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Senate committee approves Andrew Wheeler’s nomination to lead EPA

Wheeler has been running EPA as acting administrator since Scott Pruitt resigned. A Senate committee on Tuesday approved Andrew Wheeler’s nomination to take over as permanent head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved Wheeler’s nomination on a party-line vote, 11-10. His nomination now goes to the full Senate…

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Nonylphenol Ethoxylates Webinar

US EPA Region 5 is co-hosting a webinar on Nonylphenol Ethoxylates on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 1-2 PM Central Time.  The webinar will address the new TRI reporting requirements for 13 NPEs and tools for finding NPE alternatives. For more information contact Janet Haff at U.S. EPA Region 5 at haff.janet@epa.gov. To register: https://lnkd.in/eUR7WnN

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e-Manifest ICR

A Federal Register Notice announcing EPA’s intent to submit the e-Manifest ICR to OMB for review and approval was published on February 8, 2019 (Go to Regulations.gov at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA_FRDOC_0001-23405 to view). The FRN provides an overview of the manifest program and proposes estimates of the time and cost for the public to respond to the…

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Should Your Hazardous Waste Be Managed as Universal Waste?

Shared from A&WMA Newswire By Elizabeth M Dickinson, JD Feb 1, 2019 Hazardous Waste Management Determining whether you are allowed to, and also whether you should, manage certain generated wastes as universal wastes rather than hazardous wastes is a dilemma that can plague a generator of hazardous waste. The questions the issue brings forth range…

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John Kim appointed as Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)

Today, Governor JB Pritzker named John Kim to serve as Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).  John is well known to the environmental community, as he currently serves as Chief Legal Counsel for the IEPA and has previously served in many senior roles at IEPA during his 25-year tenure there. https://capitolfax.com/2019/01/17/pritzker-names-another-deputy-governor-and-new-directors-of-iepa-idhr-and-idol/

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Reschedule of January 17th EPA Luncheon

Due to the government shutdown our luncheon meeting on Thursday, January 17th with USEPA Region 5 Regional Administrator, Cathy Stepp, is being rescheduled for a date to be determined in March.  Ms. Stepp has committed to working with us, as soon as the shutdown is over,  to find an agreeable date in March.  Watch your…

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