Legislative proposals dealing with nanotechnology have been floated in Congress, but it probably will be at least a few years before there is any meaningful legislative action, said Dr. John Balbus, a physician and researcher with Environmental Defense, a nonpartisan group that says it avoids confrontation and works with business, government and communities for practical solutions in sustaining a healthy environment. … [Read more...] about Who Will Police Nanotech, Keep Us Safe?
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EC Adopts Guidance On Access To National Courts On Environmental Cases: The EC announced on April 28, 2017, the availability of a guidance document on access to justice in environmental matters. According to the EC, the guidance document clarifies how individuals and associations can challenge decisions, acts, and omissions by public authorities related to EU environmental law before national courts. The guidance is intended to help individuals and non-governmental organizations to decide whether to bring a case before national courts. The EC states that national courts can use it to help identify all the EU Court of Justice cases that they should take into account when they are faced with questions related to access to justice in environmental cases. With the guidance, national administrations are made aware of possible shortcomings in their justice systems, and businesses are provided with greater clarity on what EU rights and obligations are at stake in the decisions, acts, and … [Read more...] about Top International News in Chemical Policy and Regulation-June 2017: Europe
Strictly speaking, such actions can meet legal definitions of sexual assault if the woman didn’t give consent. During October 9 presidential debate, Trump denied committing such an act, but multiple women made public claims soon after. The four most highly publicized stories were reported by The New York Times, PEOPLE, and the Palm Beach Post. … [Read more...] about Dave Chappelle Argues That Trump ‘Implied Consent’ in Infamous Tapes
EnerNOC’s focus is on energy intelligence software and related solutions, including supply management, utility bill management, visibility and reporting, and facility optimization, among others. Notably, EnerNOC holds a market leading position in demand response technology, which continues to receive national and international attention. The United States Government Accountability Office, recognizing the benefits of demand response, recently released a report offering recommendations to the General Services Administration (GSA) and the United States Defense Department regarding its use and implementation. If used properly, these agencies could save millions of dollars in utility bills annually. Though the GSA has not consistently tracked this information, it is estimated that demand response technology saved the agency $888,000 in fiscal year 2012 alone. Utilization of demand response technology is projected to grow as entities from the government to the private sector … [Read more...] about Energy Technology Connections – September 2014
EPA Issues Final Rule Revising RCRA Hazardous Waste Import/Export Requirements: On October 28, 2016, EPA issued a pre-publication of a final rule significantly amending the hazardous waste import and export requirements under RCRA. EPA states that the rule amends existing regulations to make them more consistent with the current import-export requirements for shipments between members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); enable electronic submittal to EPA of all export and import-related documents (e.g., export notices, export annual reports); and enable electronic validation of consent in the Automated Export System (AES) for export shipments subject to RCRA export consent requirements prior to exit. (The AES resides in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)). The rule removes and reserves 40 C.F.R. Part 262 Subparts E and F, and expands the applicability of a reorganized and clarified 40 C.F.R. Part … [Read more...] about Human Carcinogens, Antimicrobial Pesticides, Cross-State Air Pollution: Federal Law Updates for Chemical Law and Science