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CH2M’s Regulatory Update tracks latest changes in Environmental, Health and Safety regulations

Focusing on the most impactful and pressing regulations, the monthly guide details proposed or updated guidance and revisions to help clients assesses business risk while complying with requirements.

CH2M’s regulatory tracking guide—U.S. Regulatory Update—helps industry and government agencies plan for and comply with environmental, health, safety and sustainability regulatory changes in the U.S. Focusing on the most impactful and pressing regulations, the monthly guide details proposed or updated guidance and revisions to air, water, hazardous waste, occupational safety and health, remediation (CERCLA) and other legislative rulings.

The latest edition of the U.S. Regulatory Update for the month of August notes 17 actions concerning air, hazardous waste, natural resources, toxic substances and water. For example, two notable actions have major implications for defining Waters of the U.S. as well as for Coal Combustion Residuals:

  1. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army (Corps of Engineers) are holding ten teleconferences to hear from stakeholders regarding their recommendations to revise the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The teleconferences will run throughout the fall on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern Time, beginning September 19, 2017.
  2. Under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, States may submit Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) programs to EPA for review and approval. EPA issued guidance outlining how states can obtain approval of a CCR permit program, providing EPA interpretation of the WIIN Act and how EPA generally intends to review State programs.

CH2M’s Environmental Assets and Environmental Health and Safety practices help clients assesses business risk while complying with requirements. Along with the U.S. Regulatory Update, CH2M’s regulatory analysis publication, EHS Check, is used by EHS safety and corporate professionals looking for insights and analysis of regulations to improve the effectiveness of their programs. Combining detailed regulatory and engineering knowledge, environmental business management competency, and established agency relationships, the practice spans regulatory compliance, auditing, sustainability and climate adaptation consulting, as well as environmental and information systems management and reporting.

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Environmental Auditing and Compliance Lead
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