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Visit The Carel Corporation at the 2011 TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair and Conference May 3rd and 4th, 2011 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.  We invite you to drop by our booth (#407) and say hello.  We will be available to discuss our services, new ventures we are pursuing and answer any questions you might have.  While you are there, please enter our drawing as well as pick up some of our environmentally friendly giveaways.  We hope to see you there.
   
Check out the 2011 TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair Flash Presentation   
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Check out our new blog! The Carel Corporation Waterblog.
 

   
Pollution Equipment News - Lisa P Jackson the Administrator of the EPA has just released a memo that listed the seven key areas that the EPA will focus on in the coming year.  
   
Read more at Pollution Equipment News..  
   
Lab Science News - EPA Announces Chemicals of Concern List  
   

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a series of actions on four chemicals raising serious health or environmental concerns, including phthalates. For the first time, EPA intends to establish a “Chemicals of Concern” list and is beginning a process that may lead to regulations requiring significant risk reduction measures to protect human health and the environment. The agency’s actions represent its determination to use its authority under the existing Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to the fullest extent possible, recognizing EPA’s strong belief that the 1976 law is both outdated and in need of reform.

In addition to phthalates, the chemicals EPA is addressing are short-chain chlorinated paraffins, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and perfluorinated chemicals, including PFOA. These chemicals are used in the manufacture of a wide array of products and have raised a range of health and environmental concerns.

The actions announced recently include:

  • Adding phthalates and PBDE chemicals to the concern list.
  • Beginning a process that could lead to risk reductions actions under section 6 of TSCA for several phthalates, short-chain chlorinated paraffins, and perfluorinated chemicals.
  • Reinforcing the DecaBDE phaseout – which will take place over three years – with requirements to ensure that any new uses of PBDEs are reviewed by EPA prior to returning to the market.
 
Read more at Lab Science News..  
   
The EPA recently finalized its Unified Guidance for the statistical analysis of groundwater monitoring from Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) facilities.  The guidance contains a compilation of statistical methods, which updates and replaces the earlier 1989 Interim Final Guidance and the July 1992 Addendum.

The Carel Corporation is familiar with the contents of the new guidance document and is evaluating application of new statistical procedures for its clients.

The document can be viewed in its final form at the following URL:

http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/correctiveaction/resources/guidance/sitechar/gwstats/


EPA Fact Sheet

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