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EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has joined partners across federal, tribal, state, and local governments in preparation for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed setting a blending mandate of 19.88 billion gallons for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), 3 percent higher from this year’s and in line with expectations. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Employers considering an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for their workforce must weigh many factors as they make their decision. Because an EAP addresses sensitive issues such as mental health and substance abuse, understanding how to best frame.. more

Training & Human Resources

EPA's enforcement presence has been reduced over the past several years. This trend will continue during the Trump administration as EPA redefines its relationship with states and tribes. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Andeavor, one of the largest U.S. refining companies has reported saving $100 million over the past two years due to lower compliance costs related to the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Global energy giants Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil have asked U.S. regulators for exemptions to the nation’s biofuels policy that have historically been reserved for small companies in financial distress, according to sources familiar with the matter more

Refining/Petrochemical

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its 2016 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Celanese Corp.'s Bay City, Texas, vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) and Frankfurt, Germany, polyoxymethylene (POM) manufacturing facilities have been recognized by the U.S. EPA for achieving the ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry in 2017. more

Renewables

The rule, also known as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, was widely criticized for expanding jurisdiction over tributaries and wetlands. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The Environmental Protection Agency has exempted one of the nation’s largest oil refining companies, Andeavor (ANDV.N), from complying with U.S. biofuels regulations - a waiver historically reserved for tiny operations in danger of going belly up. more

Refining/Petrochemical

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Flower Baking Company and Marathon Petroleum, earned ENERGY STAR certifications for their superior energy performance in 2017. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

U.S. demand for high octane gasoline could decline if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) changes fuel efficiency rules established under the Obama administration. more

Natural Gas

A U.S. bankruptcy judge approved Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ plan for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Delaware court on Monday, clearing the path for the largest and oldest refinery on the U.S. East Coast to begin its latest recovery. more

Refining/Petrochemical

Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed amendments to the Petroleum Refinery Sector Risk and Technology Review and the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). more

Refining/Petrochemical

PAIG’s mission is to improve the quality of life and health of Port Arthur residents by enhancing educational, employment and health care opportunities; improving the environment; and supporting community improvements and economic development. more

Training & Human Resources

EPA is continuing its attempts to stay or postpone various Obama-era requirements on the oil and gas industry. It has proposed 90-day and two-year stays of the most recent and encompassing regulations imposed during the last years of the Obama admin. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

the Industrial Safety Training Council (ISTC) has kept up with the changing demands of area petrochemical plants, taking contractor compliance to a whole new level. ISTC has continued to create, compile and maintain contractor compliance data since more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a rule establishing the required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program for 2018 and biomass-based diesel for 2019. more

Renewables

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is on schedule to fulfill his directive to reduce its staff nearly in half by the end of his first term mostly through retirements, not cuts, according to officials. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The Trump administration has recently signaled a retrenchment in agency actions. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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