Category: Community Right-to-Know

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…Tier II?

Dec 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Best Practices, Community Right-to-Know

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With the end of the year rapidly approaching and people counting down the days to a nice holiday break, some facilities are even counting down to an end of the year shutdown. For many, there are a lot of things to take into account and it may go without saying that Tier II is probably…

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Alaska’s Tier II Reporting Journey

Mar 2018

Author: Laura Patrick

Categories: Community Right-to-Know, Regulatory News

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Tier II Reports are provided to local fire departments, Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) and State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) annually to provide information to these agencies in case of chemical related emergencies. Over the past several years, more and more states have transitioned from requiring printed Tier II forms or using Tier2 Submit to…

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EPA Releases 2018 Annual Report on Risk Evaluations

Feb 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Community Right-to-Know, Regulatory News

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In compliance with the amendments to TSCA the EPA has released it’s 2018 Annual Report on Risk Evaluations.  The report provides a high level overview for 2018.  In summary the following can be expected – Refinement of the scoping documents for the first 10 chemicals reviews in progress Prioritization for 40 chemicals (at least 20 low…

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The Tide-Pod Challenge – People Are Intentionally Ingesting Laundry Detergent

Jan 2018

Author: Chris Barfield

Categories: Community Right-to-Know, General Information

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Yes, that’s correct. The big craze on the internet right now is people trying to eat laundry detergent pods. As reported by the Washington Post, CNN and other major news networks, teens are daring each other to eat Tide pods. In the spirit of Porky Parry’s attempt to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon, the guy…

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New Additions to SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) Candidate List Shared in ECHA Weekly!

Jan 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Chemical Inventory Services, Chemical Management, Community Right-to-Know, Regulatory News

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In advance of the usual formal January update to the EU’s Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) the forthcoming set of updates have been shared on ECHA Weekly. In addition to an update to the intrinsic properties listed with BPA there are also seven new substances that will be added to the list…

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EPA Publishes Final Rule Adopting 2017 NAICS Codes for TRI Reporting

Jan 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Community Right-to-Know, Regulatory News

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The US EPA published a new rule that again requires 2017 NAICS codes to be used for Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting.  This is the second final rule that has been published to this effect.  The first time the rule was published earlier this year there was an error. The error was that the revised…

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SiteHawk Provides Support for Updated SARA Hazard Categories & Enhanced Data Export

Jul 2017

Author: Erika Scrimpshire

Categories: Chemical Management, Community Right-to-Know, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, Product Development, Regulatory News, SDS Management

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We are pleased to announce the release of version 8.9 of SiteHawk Communicator. The latest version of our cloud-based SDS management solution includes support for updated SARA hazard categories and a new data export tool. New SARA Hazard Categories On June 13, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency published a Final Rule; Technical Amendment to 40…

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Chemical Spill – What’s YOUR Plan?

Jan 2014

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, Community Right-to-Know, HazCom Compliance

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As much as anything, the moral of the story regarding the recent West Virginia chemical spill is:  Do you have a plan for a chemical emergency in your community or your company?  The spill of 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol, a chemical used in the coal industry, has raised health and environmental concerns in the community, but also…

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