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Comment Periods Closing for EPA Rules on Chemical Prioritization, Risk Evaluation and TSCA Invent...
Comment Periods Closing for EPA Rules on Chemical Prioritization, Risk Evaluation and TSCA Invent...
As previously reported, EPA has proposed three framework rules under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); comments are due March 14 and 20:
Chinese Government Adds Plastic Industrial Scraps to Import Ban
Chinese Government Adds Plastic Industrial Scraps to Import Ban
Industrial waste plastics have been added to the list of solid waste imports banned by the Chinese government. This ban will take effect on December 31, 2018.
President Trump Proposes Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
President Trump Proposes Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
Surprising everyone�including his staff, Capitol Hill, the business community and the steel and aluminum industries�President Donald Trump recently suggested that he would unilaterally impose a 25-percent tariff on imported steel and a 10-percent tarif...
PLASTICS to Submit Comments on NAFTA Renegotiation, Requests Member Input
PLASTICS to Submit Comments on NAFTA Renegotiation, Requests Member Input
The Trump Administration has formally notified Congress of its intention to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada. Letters from United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer were sent to Senate...
PLASTICS Responds to Department of Commerce Request for Information on Manufacturing Regulations
PLASTICS Responds to Department of Commerce Request for Information on Manufacturing Regulations
As directed by the January 24, 2017 Presidential Memorandum, �Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing�, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a request for information (RFI) �on the impact of Federal permitti...
Connecticut Task Force to Reduce Consumer Packaging that Generates Solid Waste Underway
Connecticut Task Force to Reduce Consumer Packaging that Generates Solid Waste Underway
The Connecticut legislature passed a bill in 2016 that established a task force to study ways to reduce the amount of consumer packaging that enters the waste stream. That task force has been meeting this year and will continue to do so in the coming m...