Environmental & Regulatory Compliance News for May 2009

Environmental & Regulatory Compliance News Archive

EPA Contemplating Revisions to Definition of Solid Waste Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to review its revised Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule, which went into effect Dec. 29, 2008. The EPA will take comments on the rule at the request of a Sierra Club petition seeking an immediate stay and repeal of the 2008 regulation. The agency will hold a public meeting on June 30, 2009, at the EPA Potomac Yards Conference Center in Arlington, Va., to consider potential revisions to the DSW rule.

Washington Forum '09 Recap—Part I: From Card Check to Climate Change, Policy Under the Microscope Washington Forum '09 Recap—Part I: From Card Check to Climate Change, Policy Under the Microscope

Surface finishing industry members convened in Washington, D.C., April 28–30 for the 2009 Washington Forum, the annual event sponsored by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) in conjunction with The Policy Group, NASF's government relations arm. Topics of discussion spanned the spectrum from the impact of existing and pending regulations on manufacturing and workplace safety, to the outlook on the overall economy under the new administration.