SNIPSNot 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

  •  EPA Seeks Small Businesses’ Input on Lead Paint for Public and Commercial BuildingsThe EPA expects to conduct a Small Business Advocacy Review panel for the development of a proposed regulation to address lead-based paint hazards created by the renovation, repair and painting of public and commercial buildings as required by the Toxic Substances Control Act. Small entities that may be subject to the rule could be eligible to serve as a representative on the panel.
  •  EPA Solicits Public Comments on Action Plan for RE-Powering America’s LandThe EPA is seeking public comments on the draft action plan for its RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative. The plan guides the EPA’s efforts over the next two years to encourage renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills and mine sites when such development is aligned with the community’s vision for the site.