For the first time since the ergonomics rule was overturned by using the Congressional Review Act during the last days of the Clinton administration, yesterday, the Senate voted 50-48 to adopt H.J. Res 83, overturning OSHA’s rule “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records of Each Recordable Injury and Illness,” informally […]
Category: Regulatory Developments
In a final rule published in the Federal Register (FR) without opportunity for public comment, the EPA has delayed the effective date of 5 final rules that had been originally scheduled to become effective in February and March 2017.
In his second day in office, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke revoked an order issued on the last day of the Obama administration, which sought to expand the use of nontoxic ammunition and fishing tackle on lands managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and ban the use of lead ammunition on […]
Q. Are small containers connected to lab equipment by tubing that fill with hazardous waste in process and that are disconnected and emptied into a 55-gallon satellite accumulation drum when full considered satellite accumulation containers?
Thirty-three environmental and public advocacy groups from around the country have presented EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt with a petition requesting that the Agency thoroughly revise its national concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) regulations to ensure that pollution from CAFOs does not impair water quality.
On March 13, 2017, the EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an administrative stay to delay the effective date of the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act (RMP rule) published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently confirmed that two provisions of the hours-of-service rule that have been suspended since December 2014 will remain suspended.
Many news outlets have reported on a leaked 23-page budget the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent to the EPA, which recommends an overall 24 percent cut to the Agency’s total annual budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to go along with a 19 percent reduction in EPA staff. The OMB document itself has […]
On the same day that the Senate voted to repeal requirements that large federal contractors reveal safety violations, a U.S. Senator released a new report detailing contractor safety.
Policies to reduce regulation being advanced by the Trump administration have generated tremendous excitement among the most heavily regulated sectors. Industries that have fought for decades against federal rules—and, in particular, EPA rules—now see a rare opportunity to push for sweeping reductions of their environmental compliance burdens and actually see at least some of those […]