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Jacobs' Regulatory Update Tracks Latest Changes in Environmental, Health and Safety Regulations


Jacobs' 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 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 notes changes to nine rulings concerning air and hazardous waste from January 1-31, 2018, including:

1. The EPA is issuing a guidance memo reversing its “Once In Always In” policy for major sources under the Clean Air Act. With the new guidance, sources of HAPs previously classified as “major sources” may be reclassified as “area sources” when the facility limits its potential to emit below major source thresholds.

2. The EPA is finalizing the user fees methodology for electronic and paper hazardous waste manifests to be submitted to the eManifest System, which is expected to launch by June 30, 2018. The final rule also addresses other aspects of the manifest system. 

3. A number of amendments and proposed amendments to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife are included.

Jacobs’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, Jacob’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.