PSARA NEWSLETTER | September 28, 2018                                     
             
A monthly newsletter containing regulation updates, proposed rules, guidance documents, and current topics in Environmental, Health, & Safety Compliance.
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There's that project you've left on the backburner - the one with the deadline that's growing uncomfortably near.  And there's the client whose phone call you really should return - the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time.  Wait, weren't you going to try to go to the gym more often this year?
 
Can you imagine how much less guilt, stress, and frustration you would feel if you could somehow just make yourself do the things you don't want to do when you are actually supposed to do them?  Not to mention how much happier and more effective you would be?
The good news (and its very good news) is that you can get better about not putting things off, if you use the right strategy.  Figuring out which strategy to use depends on why you are procrastinating in the first place: 

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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Sincerely, 

Dylan DeZeeuw
Director of Marketing
PSARA Technologies, Inc.  
 
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Featured Article
Are You Catching All Your EHS Requirements?
 
 
EHS SolutionsBlog :  You're pretty well versed in EHS regulations, but how do you know if you're really catching all the right program requirements? It's a good question to ask and worth investigating to make sure you achieve EHS compliance. Try these four proven strategies. Read more  
Regulatory
Are You Prepared for Industrial Stormwater Monitoring?  
 
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With several states' deadlines for discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) looming, it's a good time of year to get back to basics and evaluate your industrial facility's stormwater monitoring practices. Forgetting to monitor or improperly monitoring can lead to a number of costly violations for facilities operating under industrial stormwater permits, so it pays to make sure you're doing things right.

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The comment period has now begun on EPA's proposal for replacing the Clean Power Plan, named the "Affordable Clean Energy"-or "ACE"-rule.  The rule was published in the Federal Register on August 31. And there is plenty to keep commenters busy over the next 60 days, given that EPA expressly identified 75 distinct requests for comment, not counting potential sub-issues and issues that EPA did not count.  Comments are due by October 30th. Here are the top 10 key aspects of the rule that are likely to be the subject of the most fervent comments:
 
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Collaborative Enforcement: EPA and the States
 
In September 2017, the EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) kicked off a work group to find ways "to improve the state-federal relationship in the context of compliance assurance." Read More 
Resources & Guidance
Learning to Live With the New Silica Rule 
 
 
Impact: Employers need to act quickly to make sure they are in compliance.
 
The new silica regulation imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) limiting employee exposure to crystalline silica may be detailed and complex, but the agency takes compliance seriously and is not expected to cut an employer any slack if caught violating the rule.   
 
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