This page includes select proposed EHS changes. It is not an exhaustive list and only certain jurisdictions include proposed changes. Contact us for more information.

United States Federal Environmental Updates

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The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to update the regulations for the identification of ignitable hazardous waste and modernize the test methods that currently require the use of mercury thermometers. These revisions would Allow...
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on proposed regulatory changes to Allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol to take advantage of the 1-pound per square inch (psi) Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver that curre...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing significant new use rules for 28 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices. This would require persons who intend to manufacture or process any of these chemical s...
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The Government of New Brunswick has proposed changes to rules for hunting and trapping fur-bearing animals. The proposed changes would notably: Restrict the use of killing traps and leg hold traps to trap bobcat; and Change the conditions ...
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New rules concerning forest protection and management have been proposed. Notable changes, according to the Government of the Northwest Territories, would include “[Requiring] industry to produce fire prevention plans”; “[Addressing] ma...
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The Government of Ontario announced its intention to make changes to rules concerning conservation authorities to consolidate the existing conservation authority regulations, and makes various changes to related requirements. According to the G...
The Government of Ontario announced its intention to modify some requirements relating to construction projects for the automobile manufacturing industry. Those changes would Increase to $250,000 the labor and materials cost threshold det...
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The Government of Quebec announced its intention to adopt new rules concerning personnel placement agencies and recruitment agencies for temporary foreign workers. According to the Government of Quebec, those rules would notably Establish...
A bill has been introduced at the National Assembly of Quebec that would amend the rules concerning building inspections in the province. The effect of the changes would notably allow the Régie du bâtiment du Québec to refuse a license if...
The Government of Quebec announced its intention to adopt new rules to limit the sound emission of motorcycles and mopeds. According to the Government of Quebec, the new rules would “sets the maximum sound emission values that may be produced b...
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The Government of Saskatchewan announced its intention to amend rules concerning injured workers’ compensation. According to the Government of Saskatchewan, the changes would notably “expand the list of occupational diseases covered by th...
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The Government of Yukon is seeking feedback to inform the development of new traffic safety rules. According to the Government of Yukon, the issues under consideration include “Driver licensing Fees and fines Territorial rules around ...
A framework has been proposed for the rebating of revenue from carbon pricing to businesses, individuals, municipalities, and First Nations. The framework would notably Establish the Carbon Price Rebate Revolving Fund and provide for reba...
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Input is being sought to inform changes to provincial processes for assessing the environmental impacts of proposed projects. According to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, environmental assessment processes and regulations “[need] t...
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A bill has been introduced in the House of Commons to makes amendments to the rules concerning pilotage of ships. The changes would notably transfer responsibility for enforcement and issuance and charging of licences and certificates to ...
A new bill has been introduced in the House of Commons to enact a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights. This new Act would notably Give Canadian residents various environmental rights, and impose the federal government the obligation to ...
The Government of Canada announced its intention to modify rules concerning railway interswitching to align them with changes made to the Canada Transportation Act (SC1996,c10) concerning the way to set interswitching rates. The changes would ...