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FEDERAL AGENCIES LAUNCH EFFORTS TO BEGIN REGULATING NANOMATERIALS

Federal agencies are taking a number of steps to begin regulating nanomaterials, a new set of substances with unusual properties due to the extremely small size of their components. These efforts could ultimately include far-reaching changes in the approaches EPA takes to classifying and monitoring chemicals.

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EPA DEVELOPS METHOD TO BETTER DETECT PERCHLORATE CONTAMINATION

EPA is developing a new test for perchlorate contamination in an effort to address perceived deficiencies in the current method for detecting the pollutant in drinking water sources, agency and military officials say.

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EPA DEVELOPS METHOD TO BETTER DETECT PERCHLORATE CONTAMINATION

EPA is developing a new test for perchlorate contamination in an effort to address perceived deficiencies in the current method for detecting the pollutant in drinking water sources, agency and military officials say.

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FEDERAL AGENCIES TAKE MULTIPLE STEPS TO BEGIN REGULATING NANOMATERIALS

Federal agencies are taking a number of steps to begin the process of regulating nanomaterials, a new set of substances with unusual properties due to the extremely small size of their components. These efforts could ultimately include far-reaching changes in the approaches U.S. EPA takes to classifying and monitoring chemicals.

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS PUSH LATE LEGISLATIVE FIX TO AVERT PROP. 64 FIGHT

In an attempt to head off what many predict will be an expensive and nasty ballot fight, environmentalists are working with the Schwarzenegger Administration to craft a legislative fix to the state's troubled "unfair competition" statute. A placeholder bill has been introduced seeking to limit frivolous and punitive lawsuits, though business groups sponsoring a voter initiative seeking to overhaul the current law are denouncing the legislation as a late, ill-conceived measure that falls short of real litigation reforms.

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EPA Agrees To Increased Industry Input To Speed Pesticide Reviews

EPA has outlined for the first time changes to its pesticide review process that would give industry officials greater input in the science behind its risk reviews, while proposing that companies submit more information when seeking product registrations, in an effort to reduce the agency's review times.

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GAO, ACTIVISTS CRITICIZE DATA ON ACCIDENTAL EMISSIONS

Congressional investigators are urging federal agencies to improve the amount and consistency of data gathered on natural gas emissions, in an effort to help reduce pollution and prevent natural gas from escaping at a time when high gas prices and rising demand for energy are major political issues.

However, the Energy Department's Energy Information Administration (EIA) appears unlikely to aggressively pursue the recommendations.

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EPA Develops Method To Better Detect Perchlorate Contamination

EPA is working to develop a new test for perchlorate contamination in an effort to address perceived deficiencies in the current method for detecting the pollutant in drinking water sources, agency and military officials say.

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Federal Agencies Take Multiple Steps To Begin Regulating Nanomaterials

Federal agencies are taking a number of steps to begin the process of regulating nanomaterials, a new set of substances with unusual properties due to the extremely small size of their components. These efforts could ultimately include far-reaching changes in the approaches EPA takes to classifying and monitoring chemicals.

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