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Regulation of Radiological and Chemical Carcinogens: Current Steps Toward Risk Harmonization

Editors' Summary: Until recently, the regulation of chemical carcinogens and the regulation of radiological carcinogens developed independently. Different governmental agencies operating under different statutory directives were...

The Explosion of Clean Air Act Regulation of Fuels

Editors' Summary: As the increased use of automobiles in the United States has offset reductions in auto emissions, legislators and regulators have sought new ways to address air pollution from cars. As part of that search, they...

Rebuttal: The Mixture Rule and the Environmental Code

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) "mixture rule for hazardous waste was vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Shell Oil Co. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1...

EPA's Continuing Jurisdiction Regulation: A Response to The Mixture Rule and the Environmental Code

Can listed hazardous waste escape the requirements of Subtitle C1 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA),2 without being delisted, simply by being mixed with other...

EPA's Mixture Rule: Why the Fuss?

For over a decade, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) "mixture rule" clarified the status under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act1 (RCRA) of mixtures containing listed hazardous waste...

A Practitioner's Guide to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act: Part III

Editors' Summary: This is the third and final installment in ELR's series on federal pesticide law. This month's Article discusses proposed rules for storage, disposal, transportation, and recall; export and import laws; federal...

A Practitioner's Guide to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act: Part II

Editors' Summary: This is the second of a three-part series explaining pesticide regulation. This installment discusses requirements for registration of pesticide producers, producer recordkeeping, end user requirements including...

A Practitioner's Guide to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act: Part I

Editors' Summary: Since 1910, the federal government has played a role in regulating pesticides. At first the motive was to fight fraud, but as pesticides became more sophisticated and as environmental concerns grew, the government'...

Allowable Emissions and Unallowable Discretion: EPA Acid Rain Regulations Violate Congressional Intent of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments

Editors' Summary: In 1993, EPA issued its final rules for sulfur dioxide allowance allocations under the acid rain provisions added to the Clean Air Act by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (1990 Amendments). As part of these...

How to Handle Difficult Chemicals: The Unused Tool in EPA's Chemical Toolbox--Section 7 of the Toxic Substances Control Act

Editors' Summary: After TSCA was enacted in 1976, some commentators described it as the most powerful of all the environmental laws. Congress intended it to provide for the comprehensive and direct control of commercial chemicals'...