OSHA has issued a final rule, published in the August 9 Federal Register, to extend the compliance date for specific ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard to December 12, 2018.
Category: Regulatory Developments
In a joint press release, the EPA and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles, which seeks to establish new 50-state fuel economy and tailpipe carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions standards. The proposed SAFE Vehicles rule would revise […]
In issuing its final Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category ((ELGs), June 14, 2017, Federal Register (FR)), the EPA faced a unique regulatory challenge because of the large number of dental offices subject to the ELGs and very small size of most of these offices. Accordingly, in the ELGs, the Agency took […]
One of the main goals of ex-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was development and implementation of measures to expedite removal of sites from Superfund’s National Priorities List (NPL) and returning those sites to economic productivity. A significant step in this process was 42 recommendations to improve Superfund issued in July 2017 by a Superfund Task Force […]
OSHA has published a proposed rule rescinding the requirement for large employers to electronically submit injury and illness data from OSHA Forms 300 and 301, while retaining the requirement for covered employers to electronically submit data from the 300A annual summary.
OSHA’s recent proposal to add a permanent requirement that employers ensure the competency of crane operators through evaluation is intended to correct a prior requirement—which is not yet in effect—that certification alone of crane operators is sufficient to demonstrate operator competency. Compliance with the certification-only standard, which was issued in 2010, is currently required by […]
The tragic explosion of fertilizer-grade ammonium nitrate at the West, Texas, distribution facility in April 2013 has had a powerful impact on the direction of the EPA’s implementation of the Clean Air Act’s Risk Management Program (RMP, CAA Section 112(r)).
OSHA’s proposed revisions to the 2016 final rule to Improve the Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses have cleared the Office of Management and Budget, meaning that a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is likely to be published in the Federal Register soon.
The EPA has completed its residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the Clean Air Act’s National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Portland Cement manufacturing sector.
Volkswagen’s (VW) successful efforts to cheat the EPA’s emissions testing of light-duty vehicles with defeat devices became major public news in 2014 and continues to have repercussions today for those offices within the Agency that conduct vehicle testing and oversee compliance.