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CH2M’s October Regulatory Update tracks latest changes in environmental, health and safety regulations

CH2M’s October US Regulatory Update helps industry and government agencies plan for and comply with environmental, health, safety and sustainability regulatory changes.

CH2M’s regulatory tracking guide—US Regulatory Update—helps industry and government agencies plan for and comply with environmental, health, safety and sustainability regulatory changes in the U.S. Focusing on the most impactful and pressing regulations, the monthly guide details proposed or updated revisions to air, water, hazardous waste, occupational safety and health, remediation (CERCLA) and other legislative rulings.

The latest edition of the Regulatory Update notes changes to 10 rulings concerning air, natural resources, renewal fuels, toxic substances, and EPA’s strategic plan. In the draft strategic plan, EPA announced its FY 2018-2019 Agency Priority Goals:

  • Reduce the number of non-attainment areas.
  • Increase the percentage of water infrastructure projects funded through EPA grants, loans, or public-private partnerships that achieve or maintain compliance.
  • Make additional brownfields sites ready for anticipated use (RAU) and additional Superfund sites RAU site-wide.
  • Complete (1) EPA-initiated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluations for existing chemicals, (2) TSCA risk management actions for existing chemicals, and (3) TSCA pre-manufacture notice final determinations in accordance with the timelines set forth in the statute.
  • Increase the amount of non-EPA resources leveraged by projects receiving EPA infrastructure investments.
  • Accelerate permitting-related decisions.

EPA will support these priority goals with two-year implementation plans and quarterly reporting.

CH2M’s Environmental Assets and Environmental Health and Safety practices help clients assesses business risk while complying with requirements. Along with the US Regulatory Update, CH2M’s regulatory analysis publication, EHS Check, is used by EHS safety and corporate professionals looking for insights and analysis of regulations to improve the effectiveness of their programs. Combining detailed regulatory and engineering knowledge, environmental business management competency, and established agency relationships, the practice spans regulatory compliance, auditing, sustainability and climate adaptation consulting, as well as environmental and information systems management and reporting.