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Biobased Chemical Manufactures Subject to Significant New Use Rules

Chemical manufacturers — including those that make several biobased chemicals — will soon be required to notify the EPA at least 90 days before manufacturing, importing or processing 25 chemical substances, according to an EPA rule that will go into effect July 7. The EPA’s new rule covers significant new use … Read more »

Manufacturers to EPA: Chemicals Can’t Be Included in New Rule

Automakers, aircraft manufacturers, chemical companies and other manufacturers have told the EPA that widely used chemicals — nonylphenols and nonylphenol ethoxylates — can’t be included in a proposed significant new use rule, Bloomberg reports. “Many of the NP and NPE Chemical Abstracts Service numbers listed in the proposed SNUR are … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: EPA Emissions Tool, Nuclear Loans, 2nd Coal Ash Leak

The EPA has released the AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT), designed to help state air quality planners estimate the emissions benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. According to the EPA, AVERT “aims to address a key reason states have not implemented previous EE/RE State Implementation Plan guidance.” North … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Cellulosic Biofuels, Ethanol Quota, Calif. Water Pipelines, RGGI Targets

INEOS New Planet BioEnergy has become the first large-scale facility to receive EPA registrations for the production and sale of advanced cellulosic biofuels from non-food vegetative waste materials. The center is scheduled to begin production in the third quarter of 2012. At full production, it will produce eight million gallons … Read more »