Category: Regulatory Developments

California Employer Rights Under Prop 64: Are Workplaces Going to Pot?

On November 8, 2016, voters in three states—including California—approved ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana use. Most provisions of the new rule, Proposition 64, became effective immediately—but the provision allowing commercial sale of marijuana was delayed: it goes into effect on January 1, 2018. On that date, the commercial sale of marijuana and marijuana-containing products […]

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New Requirements for Wool Fiberglass Sector

In a final rule, the EPA has revised several Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements and established new requirements for five existing facilities engaged in wool fiberglass manufacturing. The rule is the product of the technology review the Agency conducted as part of its residual risk and technology review (RTR). The new requirements affect emissions of […]

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Amendments Planned for Agricultural WPS

The EPA has issued several documents in anticipation of amending provisions of the Obama administration’s agricultural Worker Protection Standard ((WPS), November 2, 2015, FR) and Certification of Pesticide Applicators Rule (January 4, 2017, FR). Three requirements of the WPS—minimum age, designated representative, and application exclusion zones—are targeted for possible amendment. The minimum age requirement in […]

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RCRA Flash Point Proposal Planned

In its Fall 2017 Regulatory Agenda, the EPA included upcoming actions it plans to take to update and amend several Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) contaminant-testing procedures, each involving flash point levels used to make hazardous waste determinations.

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EPA Requests Public Comments on CPP Replacement

As the EPA continues on its path toward repealing the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Agency is also beginning to build a foundation for issuing a new rule to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from existing coal-fired power plants. As part of that process, the Agency has issued an advanced notice of […]

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OSHA Proposes Requiring Electronic Submission of 300A Forms Only

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has said that it wants to reconsider, revise, or remove provisions of the Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule—one of the reasons the requirements have been delayed. The recently released fall 2017 Unified Regulatory Agenda provides some insight into what we should expect from […]

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Are You Prepared for the UST O&M Deadline?

October 2018 is the final deadline for complying with the remaining requirements of the federal 2015 underground storage tank (UST) amendments. If you are not already in compliance with these amendments, it is time to start preparing. Today we will look at the operation and maintenance (O&M) requirements for which you must conduct the first […]

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Next Deadline for Refrigerants Is Approaching

The second of three compliance dates for the revised refrigerant management regulations under 40 CFR 82 is quickly approaching. Do you know how the new requirements going into effect on January 1, 2018, will impact your organization’s reliance on certified refrigerant technicians?

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UST Deadline: Is Your Tank Now Regulated?

As we noted in yesterday’s Advisor, October 13, 2018, is the final deadline for complying with the remaining requirements of the federal 2015 underground storage tank (UST) amendments. If you are not already in compliance with these amendments, it is time to start preparing. Today we will look at the groundwater and vapor monitoring site […]

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Be Prepared for an October 2018 Surprise: UST Training Deadline

October 2018 is the final deadline for complying with the remaining requirements of the federal 2015 underground storage tank (UST) amendments. If you are not already in compliance with these amendments, it is time to start preparing. Today we will look at the status of state adoption of the 2015 UST amendments and the training […]

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