Three issues topped the agenda at the summer meeting of FPA’s Environmental and Workplace Safety Committees:
FPA finalized the comments it submitted to EPA on proposed “pre-registration” notification and data reporting rule; the rule covers the new forms and uses of nanomaterials. EPA published the proposed rule in the Federal Register on April 6, 2015. FPA’s comments raise several issues. One involves the definition of a small business. Another cites arbitrariness and potential conflict between two applicability definitions. FPA also argues to exclude “articles” such as flexible packaging from coverage. FPA members have the potential to be affected by the rule if EPA’s April 6 proposal is finalized as proposed.