Not all news needs to be covered through an extended article. But it is still important that you know about activities and decisions that may affect your business, communities and families. To help keep you informed, the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) routinely compiles a short listing of state and federal topics that we affectionately call SNIPS. If you have questions about these items or need environmental assistance, contact DCA at 800-926-8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- EPA Requests Input on Hazardous Waste Management in the Retail Sector – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Notice of Data Availability to collect information towards improving hazardous waste requirements for the retail sector. The EPA is responding to issues the retail industry has identified that they face in implementing hazardous waste regulations and seeks comment on existing data on the industry universe and amount of hazardous waste it generates and suggestions for
improving hazardous waste regulations for retail operations.
- EPA’s 2012 Toxics Release Inventory Shows Air Pollutants Continue to Decline – Total releases of toxic chemicals decreased 12 s annual Toxics Release Inventory report. The decrease includes an 8 percent decline in total toxic air releases, primarily due to reductions in hazardous air pollutant emissions.
- Public Notices for DAQ, DWM and DOW – Check this site for any public notices for the Division for Air Quality Division of Waste Management and Division of Water.
- EPA Partnerships Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Save Businesses Money – The EPA released its annual Climate Protection Partnerships report, highlighting the steps more than 21,000 organizations across the United States have taken to reduce greenhouse gas pollution while achieving significant environmental and economic benefits.