United States Federal Environmental Updates

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The Environmental Protection Agency has amended the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for off-site waste recovery operations by removing additional monitoring requirements for pressure relief devices on containers. The concl...
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Feedback is being sought on proposed changes to worker health and safety rules related to safety headgear, eye and face protection, and concrete formwork and falsework. According to WorkSafeBC, these changes, which would amend the Occupational ...
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As part of an initiative to modernize and streamline its regulatory framework, the Manitoba government will be updating its rules for factory built homes and recreational vehicles (RVs). Notably, the changes would Update standards for RVs...
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Rules requiring employers to protect the health and safety of workers in “industrial establishments”, which include office buildings, factories, arenas, shops, and logging operations, may soon change. According to Ontario's Regulatory Registry,...
As part of the provincial framework for cannabis cultivation, sale, distribution, and consumption, the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015 (SO2015,c7,Sch3) and Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SO1994,c10) will be repealed and replaced with the new Smoke-Free O...
The public has been invited to comment on proposed changes to the Ontario Fire Code (O.Reg.213/07) that address combustible furniture in building corridors and lobbies and firefighters' elevators. According to Ontario's Regulatory Registry, the...
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New water protection rules may soon be in force in Prince Edward Island. These rules, which will take effect on a date yet to be announced by creating a new law called the Water Act and amending existing laws including the Environmental Protection...
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The public has been invited to comment on the proposed changes that will amend workplace standards for first aid equipment, add a minimum age for chainsaw use, and modify regulations concerning personal protective equipment. These potential change...
The public has been invited to comment on a proposed increase to the minimum wage from $11.25 to $12.00 per hour on May 1, 2018. This potential change affects the Regulation respecting labour standards (RRQ,cN-1.1,r3). Comments on the proposal ...
Texas Rss
Boiler owners and operators should be aware that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has implemented new inspection conditions for boilers primarily intended for use at a temporary location. In particular, the changes, implemented ...
Washington Rss
Residential landowners and other interested parties should be aware of new conditions related to water availability for rural development. The new rules were implemented in response to a 2016 state ruling (the “Hirst decision”) that affected water...
Owners and users of boilers or unfired pressure vessels in Washington should be aware that state boiler rules will soon be revised to align with national safety standards and industry practice. Notably, the changes will adopt procedures for rem...
Construction and general industry workers should be aware that the Washington State Department of Labor and Industry is changing its rules related to confined spaces (such as manholes, crawl spaces, and tanks) to maintain the state’s compliance wi...
Canada Rss
The government of Canada has proposed changes that would prohibit the import, export, sale and use of asbestos and asbestos containing products with provisions to outline certain exceptions. These changes will be put in place by amending the As...