On January 23, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) finalized the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to define “Waters of the United States” and thereby establish federal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act.
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Please consider sharing the news or applying if you are eligible for the upcoming EPA Pollution Prevention Grant. A P2 Grant Solicitation, which is expected to be posted in late January or early February will focus on the NEAs described below. The NEAs are subject to change until the solicitation is released. All applications for the FY 2020/2021 P2 Grant Solicitation will need to describe projects that support at least one of the NEAs as the focus of their P2 grant work. Please review EPA’s P2 Grants and
The International Airline Transport Association [IATA] has issued an advisory on the transportation or lithium metal and lithium batteries.http://bureaudg.com/media/1144/lithium-battery-guidance-document-2020.pdf
Section 7321 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) adds 160 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of chemicals covered by the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). Key InformationTRI PFAS List
“Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”– Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 Read more: https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/19258-oshas-general-duty-clause
The plan, released by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), would help the administration advance big energy and infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL oil pipeline or roads, bridges and federal buildings that President Donald Trump and industry groups complained have been hampered by red tape.“For the first time in over 40 years today we are issuing a new rule under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to completely overhaul the dysfunctional bureaucratic system that has created these massive obstructions,” Trump said at the White House on Thursday.The propo
A small number of people at a few federal agencies have vast power over the protection of American air and water.Under the Trump administration, the people appointed to those positions overwhelmingly used to work in the fossil fuel, chemical and agriculture industries.