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 | PFOA Contamination Could Open Vermont Manufacturers to Sweeping New Regulations of Products and Chemical Use and Management

The detection of PFOA in groundwater in southern Vermont has motivated legislators to consider legislative actions in either direct or indirect response.  While a number of legitimate steps could be considered, groups with long-standing agendas pushing for broad and strict regulations and penalties for manufacturers and other companies are taking advantage of legitimate concerns and […]

Update and Alert | Implementing State Regulation of Children’s Products Behind Schedule; Vermont Manufacturers Left in Limbo; Manufacturers Should Check if Covered

As you might know, Vermont enacted expansive requirements on manufacturers of products made or marketed for children in 2014.  The new law, referred to as Act 188, imposes reporting (and thereby testing) requirements for 66 chemicals used in products or present as contaminants, provides for publication of product information, and provides for potential addition of […]

Fast Moving Bill Could have Wide Ranging Consequences for Products Involving Pesticides and Related Treatments

In a move that caught a number of legislators and potentially affected parties off guard, the House Agriculture Committee last week rushed into introduction and passage on the House Floor a bill, H.861, that would greatly expand the regulatory authority of the Agency of Agriculture over any product treated with or otherwise integrating pesticides. The […]