Regulatory Updates

Attention Meat & Poultry Producers

EPA is Seeking Input from Small Entities on Meat and Poultry Products Effluent Guidelines Rulemaking Revision – Sign Up by February 1st to Participate The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is assembling a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel to gather input from Small Entity Representatives (SERs). This panel will focus on EPA’s development of a rule that proposes to establish new or update existing industrial wastewater pollutant limits that would affect some of the approximately 7,000 meat and poultry products facilities …

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Be Aware! Nevada OSHA Penalties Increase for Workplace Violations

New Nevada OSHA penalty amounts became effective January 17, 2023: For willful violations, where Nevada OSHA demonstrates that an employer knowingly failed to comply with an OSHA standard, or demonstrated a plain indifference for employee safety, the maximum penalty increases from $145,027 to $156,259 For repeated violations, maximum penalties will increase from $145,027 to $156,259 Penalties for serious violations, where workplace hazards that could cause an injury or illness that would most likely result in death or serious physical harm, the maximum penalty …

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EPA Seeks Input on Inflation Reduction Act Programs to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Construction Materials and Products

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input on new programs focused on lower carbon construction materials made possible by a $350 million investment from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act. The Agency will hold three public webinars and will accept written feedback on establishing new grant and technical assistance programs, and a carbon labeling program for construction materials with substantially lower levels of embodied greenhouse gas emissions. March 2, 2023, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST: Reducing Embodied Greenhouse …

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Governor Lombardo Orders Freeze on State Regulations

Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo signed two new executive orders on January 12, 2023. Both executive orders demonstrate Governor Lombardo’s commitment to streamlining regulations and licensing processes in Nevada. In Executive Order 2023-003, Governor Lombardo ordered freezing the issuance of new regulations and requiring a review of existing regulations by all executive branch agencies, departments, boards and commissions. In Executive Order 2023-004, Governor Lombardo directed all Nevada occupational and professional licensing boards to suspend the issuance of any new regulations, show cause for …

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New PFAS Analytical Tools Released by EPA

Pubic Webinar January 10th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new interactive application called the PFAS Analytic Tools. The PFAS Analytic Tools bring together available national datasets into a searchable, map-themed webpage that allows uses to filter, zoom in and download information related perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  EPA issued a Press Release about the application, which provides context about how this effort fits with other EPA initiatives relating to PFAS chemicals.  U.S. EPA will be holding …

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Draft FAQs for Change of Location Approvals (COLAS) at Temporary Construction Sites

Available for Review and Comment The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection – Bureau of Air Pollution Control (BAPC) has created Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) for Temporary Construction Sources to provide transparency, consistency, and direction to industry on timelines, modeling, and additional options with Change of Location Approvals. The draft document addresses FAQS that the BAPC has received and answered over several years.  Comments or questions should be provided to Tanya Soleta (tsoleta@ndep.nv.gov) or Ashley Taylor (ashley.taylor@ndep.nv.gov) by January 20, 2023. If you need …

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Coming Soon! Nevada Clean Energy & Transportation Conference

SAVE THE DATE – FEBRUARY 2-3, 2022 Mark your calendars and plan to both days: February 2, 2023: Regional Clean Transportation Forum at the Peppermill Resort Hotel  February 3, 2023: Nevada Clean Energy Forum at the UNR Innevation Center This exciting two day event will include: a review and forecast for clean energy transportation issues in the upcoming Nevada legislative session; updates on innovative projects around the state; information on grants, financing and incentives; and investment opportunities.  Chris Lynch, BEP’s …

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Registration OPEN for BEP Hazardous Waste 101 Training

BEP will be hosting two Hazardous Waste 101 courses this January in Reno and Las Vegas.  In this free training you and your team will learn proper management of hazardous waste, RCRA manifest requirements, waste identification and labeling requirements, record-keeping and reporting requirements, and training requirements. Throughout the training, BEP will provide tips for cost-saving approaches and resources to help you manage and minimize hazardous waste streams.  Download the flyer or visit our training webpage for more information. Register Now to Reserve Your Seat at the …

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NDEP Air Program Responsible Official (RO) Reminder

Is Your RO Information Up-to-Date? The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection’s (NDEP) Air Program has clarified regulatory requirements and expectations regarding the designation of a Responsible Official (RO) and updating RO contact information. Ensuring that the RO is updated in a timely manner is essential to ensure effective communication of required information about your permit, compliance status, and reporting requirements. Lack of clear identification of an officially designated RO is often a reason for delays in many of the actions and …

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