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Civil Penalty Amounts Increased by OSHA

The U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule in the Federal Register that increases penalty amounts to adjust for inflation across its various agencies, including OSHA. The penalty increases are effective as of January 13, 2017.


2017 Construction General Permit Available on February 16—Mark Your Calendars!

Upon the imminent publication of a notice of final permit issuance in the FR, all 10 EPA regions will issue the 2017 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for stormwater discharges from construction activities to waters of the United States, better known as the construction general permit (CGP). Succeeding the 2012 CGP, the 2017 CGP will become effective for 5 years beginning February 16, 2017.