As 2014 gets into gear, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to make some significant regulatory decisions. The latest EPA agenda includes items from revisions to the construction stormwater management rules for active and completed sites and expanded federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act to new rules governing the management and disposal
Transparent Electronic Reporting, Fewer EPA Resources May Ramp Up Citizen Involvement The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to considerably scale back its enforcement presence over the next five years. While the agency still believes there is widespread non-compliance, budget cuts mean fewer dollars for compliance inspections and enforcement actions brought by the government. EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled two free webinars on integrating green infrastructure techniques into community and project stormwater programs. The first, on March 4, will highlight how two communities have used green infrastructure to help meet Clean Water Act requirements. The second, on March 6, will look at the use of green
On Feb. 11, the deadline for public comments for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) rule on respirable crystalline silica closed. The proposed rule would lower the current permissible exposure limit (PEL) from 100 micrograms per cubic meter to 50 micrograms per cubic meter. It would also require the establishment of regulated areas or
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Just days after signing a consent decree in a federal lawsuit agreeing to take “final action” on coal ash waste disposal rules by Dec. 19, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this month released a report presenting its evaluation of the two largest beneficial uses of encapsulated coal combustion residuals (CCRs): use in concrete
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing an electronic system for tracking hazardous waste shipments. EPA recently finalized a rule to authorize the use of electronic manifests (e-Manifests); a subsequent rule will establish fees. The agency is up against an October 2015 statutory deadline to have the system operational, per the 2012 Hazardous Waste
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to survey general contractors regarding their recent renovation, repair and painting (RRP) activities in public- and private-sector commercial buildings. AGC worked with the “Commercial Properties Coalition” to provide comments on the scope and clarity of the questions included in EPA’s draft Information Collection Request (ICR), as well as