United States Federal Environmental Updates

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Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the following changes, which relate to recent amendments that updated refrigerant management requirements and extended requirements that previously applied only to ref...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency have extended the comment period for the “Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks”, which wo...
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking comments on the following areas in relation to the implementation of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, which set out financial security requirements for freight forwarders: ...
The Department of Energy is seeking comments pertaining to appliances and commercial equipment that incorporate smart technology and the direction from which they are emerging, especially any suggestions for reducing or avoiding regulatory burdens...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the comment period for the following provisions related to hours-of-service rules for commercial motor vehicle drivers: The short-haul hours of service limit The hours of service...
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to exclude from the definition of lease and the associated regulatory requirements, certain contracts and other agreements between motor carriers of passengers that have active p...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to find the risks due to emissions of air toxics from source categories under the following National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) “acceptable”, determining that the...
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The Government of British Columbia is proposing to make permanent an existing set of temporary restrictions on water use by mineral exploration and small-scale placer mining operations. In addition, according to the Government of British Columb...
WorkSafeBC is seeking comments to inform the development of a policy on how sections of the Workers Compensation Act (RSBC1996,c492) will be applied to mental disorder claims. According to WorkSafeBC, “the questions for consideration relate to ...
The Government of British Columbia is seeking feedback on proposed changes to provincial occupational health and safety rules. According to the Government of British Columbia, the proposed changes would notably Amend eye and face protecti...
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Manitoba may soon change the way it advertises changes to legislation. Changes have been proposed that would, according to the Government of Manitoba, “allow the Manitoba Gazette to become an online publication, remove fees for subscriptions an...
The Government of Manitoba is proposing to remove several miscellaneous regulatory requirements. The proposed changes would notably, according to the Government of Manitoba, “[Establish] a simpler process [...] for municipalities to issue...
The Government of Manitoba is proposing a set of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures which include greenhouse gas emissions pricing. The measures would notably, according to the Government, “[Establish] an output-based prici...
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The yet to come into force Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Regulation (OReg268/18) might soon be amended to take into consideration the amendments that will be made to the Cannabis Act, 2017 and to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SO2017,c26,Sch3). ...
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Changes to the Safety Code for the construction industry (RRQ,cS-2.1,r4) have been announced. They would Replace the requirement that workers have either received a certificate from the Commission or taken a safety course, by the requirement...
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The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking comments to inform the development of new, dedicated emergency medical services legislation. This legislation may involve changes to the Health and Community Services Act (SNL1995,cP-37.1) ...
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The Pest Control Products Regulations (SOR/2006-124) could soon be amended to replace some provisions concerning labelling, packaging and documentation. According to the Government of Canada, these changes would notably Require that when ...