PSARA NEWSLETTER | June 29, 2018                                     
A monthly newsletter containing regulation updates, proposed rules, guidance documents, and current topics in Environmental, Health, & Safety Compliance.
In This Issue
PSARA is Growing!
PSARA is pleased to welcome Joel Gross, P.E., LEED AP ND, and Miles Caldwell! Joel and Miles both joined us this spring as a Senior Engineer/Project Manager and Project Engineer/Manager, respectively. Learn more about Joel Gross and Miles Caldwell on our website.
America's observance of the Fourth of July has evolved since celebrations began 240 years ago - we've traded 18th-century favorites like turtle soup and shooting cannons for hot dogs and fireworks.Even though the holiday has some predictable elements - there will be barbecues, parades and, yes, fireworks injuries - here are six unexpected facts about the holiday. View Article

What is PSARA Up to?
PSARA Technologies takes pride in being a family of fun individuals. So we'd like to share that with you in the form of pictures and updates of what we do both inside and outside of work. Follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram to see what we're up to!

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PSARA Technologies, Inc.  
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Featured Article
Risks and Rewards: What to Expect When You Buy an EHS Software Solution  
By Jason Van Dyke   
EHS SolutionsBlog :  Thinking about buying EHS software? Here's what to expect when you make the leap and roll out an integrated software solution across your company. Learn about the risks and rewards of modernizing compliance. And how your company can find success. Read more  
Electronically Submit Form 300As by July 1!
Establishments with 250 or more employees that are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses, are required to electronically submit their 2017 OSHA Form 300A data by July 1, 2018. Submittal may be completed in one of three ways:
  1. Manually enter data into a web form via the Injury Tracking Application (ITA);
  2. Upload a CSV file to process single or multiple establishments at the same time, or
  3. Transmit data electronically via an application programming interface (API), for users of automated recordkeeping systems.

This deadline includes employers in states with federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory plans (stat-plan states) that have yet to adopt the electronic recordkeeping rule are nevertheless required to submit their 300A data by the July 1 deadline.


EPA Proposes to Establish No New Requirements on Hazardous Substances Discharges
EHS Daily Advisor: In response to a settlement with environmental groups and a court order, the EPA has taken the first step to fulfill its obligation under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 311(j)(1)(C) to issue regulations regarding discharges of hazardous substances from non-transportation-related onshore facilities. Specifically, the EPA is proposing to take no action, that is, promulgate no regulations that would impose new regulatory requirements to prevent discharges from facilities that possess reportable quantities of about 300 hazardous substances listed at 40 CFR 117.3. Read More 
EPA e-Manifest Rules Go Into Effect June 30th
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Beginning on June 30, 2018, EPA will launch its new Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest (e-Manifest) System. EPA's e-Manifest system is many years in the making and follows the 2012 Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act, and two final rules issued by EPA in 2014 and 2017.
Beginning on June 30th, the following changes take effect:
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Resources & Guidance
Updated Guidance on TSCA New Chemical Notifications  
The EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics has updated its guidance document, Points to Consider When Preparing TSCA New Chemical Notifications, as part of its efforts to improve implementation of the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The guidance is intended to provide new chemical submitters with information on:   Read More 
Fact Sheet Urges Facilities to Practice Preventive Maintenance
AIHA: A new fact sheet published by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board describes the agency's recommendations regarding preventive maintenance. According to the agency, inadequate mechanical integrity and preventive maintenance programs and aging infrastructure and equipment are recurring root causes of chemical incidents in the U.S. Preventive maintenance is one of CSB's "drivers of critical chemical safety change," which are key initiatives identified by the agency. Read More or View the Fact Sheet 
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