PSARA NEWSLETTER | December 29, 2017                                     
A monthly newsletter containing regulation updates, proposed rules, guidance documents, and current topics in Environmental, Health, & Safety Compliance.
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In This Issue
Regardless of whether you've been naughty or nice, some people can't seem to avoid Christmas-related injuries - from hanging lights and defective decorations, to cuts from wrapping gifts and falls from ladders. Who knew Christmas could be so painful?.  
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Featured Article
5 Methods for Identifying Environmental Aspects and Impacts
By Cory Sander
EHS SolutionsBlog : Environmental aspects and impacts are a key part of any environmental management system (EMS). You need to identify, prioritize and include them in your EHS system. From there, it's all about maintenance and continuous improvement. The challenge is there's no one-size-fits-all approach for identifying your aspects and impacts. Luckily, we've rounded up five proven methods to help you find the right approach for your organization. Read more  
Federal Appeals Court Orders EPA to Update Lead Paint Rules in 90 Days
The federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to revise its rule regulating dangerous levels of lead in paint and dust, which has not been revised since 2001. The court ruling mandated the EPA propose a new rule within 90 days and make a final rule within... 
EPA Asks Stakeholders How They Would Change the Clean Power Plan  
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a formal proposal on Monday asking stakeholders how they would change the Clean Power Plan that would require industry to reduce CO2 emissions by 32% by 2030. This is the Trump administration's first official act to find an alternative to that rule that is now held up in the courts.  Read More 
Court of Appeals Rejects Industry Challenges to Silica Rule  
On December 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld OSHA's 2016 silica rule, rejecting industry challenges."  
The Court of Appeals decision came after several industry petitioners argued... Read More 
OSHA Electronic Reporting Deadline December 31st  
OSHA will continue accepting 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until midnight on December 31, 2017.  
Updated regulatory agenda shows fewer changes to OSHA, unveils '3-for-1' deregulation plan
The Department of Labor's updated regulatory agenda for fall 2017, released Dec. 14, contains fewer changes for OSHA than the previous agenda, published in July. The Mine Safety and Health Administration, meanwhile, is seeking input on potential alterations to a rule intended to reduce worker exposure to coal dust. 
In addition, the introduction to the fall agenda touts a "3-for-1" plan, in which "agencies plan to finalize three deregulatory actions for every new regulatory action in 2018." The agenda, typically issued twice a year, details the status and projected dates for all regulations. 
RCRA Flash Point Proposal Planned
In its Fall 2017 Regulatory Agenda, the EPA included upcoming actions it plans to take to update and amend several Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) contaminant-testing procedures, each involving flash point levels used to make hazardous waste determinations.
Resources & Guidance
Wastewater Definitions: A Cheat Sheet for Common Terms and Acronyms
What does that wastewater acronym stand for? And actually mean? We've rounded up wastewater definitions for 30+ of the industry's most common terms. Read More 
Around the Web
Environmental Management in 2017 - Can You Guess the Top 5 Trends?
EnvironmentalLeader: Although any number of trends surface in every industry every year, we've seen some obvious winners in 2017 that are driving environmental improvements across industries. Here are our top five:  
Jenner&Block: U.S. EPA's Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation ("OSRTI") recently indicated that it may be looking to the Great Lakes National Program Office's ("GLNPO") sediment cleanup program for best practices that might be applicable to Superfund cleanups.  Read More 
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