PSARA NEWSLETTER | February 28, 2018                                     
             
A monthly newsletter containing regulation updates, proposed rules, guidance documents, and current topics in Environmental, Health, & Safety Compliance.
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The month of March isn't just about celebrating St. Patrick's Day and the start of spring.
What is PSARA Up to?
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Previous Acronym:

TSDF
Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities
 

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Dylan DeZeeuw
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PSARA Technologies, Inc.  
 
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Featured Article
Internal Audit FAQ: What EHS Managers Need to Know
By Cory Sander
 
 
EHS SolutionsBlog : What is an internal audit? And what exactly does an internal auditor do? We're going to break this process down one question at a time, so you'll feel comfortable with this crucial task as it relates to environmental, health and safety at your facility. Here are some frequently asked questions (and answers) about internal audits: Read more  
Regulatory
EPA Proposes TSCA User Fees Rule 
On February 7, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule establishing user fees to cover the costs of administering its duties under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.  Read More 
EPA Issues New Strategic Plan with Sharp Changes to Agency Goals and Policies?
  
 
Beveridge & DiamondOn February 12, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA" or "Agency") released its FY 2018-2022 EPA Strategic Plan ("the Plan"), the primary agenda for EPA's implementation of three over-arching goals set by Administrator Scott Pruitt, as follows:  
So, What Did You Emit Last Year? 
EHS Daily Advisor - It is that time of year again. Regulatory agencies across the country want to know, "What did you emit?" From February through June, sources of air emissions are required to submit annual emissions statements or reports to the appropriate regulatory agency quantifying the pollutants they emitted during 2017. 
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Discharges to Groundwater: Are They Subject to CWA?
EHS Daily Advisor - n an action that parallels EPA's rulemaking to write a new definition of the Clean Water Act (CWA) term waters of the United States (WOTUS), the Agency is soliciting comments on whether pollutant discharges into groundwater that has a hydrologic connection to WOTUS are subject to CWA regulation.
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Resources & Guidance
Are You Making These 4 Mistakes with Your EHS Training?  
 
EHS SolutionsBLOG - You're running an EHS training program, but is it really effective? And compliant? Find out if you're making these 4 common mistakes with your EH&S training.  Read More 
An RFI? Surely You Can't Be Serious.
Hunton & Williams - We are serious.  And don't call us Shirley.

So EPA sent your company a dreaded Request for Information ("RFI"). What do you do now?  If you've never been through this process before, you likely have a lot running through your head:  Read More 
New OSHA FactSheet Addressing Silica Rule for General Industry, Maritime
OSHA has published a new FactSheet aimed at helping employers comply with the standard on worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica (1926.1153) for general industry and maritime. The standard went into effect in June of 2016, but general industry and maritime have until June 23, 2018 to comply.  View the FactSheet 
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