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The Mexichem Conjecture: Regulating HFCs under CAA ... or TSCA?
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Kristin H. Gladd, Shengzhi Wang
October 13, 2017


EPA Publishes Background Documents for Five PBT Chemicals, Hosting Webinar in Early September
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Shengzhi Wang
August 23, 2017

Persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals (PBTs) receive expedited attention under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released background documents for five substances that it regards as PBTs.


The TSCA Inventory Reset Begins
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Timothy M. Serie, Ryan J. Carra
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 18, 2017


EPA Releases Final Guidance on TSCA Section 8(a) Nanomaterial Reporting Rule
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Shengzhi Wang
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 18, 2017


EPA Releases TSCA Final Rule on Prioritization of High-Priority and Low-Priority Chemical Substances
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Sarah A. Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 20, 2017


EPA Unveils Scoping Analysis for Risk Evaluations under Amended TSCA, Requests Comments on the First Ten Chemicals
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Zaheer H. Tajani, Shengzhi Wang
July 5, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the three framework rules called for by the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to direct future review of chemical risks.  Without waiting for those rules, however, EPA had previously launched risk evaluations for the initial ten chemical substances.


OSHA Proposes December 1, 2017 Deadline for First Phase of Electronic Reporting, Foreshadows Rulemaking on Anti-Retaliation Provisions
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Jayni A. Lanham, Michael F. Vitris
June 30, 2017

On June 28, 2017, OSHA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register delaying the initial compliance deadline for the electronic submission of worker injury and illness logs to December 1, 2017.


Unique Identifiers: A Little-Noticed TSCA Provision Could Have a Big Impact on CBI
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Ryan J. Carra, Timothy M. Serie
June 30, 2017

Protection for confidential business information (CBI) could be at risk under one provision of the amended Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) now under consideration by EPA. 


TSCA Nanomaterial Reporting Rule: EPA Delays Effective Date and Releases Draft Guidance for Public Comment
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Brook J. Detterman, Shengzhi Wang
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 23, 2017


EPA’s Plan to Implement Trump’s Proposed Budget Signals Massive Change
Authors: John Hanson, Daniel Krainin, Jacob Duginski
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 6, 2017


TSCA Reform Implementation Update
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Ryan Carra and Tim Serie
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 22, 2017


EPA’s Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Pose Challenges for Industry, Particularly Importers
Authors: Mark Duvall, Lauren Hopkins, Meghan Quinn, Jacob Duginski*, and Shengzhi Wang**
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 19, 2016


Impacts of the 2016 U.S. Election on Environmental Law, Policy, and Enforcement
Edited by David Friedland
November 16, 2016


A Few States Adopt Chemical Legislation Despite TSCA Reform
Authors: Mark Duvall, Ryan Carra, Tim Serie, and Shengzhi Wang*
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 14, 2016


New TSCA Requirements for Chemical Importers
Authors: Mark N. Duvall and Sarah A. Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 12, 2016


EPA’s Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Pose Challenges for Industry, Particularly Importers
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Lauren A. Hopkins, Jacob P. Duginski*, Meghan A. Quinn, Shengzhi Wang**
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 23, 2016


Chemical Data Reporting Rule: The Time Is Now
Author: Mark Duvall
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 30, 2016


TSCA Reform Becomes Law; Now the Clock Starts to Tick on Implementation
Authors: Mark Duvall, Tim Serie, Sarah Kettenmann, and Ryan Carra
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 22, 2016


Now That TSCA Reform Is Here - What's Next
June 9, 2016


What’s New About the Revised TSCA
Authors: Mark Duvall, Ryan Carra, Tim Serie, and Sarah Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 2, 2016


The District of Columbia and Washington State Pass Back-to-Back Bans on Flame Retardants
Authors: Mark Duvall, Ryan Carra, and Tim Serie
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 19, 2016


Beveridge & Diamond Sponsoring, Speaking at GlobalChem, March 22-24, 2016, Washington, DC
March 24, 2016


States Consider Over 60 Bills Regulating Chemicals in 2016
Authors: Mark Duvall, Ryan Carra, and Tim Serie
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 18, 2016


Key Governmental Obligations Under TSCA Reform Legislation
Authors: Mark Duvall, Ryan Carra and Tim Serie
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 18, 2016


TSCA Legislation Passes the Senate, Nears Final Passage
Author: Mark Duvall
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 7, 2016


On the Cusp of TSCA Reform, States Continue to Regulate Chemicals
Author: Mark Duvall
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 18, 2015


TSCA Reform Nears Enactment with Easy Passage in the House
Authors: Mark Duvall and Margo Ludmer
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 26, 2015


Amended Udall-Vitter TSCA Reform Bill Reaches Senate Floor
Authors: Mark Duvall and Ryan Carra
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 29, 2015


House Subcommittee to Revise Draft TSCA Reform Bill for May 14 Markup
Authors: Mark Duvall and Margo Ludmer
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 27, 2015


Udall-Vitter TSCA Reform Bill Builds Momentum for Passage; Senators Boxer, Markey Respond with Competing Legislation
Authors: Mark Duvall and Margo Ludmer
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 25, 2015


Environmental Appeals Board Vacates Penalties for TSCA Section 8(e) Violations
Authors: Mark Duvall and Margo Ludmer
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 25, 2015


States Consider Over Thirty Proposals Restricting the Use and Sale of Chemicals in 2015
Authors: Mark Duvall and Margo Ludmer
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 24, 2015


EPA Updates TSCA Work Plan for Chemical Assessments
By: Mark Duvall and Andie Wyatt
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 24, 2014


EPA Reworks Strategy For Regulation of Nanomaterials Under TSCA; Proposed Rule Sent to OMB
By: Mark Duvall and Andie Wyatt
October 13, 2014


TSCA Modernization Disputes Continue with Revised House Republican Discussion Draft
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 21, 2014


House Republicans Release Draft TSCA Modernization Legislation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 6, 2014


Senate TSCA Hearing Highlights Perils of Path Forward for Updated Chemicals Management Framework
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 15, 2013


Bipartisan TSCA Modernization Bill, Chemical Safety Improvement Act, Introduced in Senate
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 24, 2013


“Safe Chemicals Act,” First TSCA Reform Bill of 113th Congress, Reintroduced
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 16, 2013


Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 Mirrors TSCA Proposals, Would Greatly Expand FDA Authority Over Cosmetics
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 16, 2013


TSCA Modernization Proposals in Congress: Recent History and Prospects
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 25, 2013


States Propose to Regulate Chemicals While Congress Debates TSCA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 25, 2013


TSCA Implementation at EPA: Looking Ahead
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 22, 2013


TSCA Developments at EPA: Looking Back at 2012
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 22, 2013


Update on TSCA Developments in Congress and at EPA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 21, 2012


EPA Targets Articles Containing Action Plan Chemicals
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 21, 2012


EPA, Industry Propose New Prioritization Scheme for Chemicals of Concern
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 12, 2011


TSCA Developments in Congress and at EPA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 11, 2011


Senator Lautenberg Proposes Revised TSCA Legislation For 112th Congress
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 22, 2011


Senate Holds First Hearing of the 112th Congress on TSCA Modernization
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 15, 2011


Update on State Efforts to Regulate Chemicals
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 2, 2011


Prospects for TSCA Legislation in the 112th Congress
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 28, 2011


Developments in the Regulation of Carbon Nanotubes Under TSCA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 14, 2010


TRI Update: Additional Chemicals, and More on the Way
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 6, 2010


Senate TSCA Hearing Closes Out 111th Congress’ Focus on TSCA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 14, 2010


Cosmetics Safety Bill Would Incorporate TSCA Bill Provisions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 2, 2010


Proposed TSCA Amendments Would Target Nanomaterials
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 2, 2010


Proposed Legislation Would Overhaul TSCA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 23, 2010


Update on EPA’s Recent and Forthcoming Chemical Action Plans Under TSCA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 12, 2010


TSCA Reform Efforts Turn to Biomonitoring Studies for Support
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 12, 2010


EPA Issues Four Chemical Action Plans Under TSCA
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, January 5, 2010


Senate Oversight Hearing on TSCA Highlights Familiar Concerns, New Science
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 4, 2009


Congressional Hearing Builds Momentum For TSCA Amendments
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C, November 20, 2009


Citizens’ Petitions Under TSCA Seek to Change EPA’s Agenda
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 28, 2009


First TSCA Reform Congressional Hearing of 2009 Held February 26
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, March 3, 2009


The Kid-Safe Chemicals Act: A Significant Potential Change to the Toxic Substances Control Act
Beveridge & Dimaond, P.C., January 23, 2009


TSCA and Engineered Nanoscale Materials: EPA Seeks Public Comment on Key Documents
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 31, 2007


EPA Extends TSCA IUR Submission Deadline to March 23, 2007
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 18, 2006


EPA Warns That TSCA IUR Submissions Should Not Be Submitted Via U.S. Mail
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 16, 2006


EPA Amends TSCA Export Notification Rule To Reduce Burden
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 15, 2006


New TSCA Regulatory Activities by EPA
Cynthia Lewis
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 20, 2006