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Sep 30 2013 Topics: Conferences, EPA/Federal Agency | Comments

Save-the-Date: May 7-9, 2014 National TRI Training Conference

Mark your calendars for May 7-9, 2014 for the next National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities Conference!   The conference will be held at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia and include sessions on pollution prevention, environmental justice, and environmental public health, along with TRI and other sources of environmental […]

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Sep 04 2013 Topics: EPA/Federal Agency, Webinar | Comments

Free EPA TRI Webinar- “Upgraded Water Pollution Info Tool” Sept 12, 2-3pm ET

Join EPA for  their webinar–”Upgraded Water Pollution Info Tool” on September 12th from 2:00–3:00 pm Eastern time. Did you know that EPA has created a way to find information about who is discharging and what is being released into local waterways?  It’s true!  The DMR-TRI Pollutant Loading Tool uses discharge monitoring report (DMR) data submitted […]

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Apr 17 2013 Topics: EPA/Federal Agency | Comments

EPA TRI Website- Now Search by County, City, or Zip Code Plus Generate Summary Page With Graphical Layouts

EPA recently added more search functions to the TRI website.  A summary page is generated when you search by county, city or zip code off the main TRI page.  The summary provides not only data but graphical layouts as well.  These additions provide an even easier way to quickly find TRI data in your community. To […]

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Mar 26 2013 Topics: EPA/Federal Agency | Comments

EPA Proposes Addition to List of TRI Reportable Chemicals

EPA has published a rule proposing to add o-nitrotoluene to the TRI chemical list.   Comments on the proposal must be received on or before May 13, 2013. On March 13, 2013, EPA announced its proposal to add o-nitrotoluene to the TRI list of reportable chemicals. This proposal is part of the Agency’s ongoing efforts to examine the […]

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Applications now being accepted for TRI University Challenge

We’re excited to announce that we’re now accepting applications for the TRI University Challenge! EPA is challenging the academic community to find creative ways to use TRI data to promote more informed decision-making and action on the part of communities, manufacturers, and government. As a TRI stakeholder, we know that you understand the importance of increased […]

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Feb 11 2013 Topics: EPA/Federal Agency, Industry | Comments

EPA releases 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) information today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2013 The Chemical Data Reporting information will help EPA and others assess chemicals more quickly and encourage the use of safer chemicals  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) information on more than 7,600 chemicals in commerce. The CDR database contains comprehensive […]

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Feb 06 2013 Topics: EPA/Federal Agency, Industry | Comments

EPA Requires Nevada Gold Mining Companies to Correct TRI Reporting Violations

EPA Requires Nevada Gold Mining Companies to Correct Reporting Violations  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) settled with three gold mining companies, all subsidiaries of Barrick Gold Corporation, for failing to correctly report toxic chemical releases and waste management activities as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). “The Toxic Release […]

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Jan 16 2013 Topics: EPA/Federal Agency | Comments

EPA’s TRI 2011 Data Press Release- EPA’s 2011 Toxics Release Inventory Shows Air Pollutants Continue to Decline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 16, 2013   EPA’s 2011 Toxics Release Inventory Shows Air Pollutants Continue to Decline Total toxic chemicals increase as result of mining   WASHINGTON – Total toxic air releases in 2011 declined 8 percent from 2010, mostly because of decreases in hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions, even while total releases of toxic […]

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Aug 04 2011 Topics: EPA/Federal Agency | Comments

National Academy of Sciences Report Offers Framework To Guide EPA On Incorporating Sustainability In Its Decision Making

Date:  Aug. 2, 2011 WASHINGTON – A new report from the National Research Council presents a framework for incorporating sustainability into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s principles and decision making.  The framework, which was requested by EPA, is intended to help the agency better assess the social, environmental, and economic impacts of various options as […]

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Apr 22 2011 Topics: EPA/Federal Agency | Comments

EPA Seeks Comment on Petition for Bilingual Pesticide Labels

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EPA has received a petition from the Migrant Clinicians Network, Farmworker Justice, and other farm worker interest groups asking the Agency to require that manufacturers to make their pesticide product labels available in both English and Spanish. EPA is seeking public comment from all interested groups and members of the public before responding to the petition.

How to Comment

EPA is accepting comment on the petition until June 28, 2011. Responses to the questions below would be especially useful. The petition and EPA?s March 30, 2011 Federal Register notice announcing it are available in docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0014 at Regulations.gov.

Please submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0014, by one of the following methods:

Federal Rulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.

Mail: Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460-0001.

Delivery: OPP Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), Environmental Protection Agency, Rm. S-4400, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. Deliveries are only accepted during the Docket?s normal hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays). The Docket facility telephone number is (703) 305-5805.

For more information on the petition or to view the specific questions for comments, use the link below.
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ regulating/labels/biling ual-pesticide-labels.html

Background

At present, EPA allows pesticide manufacturers to add labeling in other languages, in addition to providing pesticide product labels in English. For agricultural products subject to the Worker Protection Standard, EPA requires that certain parts of the pesticide label include words or phrases in Spanish. In response to the petition request, EPA is considering whether to more broadly require bilingual labeling in English and in Spanish for more or all pesticide products. The Agency would like to receive public comment on the potential benefits and costs or disadvantages of a bilingual pesticide labeling requirement, and on the potential scope of such a requirement. Some options regarding the potential scope include requiring bilingual labeling for:

  • Certain types of pesticides
  • Certain use sites
  • Products containing certain active ingredients
  • Products in particular acute toxicity categories
  • Certain parts of pesticide labels

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