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Former EPA Officials See Uncertain Future For 'Next Generation' Compliance

Former EPA officials say the agency's “Next Generation” compliance effort that focuses on data-driven monitoring and self-enforcement of rules faces uncertain prospects in the next administration even if Democrat Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election, because it is unclear whether a future EPA enforcement chief would support it.
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EPA, OSHA Ready Facility IST Guide, Sidestepping Calls For Rule Mandate

EPA and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) are planning to soon issue long-promised guidance to assist facilities in assessing whether inherently safer technologies (IST), like safer chemicals or processes, would reduce risks of facility accidents and worker injuries, underscoring that federal officials will likely forgo requiring that facilities use those safety measures in future rules.

EPA Reaffirms Plan For Off-Site Disposal Of Housatonic River Sediment

EPA has issued a final cleanup remedy decision for a 125-mile stretch of the Housatonic River, a large contaminated sediment site in Massachusetts, that reaffirms the agency's plan to dispose of excavated polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-contaminated sediment off-site despite opposition from potentially responsible party General Electric (GE).

White House Review Of Paintstripper Rule Marks Increase In TSCA Regulation

States, Industries Warn Of Costs, Delays With EPA Air Permit Reform Plan

Rural Water Utilities Seek To Keep Lead Reporting Provision From WRDA

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