF Presents at NADCAP on Metals and Chemicals Regulation
The panel of presenters to NADCAP's chemical processing group included Paul Hogben, Boeing, NASF Board member Dr.Keith Legg, Rowan Technology, and Jeff Hannapel, NASF / The Policy Group.
News Published: 12/4/2012
TURI Receives $82K Grant from EPA to Help Auto Body and Repair Shops
The goal of the project is to provide safer alternatives and technical assistance to 30 auto body and repair shops to encourage them switch to non-solvent cleaning systems.
News Published: 12/4/2012
NACOSH and ACCSH meet in Washington, D.C., to provide recommendations on OSHA policies and procedures
OSHA's Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health discusses current safety and health trends and recent OSHA initiatives, including OSHA's ongoing fall prevention campaign.
News Published: 12/4/2012
California Air Quality District Holds Off On New Rules For Metal Plating
Air district has said that it will hold off on further developing the amendments until it resolves certain occupational exposure concerns related to tertiary butyl acetate (TBAc) and dimethyl carbonate.
News Published: 11/19/2012
New York State Proposes Changes to Coating Rules
Rules are in regard to federal control techniques guidelines establishing Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for VOCs emitted by surface coating processes.
News Published: 11/19/2012
EPA issues significant new use rules for 107 chemicals
Requires those who intend to manufacture, import or process any of these chemicals for new significant uses to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity.
News Published: 10/2/2012

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