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EPA Turns Up the Heat on Refrigerant Regulation

Refrigeration and cooling systems face expanded and tighter regulation under a final rule recently signed by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.  The rule revises and expands EPA’s regulations for “Ozone-Depleting Substances” (ODS), which erode the stratospheric ozone layer that protects the … Continue reading

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Solvent-Contaminated Shop Rags (Wipes) – new EPA rule

At long last—we have clarity from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on solvent-contaminated shop rags (also known as wipers).  On July 31, 2013, EPA published a rule on the proper handling and disposal of solvent-contaminated rags/wipes.  EPA’s new rule … Continue reading

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EPA TRI Reporting – Activity thresholds for chemicals prepared one year and distributed the following year

A facility processes pipes, stores them for the remainder of the reporting year, and then ships them off site the following year to be distributed in commerce.  Are TRI chemicals in the pipes that were prepared but not actually distributed … Continue reading

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