This letter details ECOS’ request for U.S. EPA to designate mercury and mercury compounds as priority chemicals under the Lautenberg Act.
These comments reflect state views on U.S. EPA’s draft guidance for access to TSCA Section 14(d)(4) Confidential Business Information.
This resolution identifies states as co-regulators with U.S. EPA; supports Cooperative Federalism; recognizes the need for adequate funding for state and federal environmental programs; opposes preemption of state authority; and supports authorization and delegation of programs to states.
This resolution seeks Congressional support of state brownfields programs through authorization of multipurpose grants, an increase in state response funding, and provision of funding for administrative costs. It also asks Congress to expand eligibility for brownfields grants to additional types of organizations, to expand the ability of organization to partner and invest in brownfields projects,…
This resolution requests that Executive Order 12580 be revised to clarify that federal facilities and federal lands are subject to appropriate state regulations and are not unduly shielded by sovereign immunity and lead agency authority; and encourages Congress to pass legislation acknowledging state authority for oversight of cleanup at federal facilities and federal lands. …
This resolution resolves that ECOS will coordinate its positions with the Natural Resources Committee of the National Governors’ Association; invite this committee to ECOS meetings; and ensure regular communication.
This letter provides comments from ECOS as part of EPA’s Federalism Consultation on the Long-Term Lead and Copper Rule.
This letter details ECOS’ reiteration of state environmental agency funding priorities as Congress addresses the FY18 budget for the remainder of the fiscal year. The letter also highlights some potential challenges with a final budget determination for U.S. EPA being made late in the fiscal year.
This letter urges Congress to support retaining the U.S. EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program’s funding and personnel with the Office of Research and Development (ORD). Retaining IRIS within ORD will help to ensure that state public health and environmental protection programs can continue to rely on IRIS’ invaluable and impartial health hazard assessments.
This press release announces ECOS’ new Executive Director Sambhav (Sam) Sankar.