Regulatory and Standard Updates for 2014

03 March 2014 Dashboard Insights Blog

The following post is provided by our guest author, Karen Lutz from TRC Environmental Corporation. Karen can be reached at klutz@trcsolutions.com.

A number of regulations and standards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, OSHA, and other organizations have recently been revised and/or updated. TRC has prepared a Regulatory Update summarizing the changes with anticipated impacts in 2014.

The rule changes primarily impact:

  • Air emissions, including greenhouse gases
  • Water and storm water discharges
  • Drinking water
  • Process Safety Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Chemical reporting, labeling and training
  • Conflict minerals
  • Phase I environmental assessments
  • Sustainability reporting

You may be impacted if you operate the following equipment and/or processes:

  • Industrial, commercial and/or institutional boilers
  • Sources that emit fine particulate matter, volatile organic compounds or greenhouse gases
  • Steam generating units
  • Cooling water intake structures
  • Crystalline silica exposure
  • Beryllium exposure
  • Construction – confined space and cranes/derricks

To learn more about these EPA and OSHA changes as well as other key standards revisions, please download our Regulatory Update.

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