Audit, Compliance and Risk Blog

California regulates Air Toxics “Hot Spots”

Regulating routine emissions of air toxics

As Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30, it’s a good time to review accommodations

Protecting your workplace from wildfires

OSHA revises and narrows beryllium standard

EPA revises ignitability characteristic of hazardous waste

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative prepares to add a new member

Supreme Court of Canada Reaffirms Insolvency Court Judge Discretion

Supreme Court decision provides Superfund Responsible Parties with some relief

Virginia adopts first standard specifically requiring workplace protections against COVID

Alberta Reaffirms Non-Discharge of Director’s Penalty Liability in Bankruptcy

California’s new ag worker standard is useful for anyone working outside at night

OSHA issues new post-COVID back-to-work guidance

President Trump directs agencies to ease regulations to ease economic burdens of COVID-19

Chemical Safety Board issues Best Practice guidance for boards of directors to instill safety in their companies

Remember OSHA’s workplace hygiene requirements

Environmental Protection Agency issues administrative inspection rules

Is that workplace COVID case work related? OSHA revises enforcement review of employer determinations

Coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown: Issues and challenges facing Canadian employers

Department of Justice Restricts Supplemental Environmental Project Agreements

Dispute management during COVID-19: Moving from litigation to arbitration

NLRB Redefines “Joint Employer”

Supreme Court provides greater clarity about when discharges to groundwater require Clean Water Act permits

OSHA issues interim enforcement procedures for COVID-19 cases

EPA Finalizes First List of “Low Priority” Chemicals

EPA responds to coronavirus by offering compliance waivers

US Employers: It’s Time For New I-9 Forms

Protecting employees against coronavirus at operating workplaces

EPA and the Corps of Engineers Finish Redefining “Waters of the United States”

Chemical Safety Board Finalizes Chemical Incident Reporting Rule

Trump Administration Proposes to “Modernize” Federal Environmental Impact Assessments by Narrowing Them

Trump Administration 2021 Budget Proposal Would Cut EPA

Appeals Court Affirms OSHA’s Approach to Workplace Air Testing and Respiratory Protection

Ontario Courts Reaffirm the Weave of the Corporate Veil

Northeastern States Propose Regional Cap-and-Trade Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gases From Transportation

New EPA Policy Redefines “Ambient” Air on Stationary Source Sites

The Court of Appeal Has Spoken: Safety Must Come First at the Port of Montréal’s Terminals

Chemical Safety Board Proposes Accident Reporting Regulations

EPA Completes Re-Revisions to Accidental Release Prevention Rules

EPA Adds Aerosol Cans to Universal Wastes

Protecting Workers Working Alone

EPA Seeking to Enhance Water Quality Trading

EPA Proposes to Revise Rule Governing Lead in Drinking Water

Recent Confirmation That Canadian Directors Can Consider Non-Shareholder Interests

Protecting Workers During Holiday Sales Events

OSHA Revises Its Inspection Priority Weighting System

President Trump Restricts Agencies’ Use of Guidelines

OSHA Revises Respiratory Protection Requirements

EPA’s Superfund Task Force Issues Final Report

Feds Issue Nationwide Motor Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Standards and Declare California’s Standards to be Preempted

Department of Justice Reemphasizes its Disfavor for Supplemental Environmental Project Agreements with State and Local Governments

Business Roundtable (Re)states Position for Broad Corporate “Purpose”

Chemical Safety Board To Work on Accident Reporting Regulations

EPA Decides Not to Require SPCCs to Address Hazardous Substance Spills

DC Circuit Upholds Most of EPA’s 2015 Standards For Ground Level Ozone

EPA Proposes to Allow Hazardous Air Pollutant Sources to Reclassify From “Major” to “Area” Using Administrative Controls

Reversed on Appeal: Workplace Harassment Isn’t a Tort In Ontario After All

Motor Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Standards–California and Four Manufacturers Finesse the Turf War With the Federal Government

Protecting Workers When Wildfires Create Bad Air

EPA Replaces Obama-Era Rules For Coal Fired Power Plants

Canada—Federal Employers: Prepare for a Wave of Change in Workplace Harassment Obligations

Creating an Enforceable Online Contract: Best Practices

Reporting EHS Releases – Responsibilities Continue Except For Some Farm Emissions

EPA Takes Another Step To “Reform” Benefit Cost Analyses

Status of Trump Administration Environmental Regulatory Rollbacks

It’s Time To Submit Annual Toxic Release Inventory Reports

Global Rules Coming For Plastic Import-Export

OSHA Unlocks Review of Its Lockout/Tagout Standard

California Proposes Universal Wastes Rules For Photovoltaics

Do You Generate Universal Wastes?

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Confirms Employer’s General Duty Clause Applies to Workplace Violence

EPA Requiring Notice and Review Before Lapsed Uses of Asbestos Can Be Reintroduced

Trump Administration Further Tightens Controls Over Agency Rulemaking

Bureau of Land Management Amends Methane and Waste Prevention Rule

If You’re In A Flood Zone, Your Insurance Options May Be Changing

Reevaluating Your D&O Coverage

EPA’s New Chemical Review Priorities Should Encourage User Reviews Too

EPA Reaffirms National Sulfur Oxide Standard

EPA Massively Updates National Chemical TSCA Inventory Database

Administration Again Proposes Massive Cuts To EPA

EPA Adopts Pharmaceutical Waste Management Requirements

Clarity in Online Gambling Regulation? Don’t Bet On It

Another Round of EPA and Corps of Engineers Proposals to Redefine “Waters of the United States”

If You Want Everyone To Know You’re A Transparent and Sustainable Company, Delaware Can Help

Keeping Safe in Winter Weather

Is Your Workplace Injury and Illness Log Ready for Compliance with OSHA Requirements?

California Requires Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship

Directors' Liability for Workplace Sexual Harassment in Canada Can Depend on Which Laws are Applied

EPA Will Aggregate “Substantially Related” Activities When Considering “Project” Thresholds For Pre-Construction Permit Review

NLRB Proposes New Rule Defining “Joint Employer”

New International Initiative to Reduce Plastic Waste

More Jurisdictions Targeting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

United States Government Quietly Releases Dramatic New Recommendations For Combating Climate Change

Employment Contracts and Employee Termination Rights

Protecting Workplaces From Combustible Dust

Supreme Court Limits Government Access to Cell Phone Tracking Data

Are My Machines Guarded To Prevent Injuries?

Tackling the Gender Pay Gap: Ontario’s Pay Transparency Act, 2018

Finding and Correcting Workplace Mold Infestations

EPA Proposes To Replace Obama-Era Rules For Coal Fired Power Plants

Court Reinstates Delayed Accidental Release Prevention Revisions, While EPA Moves To Rescind Them

Environmental Justice Update

EPA is Considering a Regulatory Roadmap For Additional Uses of Asbestos

OSHA Provides Planning and Response Advice Addressing Hurricanes

The Unexpected Benefits of Walking to School

Circuit Court Ends a Decade of Delay by Ordering EPA to Cancel a Hazardous Pesticide

New Supreme Court Ruling Will Be Taxing to E-Commerce

Are My Workers Protected Against Carcinogens?

California Returns Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emissions to 1990 Levels

UST Compliance: Are You Ready For The October 2018 Requirements?

Federal Enforcement Falls in President Trump’s First Year

Feds Formally Propose to Roll Back Future Auto Emission Standards

EPA Adopts Rules to Expand Mercury Reporting

EPA Schedules Compliance Deadline for Revised Agricultural Worker Training Requirements

EPA Proposes to Rescind Last Administration’s Long-Delayed Accidental Release Prevention Revisions

EPA Repeals Vacated Secondary Waste Management Rules

Is it Time to Change How Federal Agencies Review Environmental Impacts?

Facebook, Privacy and Your Business

EPA Promulgates “Back-to-Basics” Process for Reviewing Air Quality Standards

Congress Defines “Rule” Broadly, to Have More to Repeal

Supreme Court Avoids Choosing Between Religion and Anti-Discrimination in Commerce

Protecting Isolated Workers

A Beaver’s Tale: Lessons Learned at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Upcycling:  Creativity Reigns the Recycling Box

EPA Decides to Revise 2022-2025 Automobile GHG Emission Standards

Are Your Climate Risks “Material”, and If So, Do You Disclose Them?

Key Employment Law Decisions from 2017

California Adds Ergonomics Standard for Hotel Workers

EPA’s Data Transparency Proposal – Secrets are in the Eye of the Beholder

Universal Wastes - EPA Proposes to Add Aerosol Cans

Should You Have AEDs In Your Workplace?

Does Sex Discrimination Include Sexual Orientation – The Second Circuit Changes Sides

Striking a New Pose: Sustainability in Fashion

Ninth Circuit: Salary History Doesn’t Justify Male-Female Pay Disparities

SEC Expands Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosure Expectations

Administration Proposes Massive Cuts in EPA for Fiscal Year 2019

NLRB Sends Mixed Signals for Future of Employee Electronic Communications

EPA Issues Annual Chemical Review Plan Under the 2016 Amendments to TSCA

EPA’s Latest National TRI Inventory Shows Continuing Reductions in Releases

EPA Withdraws “Once in Always in” Policy For Major Air Toxics Sources

California Adopts Plan for Greenhouse Gas Controls Through 2030

EPA Adopts E-Manifest Compliance Deadline and Fees

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Extends Efforts Until 2030

NLRB Eases Restrictions on Employer Policies

EPA is Expanding Mercury Reporting Requirements

A Cautionary Tale for Employers Drafting Discretionary Bonus Plans

California’s New Cleaning Products Right to Know Act – A First Look

NLRB Re-Revises the Definition of “Joint Employer”

Final Determination of Net Neutrality Fate Likely to be Slower Than Dial-up

U.S. Senate Will Require Anti-Harassment Training

EPA Moving to Prevent “Regulation By Litigation”

Is a Zero Waste Christmas Even Possible?

New US Climate Science Special Report Documents Climate Change

EPA To Support Energy Independence By Easing Air Emission Regulation

For First Time, FTC Goes After Bloggers For Paid Endorsements

Government Accountability Office Encourages Federal Consideration of Climate Change Costs

New York’s Legionella Program Hitting Stride

EPA Delays Action to Update Rule Governing Lead in Drinking Water

Businesses Using “Science-Based Targets” to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

EPA Moves to Formalize Revised Strategies

“Workplace” Under Part II of the Canada Labour Code Includes Work Activities Performed in Workplaces Not Controlled by the Employer

EPA Evaluating Superfund Policies

You May Be Getting More Labeling Information Soon

Natural Disasters Remind Us To Review Emergency Plans

EPA Amends Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI)

California Offers Liability For “Take Home Asbestos”

Dangerous Assumptions Leave Directors Liable For Unpaid Taxes

Federal Agencies Making First Annual Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustments

$600,000 Awarded in Blog Libel Case

US Department of Justice Reining in Supplemental Environmental Projects

Safety: It's Not All About You

What’s In Your Janitor’s Closet? New York Seeks More Information

International Business Group Recommends Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

California Extends and Amends its Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program

CASL Private Right of Action Delayed: Enforcement by CRTC Continues

Major Changes to Ontario’s Employment and Labour Laws Pending

California’s “Be a Manager, Go to Jail” Law

EPA and the Corps of Engineers Propose to Turn Back the Clock on “Waters of the United States”

Trump Administration Again Proposes Massive Cuts to EPA

New California Guidance For Workplace Anti-Harassment Efforts

Thinking About Occupational Hearing Protection After Better Hearing and Speech Month

What Will U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Accord Mean For Climate Change?

ASTM Updates Phase 1 ESA Standard for Forestland and Rural Properties

Citizen Suit Against Exxon Yields $20 Million Penalty For Refinery’s Clean Air Act Violations

Buyer’s Guide to Active Shooter Coverage

Latest Department of Justice Guidance for Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs in Criminal Investigations

Circuit Court Strikes Down Bush-Era Reporting Exemptions

EPA’s “Back-to-Basics” Agenda

BC Securities Commission Addresses Allegations of Fraud Against Real Estate Developer

The Latest Climate Change-Fighting Innovations

Reopening Review of Automobile GHG Emission Standards For 2022-2025

Trump Proposes To De-Fund Chemical Safety Board

President Trump Orders Review of “Waters of the United States”

Trump Executive Order Rolls Back Obama’s Climate Initiatives

EPA Revises Accidental Release Prevention Requirements

Supreme Court Nominee’s Record Provides Insight into Views on Internet and Social Media Law

President Trump Formalizes Regulatory Reform Procedures

EPA Revises Stormwater General Permit For Construction

Congressional Review Act Versus the Obama Administration’s Late Regulations

Trade Secret Protection in a Digital World