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TRI Reporting Deadline Approaching

July 1, 2014 marks the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting deadline for reporting year 2013.  The report is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for various facilities throughout the US. The TRI tracks the usage of specific toxic chemicals … Continue reading

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2015 EPA Budget Proposal

In early March, the Obama Administration proposed the Fiscal Year 2015 (FY 2015) budget for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The proposed budget of $7.89 billion is $309.9 million below the enacted level for the EPA in Fiscal Year 2014. … Continue reading

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2013 Energy Benchmarking Reporting Deadline

The Philadelphia City Council passed legislation in mid 2012 regarding energy benchmarking for non-residential buildings in Philadelphia.  The bill established a system of reporting electric, oil, natural gas, steam, and water usage for non-residential buildings greater than 50,000 square feet.  … Continue reading

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EPA to Review Emission Factors at Refineries and Chemical Plants

A lawsuit was brought against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by Air Alliance Houston, Community In-Power and Development Association (CIDA), Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS) – represented by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP).  The lawsuit … Continue reading

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EPA Sets Updated Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new emission and fuel standards for cars on Monday, March 3rd.  The program, Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards, will begin in 2017 and will apply to passenger cars, light-duty trucks, medium-duty … Continue reading

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Obama Announces Stricter Fuel Standards for Trucks

Last Tuesday, President Obama announced that the next phase of fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy trucks will begin development.  The President made the announcement in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, at a distribution center for the grocery store chain, Safeway. … Continue reading

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2012 Pollution Data Now Available

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data from 2012 available to the public.  TRI’s are required annually by various facilities in industries such as manufacturing, metal mining, electric utilities, and commercial hazardous waste. The … Continue reading

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One Step Closer to Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifesting

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final rule on January 15, 2014 on the development of the national electronic manifest (e-Manifest) system.  The new system will upgrade the current paper system of tracking hazardous waste to an electronic one. … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes New Air Standards for Woodstoves and Heaters

In early January, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed updates to air standards for woodstoves and heaters.  The EPA states that these changes will make residential wood heaters significantly cleaner than the current standards require and establish new standards … Continue reading

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EPA Regulations on Generators at Health Care Facilities

Hospitals are no stranger to regulations, especially ones from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  In particular, the diesel powered emergency generators found at many health care facilities are subject to a number of EPA regulations and limits. These regulations were … Continue reading

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