Regional Haze Rule, Chemical Data Reporting and More in the Week of May 30

Welcome back from the holiday weekend. With Congress in recess, Washington is set for a slower week. But federal agencies and interest groups are keeping business moving.

Here are a few events to watch:

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday will hold a public hearing in Denver, Colo., on its proposed regional haze rule. The rule would give an additional three years to submit revised plans on improving visibility in federally protected areas, including national parks.

On the chemicals front—also on Wednesday—the EPA will host a webinar on its chemical data reporting requirements and how to use its reporting tool for that process. These reports offer the EPA and the public certain chemical production, use and exposure information. The information helps the agency in its chemicals risk screening, assessment, priority setting and management efforts.

And on Thursday, 5 Gyres will host a webinar on ocean plastic pollution research and policy. The webinar comes the week before Capitol Hill Ocean Week, when domestic ocean policy and science will be delved into.

Finally, the Association of Climate Change Officers will host a webinar on understanding the Paris climate agreement and its implications.


Have a great week!