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New Sustainable Nation Podcast: Erin Meezan from Interface

In the latest Sustainable Nation podcast hosted by Josh Prigge, Erin Meezan, Interface’s Chief Sustainability Officer, discusses creating carbon negative carpet tile and resilient flooring products (without offsets), how to balance sustainability with performance and cost, using the Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) as a tool for making better choices in building, and Interface’s Net-Works Program and other innovative waste diversion programs. LISTEN NOW Be sure to also check out the full library of podcasts. The Sustainable Nation Podcast is made available …

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Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Nevada Businesses and New Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard

On June 24, 2021, the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA) issued updated COVID-19 guidance for Nevada businesses which includes a new OSHA Healthcare COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard. Nevada OSHA adopted the Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and it became effective in Nevada on July 1, 2021. Employers must comply with most provisions within 14 days and with the remaining provisions within 30 days. The ETS is aimed at protecting workers facing the highest coronavirus hazards such …

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EPA Announces Anaerobic Digestion Grant Opportunity for Food Waste Management Projects

Informational Webinar August 2nd If you are a local, Tribal or state organization or you are a non-profit school or hospital addressing food waste using anaerobic digestion (AD), your organization may be eligible for a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The US EPA anticipates awarding up to $2 million in total anaerobic digestion funding, with individual project funding ranging from $50,000-$200,000.   Projects must develop new capacity or expand existing AD capacity for processing food waste; demonstrate solutions and/or approaches for increasing food waste …

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1-Bromopropane (1-BP) To Be Added To Hazardous Air Pollutants List: EPA is Seeking Input Before Setting Standards

On June 11, 2021, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as a next step before adding of 1-Bromopropane (1-BP) to the Clean Act Act’s list of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP). EPA intends to add 1-BP to the HAP list by the end of 2021. More information is available in the US EPA fact sheet on this proposal. 1-BP is commonly used in degreasing operations for cleaning metals, plastics and electronic, and optical components; …

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EPA Webinar on Development of Proposed Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA) Data Reporting Rule – July 27th

Date: July 27, 2021 Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm PT Format: WebinarFee: Free Registration: Register The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public webinar to collect initial feedback on the development of a proposed rule to collect data to help inform each step of the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluation and management process. To provide oral comments during the webinar, register by July 22nd. EPA will also consider written commends which should be submitted to docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2021-0436 …

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Public Workshop: Nevada Proposing to Adopt California Low Emission Vehicle and Zero Emission Vehicle Programs Effective Model Year 2025

Hosted by the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection Date: July 28, 2021 Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm PT The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) is proposing to adopt the California Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) and Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) programs for new vehicle sales beginning with the 2025 model year. On July 28, 2021, NDEP will be hosting a public workshop to solicit comments on this proposal. The proposed amendments, workshop agenda, and related materials are available on the NDEP …

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New Sustainable Nation PODCAST Available

Tabitha Upshaw – NI Senior Director of Brand, Reputation & Impact As Senior Director of Brand, Reputation & Impact, Tabitha Upshaw leads NI’s global Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy, where purpose and social impact meet brand.  A seasoned marketing and nonprofit leader, Tabitha has worked at the intersection of brand and corporate citizenship for more than 10 years, helping organizations use their strengths and innovative spirit to be a powerful force for good.  Tabitha Upshaw Joins Sustainable Nation to …

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Nevada COVID-19 Updates

Updated Nevada COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery As of May 1st, Nevada’s Roadmap to Recovery mitigation measures are transitioning to local authority. Visit nvhealthresponse.gov to review the county plans endorsed by the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force. Nevada OSHA Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses On May 14th, Nevada OSHA revised their COVID-19 Guidance for Business Operations to to be consistent with the new CDC guidelines issued May 13th. The measures contained in the guidance are required of each business and should be applied to all employees of that business.

WEBINAR: Greening Your Bottom Line in the Food and Beverage Business – Friday, May 21st

Date: May 21, 2021 Time: 10:00am Format: Webinar Fee: Free Registration: SIgn-Up Join food and beverage businesses around the country to learn new ways to use less toxic cleaning and disinfection products while maintaining food safety. Experts will also review the safety of products and explore how businesses can use cleaning and disinfection products more efficiently and effectively. This event is part of a series of webinars, supported by the US Environmental Protection Agency and hosted by the Center for Energy …

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US EPA Announces Plan to Update Toxics Release Inventory to Advance Environmental Justice

On April 29, 2021, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a press release that it would be reviewing and updating the Toxics Release Inventory program to advance Environmental Justice, improve transparency, and increase access to environmental information. The comprehensive plan for updating the TRI program includes: Expanding TRI reporting to include certain contact sterilization facilities that use ethylene oxide (EtO) and are not currently required to report this information, Adding TRI reporting requirements for other industry sectors including natural gas processing facilities and TRI-listed chemicals including …

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