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US | EPA Releases Draft of 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

On October 1, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of the Draft FY 2022-2026 EPA Strategic Plan. The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act of…

  • Environment
  • US
  • #Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • #EPA
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Construction Worker Heat Hot Sweat

US | OSHA to Address Heat-Related Illnesses

In a news release dated September 20, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated it will: Implement an enforcement initiative on heat-related hazards Develop a National Emphasis Program…

  • Health and Working Conditions
  • Risk and Health
  • US
  • #Health & Safety
  • #Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • #OSHA
  • #safety
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Mining Transport Safety

US | MSHA Proposes Written Safety Program for Mobile and Powered Haulage Equipment

In the September 9, 2021 Federal Register, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) proposed a rule that would require mine operators employing six or more miners to develop and…

  • Industrial Facilities
  • Risk and Health
  • Transport
  • US
  • #MHSA
  • #Mine Safety and Health Administration (MHSA)
  • #Occupational Safety and Health
  • #safety
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EPA Effluent

US | EPA Releases Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 15

In the September 14, 2021 Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan 15 for public comment. The Clean Water Act requires EPA to…

  • Air, Soil, Water
  • Environment
  • US
  • #Chemicals
  • #Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • #Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • #PFAS
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EPA CWA

US | EPA Rescinds Prior Guidance on CWA Permit Requirements

On September 16, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, the Agency) rescinded a guidance document that was issued by the Trump administration on January 14, 2021. The Agency is…

  • Air, Soil, Water
  • Environment
  • US
  • #Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • #Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • #EPA
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Wildfire OSHA air quality

US | Oregon | OR OSHA Adopts Temporary Wildfire Smoke Rules

In the September 2021 Oregon Bulletin, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR OSHA) adopted temporary wildfire smoke rules. OR OSHA began the normal rulemaking process earlier this year,…

  • Health and Working Conditions
  • Risk and Health
  • US
  • #air quality
  • #Occupational Safety and Health
  • #OR OSHA
  • #OSHA
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COVID vaccine OSHA

US | COVID-19 | Biden Orders Vaccine Requirements for Large Employers; OSHA Rule Pending

On September 9, 2021, President Biden unveiled a six-pronged strategy to combat the Delta variant of COVID-19. The strategy includes ramping up vaccine requirements for employers with 100 or more…

  • COVID-19
  • Health and Working Conditions
  • US
  • #Coronavirus
  • #COVID-19
  • #Department of Labor
  • #Health & Safety
  • #Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • #OSHA
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EPA TSCA

US | EPA Seeks Public Comment on TSCA CDR Regulations Guidance

In the August 23, 2021 edition of the Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of and solicited public comment on guidance on the Chemical Data Reporting…

  • Chemical Products
  • Risk and Health
  • US
  • #Chemical Data Reporting (CDR)
  • #Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • #EPA
  • #Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)
  • #TSCA
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WOTUS Navigable Waters

US | Trump-Era Rule on CWA Jurisdiction is Vacated and Remanded

On August 30, 2021, the Honorable Rosemary Márquez of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona vacated and remanded “The Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of ‘Waters…

  • Air, Soil, Water
  • Environment
  • US
  • #Army Corps of Engineers
  • #Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • #Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • #EPA
  • #NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System)
  • #NWPR
  • #Water
  • #WOTUS
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US | COVID-19 | OSHA Aligns Workplace Guidance with CDC Recommendations

On August 13, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised its COVID-19 guidance to align with recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) on…

  • COVID-19
  • Health and Working Conditions
  • Risk and Health
  • US
  • #CDC
  • #Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • #Coronavirus
  • #COVID-19
  • #Health & Safety
  • #Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • #OSHA
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