Jan 25th, 2017
TRC’s Michelle Campbell summarizes recent changes to the Proposition 65 regulation as well as those that will take effect over the next two years.
Jan 17th, 2017
this Regulatory Update summarizes key changes to the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.
Jan 12th, 2017
The implementation plan for PRC-005-6 standard on protection system maintenance has new obligations beginning January 1, 2017. Download the Regulatory Update at the bottom of this page.
Jan 3rd, 2017
by Dylan Achey
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued new minimum federal safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities. This ruling is effective Jan. 18, 2017 and operators of storage systems must implement these regulations no later than Jan. 18, 2018.
Dec 30th, 2016
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved PRC-002-2 in September, 2015. The initial due date for system studies necessary to identify locations for the collection of disturbance related data under Requirement R1 is January 1, 2017.
Facilities across all sectors of the US economy may be impacted and subject to upcoming compliance actions. It is important to note that facilities that have submitted Top Screen surveys before will be required to resubmit, even if a facility was previously exempted from CFATS.
With the approval of TPL-007-1, the industry now has the long awaited regulatory certainty it needs to plan and possibly modify transmission systems to withstand the effects of GMD.
Sep 29th, 2016
The mandatory NERC FAC-003-4 standard regarding Vegetation Management has been modified to increase vegetation clearance requirements. The revised standard becomes enforceable on October 1, 2016.
Sep 19th, 2016
The Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization has released guidance specifically for sites with a potentially complete pathway for TCE concentrations in the groundwater or sub-slab vapors to migrate to indoor air and where sensitive receptors may be exposed.
Sep 15th, 2016