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 call SNIPS. If you have questions about these items or need environmental assistance, contact DCA at 800-926-8111 or

  • 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 Takes Action to Protect Consumers from Harmful Chemicals That Can Cause Reproductive and Developmental Harm – The EPA issued a rule, known as the Significant New Use Rule, under the Toxic Substances Control Act and will require manufacturers (including importers) to notify the EPA at least 90 days before starting or resuming new uses of seven ethylene glycol ethers or glymes chemicals in consumer products. This notification allows the EPA an opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity.
  • Webinar: Financing Energy Efficient Upgrades with ENERGY STAR – Register today to learn about financing projects in the public and private sectors, the basics of performance contracting and how the EPA’s tools and resources can help you make the decision to improve your facilities now or in the future. The webinar will be conducted Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. EST.
  • Webinar: Benchmarking Water/Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Portfolio Manager® – Learn how to track the progress of energy-efficiency efforts and compare the energy use of wastewater treatment plants to other peer facilities across the country. Attendees will gain insight on how to measure and track energy use and carbon dioxide emission reductions in water and wastewater treatment plants to establish baseline energy use, prioritize investments, set goals and track improvements over time. Register today for the webinar, which will be conducted on Feb. 12, 2015, at 1 p.m. EST.