PSARA NEWSLETTER | April 30, 2018                                     
A monthly newsletter containing regulation updates, proposed rules, guidance documents, and current topics in Environmental, Health, & Safety Compliance.
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Featured Article
Proving EHS Software ROI 
By Cory Sander  
EHS SolutionsBlog : You're ready to buy EHS software for your company. It's clear to you the time is right to make this investment for your environmental, health and safety program. Maybe you've even sat through a few software demos. But ... you still have to convince your boss to sign off on a big change and an ongoing financial investment. How can you win buy-in from management? Show them the return on investment with a few smart ways to calculate ROI. Read more  
EPA: Regulatory Science Transparency
On April 24, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule titled " Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science." The  proposed rule stipulates that the EPA use the "best available science" in all actions, but requires... Read More 
Comment Period Extended for Proposed TSCA User Fee Rule
EPA is extending the comment period  for the proposed "User Fees for the Administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)" by 30 days.  Read More 
Clean Water Act (CWA) Regulation of Groundwater Updates 
Thompson Hine:
" Fourth Circuit Holds CWA Regulates Indirect Discharges from Ground Water to Navigable Surface Waters": A recent Fourth Circuit decision added to the debate over the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA), finding that the CWA regulates the discharge of pollutants from a point source that reaches navigable waters via a direct hydrological connection with ground water. Read More
CWA Regulation of Groundwater: Circuit Split or U.S. EPA Rulemaking?: Recent decisions from the Fourth and Ninth Circuits-finding that the Clean Water Act ("CWA") could regulate discharges into groundwater that ultimately migrate into navigable waterways-may prompt U.S. EPA to revisit its position that the CWA applies to discharges from a "point source via ground water that has a direct hydrologic connection to surface water."  Read More 
EPA Streamlines NSR Permitting for Projects with Insignificant Air Quality Impacts
On April 17, 2010 EPA issued a guidance document on the implementation of significant impact levels ("SIL") for ozone and fine particles.  Under EPA's air pollution permitting regime known as "New Source Review," SIL values are one way to demonstrate that a new facility or modification of an existing facility will not cause a violation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards ("NAAQS") or Prevention of Significant Deterioration ("PSD") increments for a regulated pollutant.  Read More 
Resources & Guidance
Webinar: The Elements of an Effective Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA)
EHS Today - A May 15 EHS Today-hosted webinar, sponsored by Camfil Air Pollution Control:

When performed correctly, a Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA) identifies complex combustible dust hazards and provides techniques to mitigate these hazards. Unfortunately, all DHAs are not created equal and serious hazards are often overlooked. This webinar will discuss the minimum requirements for any DHA, the importance of qualified individuals and common overlooked hazards.  Read More 
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