In December, EPA announced its intent to establish a Negotiated Rule Committee (NRC) under section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank. R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, for manufacturers of any inorganic byproduct chemical substances (e.g. mercury and other metals), when they are subsequently recycled, reused, or…
Below is the charter establishing ECOS’ Infrastructure Workgroup, which will fall under the auspices of the Water Committee.
As interest in Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) grows within both the public and private sectors, and the Materials Marketplace platform has emerged as a leading path to SMM, a historic Materials Leadership Council is being established among members of the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) and of the US Business Council for Sustainable Development…
State environmental agencies are demonstrating robust leadership through innovative approaches that tackle environmental challenges while facilitating efficient and effective use of resources. By sharing their initiatives, ECOS members can help their state counterparts resolve pressing challenges. In 2016, ECOS was pleased to receive a dozen outstanding nominations, three of which were selected by the ECOS…
This letter, jointly written by ECOS, the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) and the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM), notes the associations’ concern over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) position on Assumable Waters and Clean Water Act Section 404.
This letter, written to Vice President-Elect Pence, Chairman of President-Elect Trump’s transition team, documents key issues that ECOS members believe are critical to be considered early and thoughtfully as the EPA transition is carried out.
This letter, written to Robin Richardson, Principal Deputy Associate Administrator of the U.S. EPA, documents key issues that ECOS members believe are critical to be considered early and thoughtfully as the EPA transition is carried out.
This letter, written to Myron Ebell, lead of President-Elect Trump’s transition team for the U.S. EPA, documents key issues that ECOS members believe are critical to be considered early and thoughtfully as the EPA transition is carried out.
In this press statement, ECOS welcomes the release of the Drinking Water Action Plan that identifies critical areas in which time, attention, and collective action are needed to ensure that all Americans have access to clean and safe drinking water.
This press statement announces the recent release of ECOS’ report State Environmental Agency Business Process Improvement Activity 2010–2016.