The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a virtual informal stakeholder meeting to seek public comments on potential changes to the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. The meeting will be held on Oct. 12, 2022.
On Sept. 22, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit feedback on potential adjustments to the statutorily mandated hazmat registration and fee assessment program.
On Sept. 26, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, & Energy (MI EGLE) issued a proposed rule package related to volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. The proposal includes amendments to Michigan’s consumer products rule, as well the state’s VOC rule for Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) coatings.
The new criteria include violations of all hazards and OSHA standards and will continue to focus on repeat offenders in all industries. Previously, an employer could be in the program for failing to meet a limited number of standards.
On Aug. 31, EPA proposed amendments to the Risk Management Program (RMP) – Safer Communities by Chemical Accident Prevention. Per EPA, the proposed amendments seek to improve chemical process safety; assist in planning, preparedness, and responding to RMP-reportable accidents; and improve public awareness of chemical hazards at regulated sources.
Earlier this month, ACA submitted comments to U.S. EPA on the agency’s proposed amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing (MCM) facilities. The proposed amendments would establish inorganic HAP standards for process vessels, following the mandated technology review conducted under the Clean Air Act.