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[US] Environmental groups file motion to impose deadline for EPA ozone rule.

Environmental groups have brought a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit against the United States EPA, seeking to have a federal judge set a deadline for the delayed rule…

  • Environment
  • #Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • #Emissions
  • #Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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In response to West Virginia chemical spill, the United States Senate will introduce a sweeping chemical storage safety bill to prevent chemical spills [US]

In response to a chemical spill from a West Virginian chemical storage facility, a group of Democratic Senators has announced their intention to introduce legislation aimed at bringing increased oversight…

  • Chemical Products
  • Risk and Health
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[US] EPA unveils updated draft greenhouse gas emission limits for new power plants.

The EPA published an updated proposed rule limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new power plants. The rule, a cornerstone of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, pushes for carbon capture…

  • Energy
  • #Emissions
  • #Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • #greenhouse gas (GHG)
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U.S. District Court in West Virginia holds coal mining company liable for selenium discharges, despite “permit shield” in company’s NPDES Permit [US]

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia ruled against Fola Coal Company, LLC this week, holding the coal company liable for permit violations relating to discharges…

  • Air, Soil, Water
  • Environment
  • #Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • #Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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Chemical Safety Board releases draft report on potential changes to refinery regulations to prevent major chemical accidents [US]

On December 16, 2013 the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a draft report of its second of three reports on its investigation of the August 2012 process fire at a…

  • Chemical Products
  • Risk and Health
  • #Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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OSHA seeks public comments on potential revisions to its Process Safety Management regulations [US]

On December 9, 2013 OSHA published a notice in the Federal Register seeking public input on potential revisions to its Process Safety Management standard, Explosives and Blasting Agents standard, Flammable…

  • Chemical Products
  • Risk and Health
  • #OSHA
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The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (“OSHRC”) rejects OSHA’s theory of enterprise-wide abatement [US]

An administrative law judge denies OSHA’s theory that it had the authority to impose “enterprise-wide” relief at other worksites operated by the same company. Currently, this decision by the administrative…

  • Occupational hazards
  • Risk and Health
  • #Health & Safety
  • #OSHA
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OSHA proposes rule to improve the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses [US]

On November 8, 2013 OSHA proposed a rule change would implement three new electronic reporting requirements for the annual injury and illness survey that employers must record.

  • Health and Working Conditions
  • Occupational hazards
  • Risk and Health
  • #OSHA
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Changes to the RIDDOR reporting requirements! [UK]

In a press release published on the Health and Safety Executive ('HSE') website on 1 October 2013, it formally announced the changes to the mandatory way in which injuries suffered…

  • Health and Working Conditions
  • Risk and Health
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