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Nanomaterials Guidance Under REACH Review
2.16.17
Source: Environmental Leader, 2/14/17
Summary: In a move that could affect US manufacturers and chemical companies that do business in Europe, the European Chemicals Agency is moving forward with nanomaterial guidance regulations.

Is your sustainable supply chain program really as good as you think?
2.2.17
Source: GreenBiz, 2/1/17
Summary: The trend is clear: companies are increasingly engaging their suppliers and investing in transparent networks. But is it enough?

MN: Discounts available to switch out solvent-based parts washers
2.2.17
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 12/14/16
Summary: The MPCA has developed a pilot project in partnership with Safety-Kleen that will give a 25% discount to small businesses who switch from a solvent to an aqueous-based parts washer.

Report Recommends New Framework for Estimating the Social Cost of Carbon
1.31.17
Source: National Academies, 1/11/17
Summary: To estimate the social cost of carbon dioxide for use in regulatory impact analyses, the federal government should use a new framework that would strengthen the scientific basis, provide greater transparency, and improve characterization of the uncertainties of the estimates, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report also identifies a number of near- and longer-term improvements that should be made for calculating the social cost of carbon.

Federal Register notice: Trichloroethylene (TCE); Regulation of Use in Vapor Degreasing under TSCA
1.11.17
Source: U.S. EPA, 1/11/17
Summary: Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a volatile organic compound widely used in industrial and commercial processes and has some limited uses in consumer and commercial products. EPA is proposing under section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution in commerce of TCE for use in vapor degreasing; to prohibit commercial use of TCE in vapor degreasing; to require manufacturers, processors, and distributors, except for retailers of TCE for any use, to provide downstream notification of these prohibitions throughout the supply chain; and to require limited recordkeeping.

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Storm Drain
The Industrial Stormwater Permit Guide is now available. This guide explains federal stormwater regulations for business, and the options available for compliance.

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The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership is an independent registration organization that recognizes those printers that have met the criteria that define sustainable business practices. Please visit the SGP website for more information.

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