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States Continue to Enact Chemical Legislation in 2017
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Lauren A. Hopkins, Marshall R. Morales, Timothy M. Serie, Shengzhi Wang
November 29, 2017


Steve Richmond Quoted in Inside EPA and BloombergBNA on Risk Management Plan Questions Arising in Response to Recent EPA Enforcement and Hurricane Impacts
September 8, 2017


Hurricane Harvey Recovery Resources Available
September 1, 2017

To aid in your recovery efforts, B&D will be updating a regulatory resource page for industry post-hurricane. Find links to helpful EPA, TCEQ, DOT, OSHA sites as well as updates like governors’ proclamations of disaster.


TCFD Report Will Shape Future Expectations for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
Authors: Kristin H. Gladd, Leah A. Dundon, Paul E. Hagen, Lauren A. Hopkins, K. Russell LaMotte
July 18, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD or Task Force) released its Final Report providing recommendations on voluntary climate-related financial disclosures.  The recommendations, developed by an industry-led task force of both users and preparers of disclosures, are intended to support the production of more consistent and clear financial disclosure of climate-related risks across sectors for use by investors, lenders, and insurers.  Most G-20 countries have existing legal frameworks that require the disclosure of material risks in financial reports.  Beyond legal mandates, investors are increasingly focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in evaluating potential investments and future business risk.  While the Task Force’s recommendations are voluntary and independent of the environmental sustainability disclosure standards currently under review in the U.S. by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (see Beveridge & Diamond alert on the SEC concept release), the recommendations will impact the approach many publicly traded companies take to data collection and climate risk reporting over the long-term.


EPA Delays Effective Date of RMP Rule Amendments, Environmental Groups File Challenge
Author: Stephen M. Richmond, Mark N. Duvall, Jayni A. Lanham
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 16, 2017


Perfluorinated Compound Nominated for Listing in Stockholm POPs Convention
Authors: K. Russell LaMotte, Katrina M. Krebs*
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 30, 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


EPA Stays RMP Rule Amendments and Grants Petition for Reconsideration
Authors: Stephen M. Richmond, Mark N. Duvall, Jayni Lanham
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 15, 2017


Maryland 2017 Environmental Legislative Agenda Set
Authors: Pamela D. Marks, Lindsey K. Selba, Jessica L. Kyle
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 10, 2017


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


States Consider 51 Bills to Restrict Chemicals in 2017
Authors: Mark N. Duvall, Timothy M. Serie, Shengzhi Wang
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 21, 2017


EPA Releases Final RMP Amendments, Awaits Response of New Administration
Authors: Jayni A. Lanham, Stephen M. Richmond, Mark N. Duvall
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 5, 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


New EU Disclosure Mandate for Proprietary Pesticide Data Has Serious Ramifications for Wider Chemical Industry
Authors: Harold Himmelman and Alan J. Sachs
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 15, 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


Beveridge & Diamond Hosts TSCA Implementation Conference
October 6, 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


Paul Hagen Speaking at International Bar Association's Annual Conference 2016
August 17, 2016


Brazil Proposes Sweeping Chemicals Legislation
Authors: Madeleine B. Kadas and Russell N. Fraker
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 8, 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


EPA Requests Comment on Tentative Denial of Petition to Expand Dramatically the RCRA Corrosivity Characteristic
Authors: Aaron H. Goldberg and Donald J. Patterson, Jr.
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 12, 2016


OEHHA Issues Additional Modifications to Proposition 65 Article 6: Clear and Reasonable Warning Requirements
Laura M. Duncan, Lauren A. Hopkins, Gary J. Smith, Meghan A. Quinn
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 1, 2016


OSHA Amends Existing Standards for Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
Authors: Mark Duvall, Jayni Lanham, and Michael Vitris
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 31, 2016


Does Your Toxic Release Inventory Make You a Target for Enforcement?
Authors: Jeanine Grachuk and Steve Richmond
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 24, 2016


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


Prop 65 Regulatory Activity Raises New Compliance Questions for Industry
Authors: Mark Duvall, Ryan Carra, Meghan Quinn
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 22, 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


Evolving State Green Chemistry Initiatives
Authors: Mark Duvall, Ryan Carra and Tim Serie
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 18, 2016


Former American Coatings Association Counsel Tim Serie Joins Beveridge & Diamond
Beveridge & Diamond, January 20, 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 Significant New Use Rule for Benzidine-Based Substances Signals Broader Approach to Regulating Chemicals in Articles
Authors: Mark Duvall and Andie Wyatt
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 7, 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


California Announces Initial Draft Priority Products Under California Safer Consumer Products Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 14, 2014


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


California Lists Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) as a Proposition 65 Carcinogen
December 12, 2013


Rite Aid to Pay $12.3 Million for Failing to Properly Manage Waste Products from its California Stores
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 12, 2013


California Approves Final Green Chemistry Regulations, Disapproves Key Trade Secret Provisions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 5, 2013


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


EPA Withdraws Health & Safety Study Rule for Cadmium in Consumer Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 18, 2012


More Enforcement of Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 4, 2012


California Green Chemistry: Public Comment Period for DTSC’s Proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations Extended Until October 11, 2012
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 23, 2012


California Publishes Draft Safer Consumer Products Regulations; Notice and Comment Period Open Until September 2012
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 9, 2012


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


California Reissues Draft Green Chemistry Regulations for Safer Consumer Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 16, 2011


EPA Proposes New Efficacy Test Guidelines for Public Health Antimicrobial Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 20, 2011


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


EPA Focuses on Chemicals in Articles With Expected PBDEs SNUR
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 28, 2011


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


Synthetic Biology – Biotechnology Takes a Big Step Forward
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 11, 2010


House Discusses Potential Dramatic Changes to U.S. Chemicals Law
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 5, 2010


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


Proposition 65: Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Recommends 27 Chemicals for Review by Carcinogen Identification Committee
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 28, 2010


EPA Delays Enforcement of New Lead-Based Paint Certification and Training Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 25, 2010


Congress Enacts “Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act” Amending the Toxic Substances Control Act
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 24, 2010


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


California Releases Draft Outline for Green Chemistry Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 6, 2010


Green Chemistry Developments at the Federal and State Levels
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 5, 2010


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


EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Requirements For Renovation of Residential Properties Go Into Effect In April 2010
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 14, 2010


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


Update on Developments in EPA Regulation of Nanotechnology
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 5, 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


House of Representatives Passes Chemical Plant and Water Utility Security Legislation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 17, 2009


California Releases Revised Proposal for Green Chemistry Consumer Product Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 16, 2009


Mandatory Reporting Deadline Approaching Under California’s Safe Cosmetics Program
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 30, 2009


California Solicits Comments on Draft Green Chemistry Regulations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, July 16, 2009


Update on EPA’s Regulation of Carbon Nanotubes under the Toxic Substances Control Act
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, July 10, 2009


Proving Antimicrobial Efficacy - A Continuing Controversy
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, July 9, 2009


Science at EPA Is Changing Quickly, With Big Potential Consequences
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 19, 2009


Green Chemistry: Implementing Changes to Chemical Use in California
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 2, 2009


U.S. RoHS and Conflict Minerals Legislation Introduced in Congress
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 22, 2009


Mandatory Self-Disclosure of Product Problems to the CPSC
Expanded CPSC Reporting Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 18, 2009


California Court Affirms Proposition 65 Labor Code Listing Mechanism
Ruling Would Permit Adding Chemicals to Proposition 65 List
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 15, 2009


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


The Road Ahead for FDA: Changes in Leadership and Challenges
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 17, 2009


Bisphenol A Ban Proposals Proliferate
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 17, 2009


TRI Developments
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 3, 2009


Mercury in the News: Recent Developments
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, March 13, 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


Bisphenol A Developments in 2008: The Year in Review
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, January 9, 2009


California Green Chemistry Initiative Recommends Actions to Address Toxics in Products
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 29, 2008


Consumers Union Requests FDA Safety Assessment on Use of Nanoparticles in Cosmetics and Sunscreens
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, December 11, 2008


Carbon Nanotubes Targeted in California’s First Mandatory Information Call-In for Nanomaterials
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, December 5, 2008


EPA Requests Comments on Rulemaking Petition Seeking Greater FIFRA Regulation of Nano-Silver
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, December 3, 2008


CPSC Implements New Consumer Product Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 25, 2008


CPSC Requests Comments on Phthalates Ban
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, November 20, 2008


EPA Announces Proposed New Chemical Testing Rule and Holds Public Meeting on Voluntary Chemical Evaluation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 20, 2008


President Signs Bill Overhauling Consumer Product Safety Laws
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, August 14, 2008


UK Organizations Seek Comment on Draft Voluntary Code of Conduct for Nanotechnology
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 24, 2007


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


EPA Launches Nanotechnology Stewardship Efforts
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 26, 2006