EPA Enforcement Initiatives for FY 2024 – 2027 

On August 17, 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) announced its Federal Enforcement Priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 – 20271. Every four years EPA selects enforcement and compliance priorities for the agency and its partners to prioritize resources and address challenges, such as climate change,

Are you ready for MoCRA?

The FDA announced that enforcement of the cosmetic facility registration and the cosmetic product listing requirements will be delayed until July 1, 2024. However, as of December 29, 2023, the following MoCRA provisions are currently enforceable: Recalls & Record Keeping Serious Adverse Event Reporting Safety Substantiation A copy of the amended MoCRA timeline is included

EHS Support Expands Team in Canada 

EHS Support is pleased to announce the addition of Farshid Emam as Compliance Specialist, expanding our team and presence in Canada. Farshid brings over a decade of environmental, health & safety, and quality consulting experience in manufacturing, laboratories, construction, contracting, and consulting. He has a diverse background in environmental, health, safety, and quality compliance, specifically

Ask the Expert: Dr. Tal Ijaz

Dr. Tal Ijaz is a Senior Engineer and Strategic Lead for our Allocation & Litigation Support team. After many years living in the United States, Tal is currently based in London. When he is not in the office, you’ll find him travelling throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. What do you find most rewarding about

Is Your Facility Ready for Annual Compliance Reporting?

Tier II chemical reporting season is now upon us, and the March 1 deadline is just around the corner. Here is a look at some of the key environmental, health and safety (EH&S) reporting and compliance deadlines that you should be aware of. If you need help determining which of these deadlines apply to your

Tactical Response Planning for Natural Disasters and Serious Emergencies for Spill and Emergency Plans

Tactical Response Planning for Natural Disasters and Serious Emergencies for Spill and Emergency Plans Your facility might include specific tactical response procedures or plans as part of the Spill Prevention, Countermeasures, and Control (SPCC) Plan, Emergency Response Plan, Emergency Action Plan, or as a stand-alone Incident Action Plan. A tactical response is a response by

Community Based Grantmakers Receive $600M in Funding for Environmental Justice Projects Across the Nation

On December 20, 2023, the USEPA announced the selection of 11 Grantmakers to fund environmental justice (EJ) programs across the United States. The Grantmakers received $600 million under the USEPA’s Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking program. The goal of the new grant program is to allow easier access to federal EJ funds from community-based organizations.

Proposed USEPA Revisions to the Guideline on Air Quality Models

On October 23, 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) proposed revisions to the Guideline on Air Quality Models,[1] (“Guideline”). The Guideline has been used in USEPA models to comply with the Clean Air Act and to predict ambient concentrations of air pollutants. Additionally, it is used across federal, state, and local programs to

Reporting and Recordkeeping for Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances under Section 8(a)(7) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

On October 11, 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) finalized revisions to TSCA Section 8(a)(7) rulemaking and reporting. TSCA Section 8(a)(7) provides authority for the USEPA to collect existing information on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The goal of the rule is to enable USEPA to better characterize the sources and quantities of