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EPA increases statutory civil penalty fines coming soon

Much of the recent financial penalty-related news in the EHS sphere has centered around the very large increases the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will soon make to its curre...

July 27th, 2016

EPA Proposes User Fees and Amendments to the Hazardous Waste Management System

Proposed Rule Change SummaryEPA is proposing user fees related to the national electronic manifest system (or e-Manifest system) that is being established by EPA under the Hazardous Waste El...

July 27th, 2016

Motor Carrier Safety Operations

Action Forcing Change SummaryFMCSA is amending the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) in response to petitions for rulemaking and safety recommendations from the National Tran...

July 25th, 2016

EPA Approves 16 Alternative Test Methods for Drinking Water Contaminants

New Action Forcing Change Summary EPA is approving 16 alternative test methods for measuring certain contaminants in drinking water. Public water systems may use the new alternative methods ...

July 21st, 2016

DHS Suspending and Modifying CFATS Submission Requirements

Action Forcing Change SummaryDHS is temporarily suspending the requirement for chemical facilities affected by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) to submit Top-Screens an...

July 21st, 2016

What does TSCA mean for businesses?

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is an especially rare breed in that the reform received bipartisan support and support from industry, government, and activist groups. It's a major ov...

July 20th, 2016

Employee death leads to six-figure OSHA sanction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently made news by responding to workplace fatalities in the fossil fuel industry. A spate of serious injuries and deaths in North Da...

July 19th, 2016

California OSHA Standards Board Proposes PSM Standard for Petroleum Refineries

New Action Forcing Change SummaryThe California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is proposing a process safety management standard that would apply to petroleum refineries and ...

July 18th, 2016

BOEM and BSEE Expand Drilling Requirements on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf

Action Forcing Change SummaryBOEM and BSEE are revising and adding new requirements to 30 CFR 250, 254, and 550 for exploratory drilling and related operations in the Arctic Outer Continenta...

July 18th, 2016

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Motor Carrier Safety Operations

Action Forcing Change SummaryFMCSA is amending the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) in response to petition...

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