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United States Federal Environmental Updates

Estados Unidos Rss
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...
Columbia Británica Rss
The Government of British Columbia is seeking input to inform the development of a regulatory framework for Indigenous utilities. Input is being sought on the following questions: “What characteristics define an Indigenous utility? Shou...
Input is being sought on proposed changes to occupational safety rules for mobile equipment. The proposed changes would notably Modify the definitions of various types of equipment, including a narrower definition of “mobile equipment” wh...
New Brunskwick Rss
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 ...
Northwest Territories Rss
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...
Nova Scotia Rss
A law has been proposed which would prohibit development and activities in coastal areas which either damage the environment or increase the risk of damage to residences and buildings. The proposed law would notably Provide for the creati...
A law has been proposed which would extend protections for biodiversity. The proposed law would, according to the Government of Nova Scotia, notably “[Allow] government to prevent the import, selling or distribution of an invasive species...
Ontario Rss
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...
The Government of Ontario announced its intention to adopt a new standard for the asphalt mix industry under the Air Pollution - Local Air Quality (O.Reg.419/05) regulation. According to the Government of Ontario, “once the industry standard is pu...
Quebec Rss
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...
News rules have been proposed for adoption by the National Assembly of Quebec to “monitor and control remunerated passenger transportation by automobile”, principally for matters of safety. The new rules would notably provide for safety m...
Saskatchewan Rss
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...
The Government of Saskatchewan recently announced its intention to amend The Oil and Gas Conservation Act (RSS1978,cO-2) to “facilitate emissions regulations in the oil and gas sector”, as part of the Prairie Resilience climate change strategy pla...
Yukon Rss
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...
Newfoundland & Labrador Rss
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...
A bill has been introduced which would, according to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, “exempt holders of agricultural Crown land leases from requiring cutting permits to clear land, unless they intend to sell or trade harvested timber....
Canadá Rss
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 ...