U.S. Regulatory Update 2014

Attended by nearly 300 EHS professionals from around the globe, this webinar focused on the anticipated changes in the United States’ EHS Regulatory Framework, highlighting the latest developments and key regulatory trends in the areas of air emissions and climate change, chemicals exposure, waste management, water protection and enforcement practices.

As one of the most heavily-regulated jurisdictions in the world, the most significant regulations in the past year have focused on air emissions, water management, and waste management, compared to previous years when we saw a strong focus on air, water, and health and safety issues. What does this mean for the regulated community? Enhesa foresees a greater increase in federal, agency and consumer initiatives to push federal and state environmental enforcement initiatives.  Additionally, a record number of severe violator cases have included civil enforcement and criminal enforcement, resulting in jail time and criminal penalties. Finally, those businesses never previously targeted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may find themselves with significant fines for seemingly minor violations, such as large monetary penalties for improper disposal of solid and hazardous waste at retail stores.

Christian Petrangelo, EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa
Kimberly Stefanski, EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa