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 (EPA) proposes to find that it is not “appropriate and necessary” to regulate hazardous air pollutant emissions from coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units (EGUs). As part of this proposal, ...
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to amend the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Hydrochloric Acid Production source category. The proposed amendments address the startup, shutdown, and malfunction pro...
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The Government of Ontario announced its intention to amend the rules relating to occupational health and safety for mines, mining plants, and mining developments in Ontario. According to the Government of Ontario, these changes would be for mat...
The Government of Ontario announced its intention to modify rules concerning renewable content in fuels, such as ethanol, for gasoline and diesel. According to the Government of Ontario, these changes would “require gasoline fuel supplier...
The Government of Ontario announced its intention to adopt new Emissions Performance Standards (EPS) to regulate industrial emissions as an alternative to the federal output based greenhouse gas pollution pricing system (OBPS). The industrial s...
The Government of Ontario announced its intention to amend energy and water efficiency requirements and metrics for certain products, to align them with those of the U.S. Department of Energy and Natural Resources Canada. According to the Ontar...
The Ontario Government announced its intention to modify greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements for petroleum product supplies, natural gas distributors and other large emitters, and is seeking comments on the strategy to adopt with respect t...
The Ontario government is currently undertaking a review of the Endangered Species Act (SO2007,c6) and its implementation, and has opened a public consultation. A discussion paper, which has been made available, states measures to implement the...
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The Government of Yukon is seeking feedback on proposed rules for off-road vehicle use on public land. The proposed rules, according to the Government, “would cover all-terrain vehicles such as quads, dune buggies, mini-bikes, dirt bikes and an...
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The Government of Canada announced its intention to have the application of the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-fired Generation of Electricity Regulations (SOR/2012-167) no longer apply in Saskatchewan, to allow “Saskatchewan to a...
The Government of Canada announced its intention “to expand the Automatic Identification System (AIS) carriage requirements to a wider category of Canadian and non-Canadian passenger vessels that are navigating in Canadian waters”. According to...
The Government of Canada announced its intention to subject the substance hexanedioic acid, diisodecyl ester (CAS RN 27178-16-1), also known as DIDA, to Significant New Activities (SNAc) requirements, such as notification requirements, under the C...
The Government of Canada is seeking comments on the design of a proposed Clean Fuel Standard. According to the Government of Canada, this standard is designed to “complement carbon pollution pricing by reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout ...
The Government of Canada gave notice of its intention to add 3 substances of the Ketones Group (methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) CAS RN 78-93-3; methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) CAS RN 108-10-1; and 2,4-pentanedione (2,4-PD) CAS RN 123-54-6) to the toxic su...