Stephen Barlas: EPA soot rule to boost sales

September 28th, 2012 by

This article was written by Stephen Barlas and originally appeared on the website. Read the original article here. The big story in auto emissions has been greenhouse gases (GHGs) from tailpipes. The latest chapter was written on August 28 when the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation finalized Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency

EPA Announces Framework For Runoff

June 12th, 2012 by

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new framework to help local governments meet their Clean Water Act obligations. The Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework assists EPA regional offices, states, and local governments to develop voluntary storm and wastewater management plans and implement effective integrated approaches that will protect

EPA Drafts First Report of Electric Batteries

May 15th, 2012 by

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft assessment April 30 that highlights strategies for improving the environmental profiles of batteries used in electric vehicles. With the help of battery manufacturers and suppliers, recyclers, trade organizations, scientists and the Energy Department, EPA conducted a screening-level life-cycle assessment (LCA), which the agency claims provided some

NRDC Petitions EPA to Ban of Refrigerants

April 30th, 2012 by

On April 27, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restrict the sales of all refrigerants to anyone other than certified technicians. In calling for the sales restrictions, the NRDC points to the upcoming transition from R-134a now used in most vehicle air conditioners to

National Toxicology Program Carcinogens

November 29th, 2011 by

Addition of National Toxicology Program Carcinogens – Final Rule On November 26, 2010, EPA finalized a rule to provide communities with additional information about toxic chemicals being released to the environment. The rule, which will be effective on November 30, 2010, adds 16 chemicals to the TRI list of reportable chemicals. This action is part of

EPA Releases Progress Report

August 10th, 2011 by

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Transporation and Air Quality has released its latest progress report on “Vehicle and Engine Compliance Activities.” Click here for more information. (August 2010)

SPCC Resources

March 31st, 2010 by

(Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure) Here is an updated list of resources available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the SPCC rule: (March 2010) 2008 SPCC rule amendment – Federal Register notice (73 FR 74236; December 5, 2008) Complete Oil Pollution Prevention regulation (40 CFR part 112) EPA Emergency