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Published: 5/2/2013

Comments Needed For California Antelope Valley AQMD on Proposed AIM Rule Changes
AQMD set to adopt the revised VOC limits and definitions on May 21

Published: 5/2/2013

Judge Affirms $81 Million Judgment Against Company in Hex Chrome Case
12 Oregon national guardsmen say they were poisoned while using the chemical while stationed in Iraq.

Published: 5/2/2013

NASF 1000, Surface Technology Initiatives Launched
NASF is committed to achieving a goal of 100 NASF 1000 participants by SUR/FIN 2013

Published: 3/4/2013

OSHA Hazard Communication resources available to help employers comply with new training and labeling requirements
Two new compliance assistance resources are available for employers to assist them in meeting the requirements of OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard.

Published: 3/4/2013

New Use Rules for 37 Chemicals Proposed; Most Raise Worker Issues, 14 Are Nanoscale
CCAI says that manufacturers, importers and processors of 37 chemicals could be required to notify the Environmental Protection Agency under significant new use rules (SNURs) the EPA proposed on Feb. 25.

Published: 3/4/2013

OSHA revises outreach training program requirements to provide greater transparency
Trainers cannot advertise that outreach training is OSHA compliant and pre-printed language on course completion cards cannot be obscured or covered, a provision intended to further protect the integrity of the OSHA course completion card.

Published: 3/4/2013

EPA Calls for 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations
Award-winning technologies during 2012 included one which saves $2 million to $20 million each year in each of eighteen plants, which convert bauxite ore into the raw material for making aluminum.

Published: 2/22/2013

SPI General Counsel Passes Away
Jerome H. (Jerry) Heckman, general counsel to the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) for more than 50 years and founding partner of Keller and Heckman law firm, passed away in January at the age of 85.

Published: 1/31/2013

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.

Published: 1/2/2013

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...