More Shale Development Means More Industry Regulation

Law360, New York (June 18, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT) -- Under section 8(a) of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires “manufacturers” to provide periodic updates to the national inventory of chemical substances (the TSCA Iinventory).

A number of gas processors have reported butane, ethane, propane, sulfur and other substances under previous Inventory Update Rule (IUR) cycles.[1] Since the last reporting cycle, however, shale gas development has increased dramatically, and the EPA has tightened certain thresholds.

This combination suggests that more gas processing sites will be subject to reporting than in...
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