Spring has sprung, and change is in the air including Compliance News. In addition to our traditional content, we will be including new insights from BC’s subject matter experts and highlights of real-life examples. We hope that you enjoy this new format.
Ask an Expert: MSGP
With the EPA’s recent revisions to the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) in effect, we kick off our new “Ask an Expert” feature with a look at what impacts these changes may have on facilities and how and when to prepare from insight provided by BC’s featured expert Elizabeth Wilson. Read “Ask an Expert”
Climate and ESG disclosure focus of new task force
Consistent with increasing investor focus on climate and sustainability, the SEC recently announced creation of a Climate and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) task force to identify and analyze climate and sustainability disclosure and compliance issues and violations. The task force’s findings will help bring a more comprehensive framework to public company filings, which will be valuable for investors as they make their investment decisions.
$6.1M in fines: EPA Q1 enforcement roundup
In the first quarter of 2021, the EPA finalized 290 settlement agreements with companies small and large across the United States. This increase in fines (compared against the fourth quarter of 2020) illustrates the EPA’s commitment to enforcing their regulations from Clean Air Act (CAA) to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and beyond.