Hazmat, EPA, and Safety Regulations to Watch in 2022
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Below is a recap of forthcoming industry regulations to watch in 2022.
DOT Hazmat Actions to WatchUS DOT plans to revise the 49 CFR regulations for shipping lithium batteries by air and amend the rules for shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail.
DOT/PHMSA will amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain alignment with international standards like the UN Model Regulations, the IMDG Code, the ICAO Technical Instructions, and updated industry consensus standards.
EPA Hazardous Waste Actions to WatchUS EPA is planning to establish a new Federal permitting program for disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR). This would likely affect facilities with CCR disposal units subject to regulation under 40 CFR 257, Subpart D, that are located in Indian Country and in nonparticipating states.
Remaining CCR facilities would be regulated by an approved State program and would not be subject to Federal permitting requirements.
Other Environmental (US EPA) Rules to WatchEPA will also move forward with TSCA Section 6(a) rulemakings to address “unreasonable risks” posed by chemical substances including asbestos, trichloroethylene, carbon tetrachloride, and others. Also on the agenda is a two-part rule to establish a clear, legally-sound definition for Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act.
Final Rule Alert: Effective December 27, 2022, EPA added natural gas processing facilities to the list of industrial sectors subject to Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements under EPCRA.
OSHA Health & Safety Actions to WatchOSHA (part of the Department of Labor) plans to update a few broadly applicable general industry standards in the near future, including lockout/tagout, powered industrial trucks (e.g., forklifts), and Hazard Communication or HazCom.
In October 2021, OSHA issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that aims to protect indoor and outdoor workers from heat hazards and solicited public comments on relevant topics: heat-stress thresholds, heat-acclimatization planning, and exposure monitoring.
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