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New CH2M Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability Regulatory Update helps companies plan for and comply with changing regulations

Guide tracks air, water, hazardous waste, occupational health and safety legislative rulings.

CH2M has developed a new regulatory tracking guide—EHS&S Regulatory Updateto help industry and government 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 guide was created to regularly track proposed or updated revisions to air, water, hazardous waste, occupational safety and health, remediation (CERCLA) and other legislative rulings.

According to CH2M’s Rachel Carlson, Vice President, Auditing and Compliance Business Solution Lead, “Learning early on about proposed revisions or deadline extensions can materially inform a company’s compliance strategy or even reduce unnecessary expenditures. We have received positive feedback from clients on the EHS&S Regulatory Update, including many comments appreciative of knowing in advance what regulatory changes are coming that might affect their operations.”

For example, EHS&S Regulatory Update cites cases of delayed rulings, extended deadlines or postponed compliance dates for hazardous air pollutants, ozone standards, wastewater effluent and electronic reporting requirements for workplace injury and illness that affect a wide range of facilities. The most recent issue announced stays on requirements for emissions standards impacting the oil and gas sector, as well as removals from threatened or endangered species listing.

Matthew Sutton, President of CH2M’s Private Sector business stated, “Sharing our top level EHS&S thought leadership and expertise, in the form of technical guidance and expert consulting, gives our clients the edge in operational performance and improving their bottom line.”

CH2M’s global EHS&S Business Solutions practice helps clients assesses business risk while addressing compliance with industry requirements. Its recent regulatory analysis publication, EHS Check, is used by EHS safety and corporate professionals looking for insights and analysis of regulations to help 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.

Recent EHS work includes completing an in-depth regulatory review for a refinery to help understand how the Petroleum Refinery Sector Risk and Technology Review and New Source Performance Standards (Refinery Sector Rule) affected current monitoring devices, quality assurance activities and data management.