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WOTUS EPA Rule – Status Update
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule on Waters of the U.S. further defines “jurisdictional waters” under the Clean Water Act. As drafted, the proposed regulation could greatly expand the EPA’s jurisdiction of over ditches, ephemeral streams, and other water bodies – even water bodies that are dry most of the time.
EPA Announces New Requirements for Anhydrous Ammonia
A new industry standard has been finalized for all facilities that store or handle anhydrous ammonia. Under EPA regulations, each facility that stores or handles anhydrous ammonia has a general duty to work toward compliance with the most current industry standard. This new standard applies to ag producers as well as retail fertilizer dealers.
OSHA Expands Reporting Requirements for Fatalities and Injuries
Effective January 1, 2015, new OSHA rules will require all employers under OSHA jurisdiction to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within 8 hours, and work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye within 24 hours.