Action Alerts | PFOA Contamination Continues to Motivate Broader Chemical and Environmental Regulations; Manufacturers and Others Should Be Aware and Consider Engagement

As reported previously, PFOA contamination in southern Vermont has prompted a range of legislative and regulatory responses that address issues far beyond the scope of just PFOA. Several new posts for News & Views address the most pressing legislative and regulatory developments that warrant the attention of manufacturers and others subject to or professionally engaged […]

Update & Action Alert | Legislation Moving to Expand Regulations Related to Chemicals and Hazardous Materials; Manufacturers Face Potential Increased Liability and Other Issues

The primary legislative response to the unfolding issue of PFOA contamination in Vermont are amendments made by the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee to a bill previously passed by the House, H.595.  The full Senate will be debating and voting on H.595 and the Committee’s amendments this Tuesday and Wednesday.  The House Fish, Wildlife, […]

Action Alert | PFOA/PFOS Emergency Rules Filed; Final Rule Proposals Pending

On April 13, ANR filed emergency rules with respect to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). Specifically, ANR has amended the Vermont Groundwater Protection Rule and Strategy to adopt the Health Advisories established by the Department of Health for PFOA and PFOS. ANR has also amended the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations to list […]

Resolution on Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform

The House last week passed a resolution, JRH.26, calling on Congress to pass reforms to the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Although AIV and other manufacturing parties support TSCA reform, and the House Fish, Wildlife, and Water Resources Committee made some modest changes to the resolution following AIV testimony, the resolution still makes a […]

Action Alert | Can Impasse on Employee Classification/Independent Contractor Reform be Broken?

H.867, which would make long-overdue changes to statutes defining employees and independent contractors for the purposes of workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance, is caught in a political impasse in the Legislature.  AIV and our allies are working to break this impasse, but it will be critically important for employers and independent contractors to contact their […]