Readers with a sharp eye might have noticed a new title after my name in recent issues of “Compliance News.” I recently made the transition from Compliance and Permitting (C&P) Service Line Director to BC’s Director of Technical Practices. With this shift, I am passing the “Compliance News” torch to C&P National Practice Leader Liz Wilson. Liz has been an editor for “Compliance News” for several years and will continue to provide you with timely updates on environmental regulations, challenges, and solutions. Learn more about Liz’s technical background as well as her insight into C&P for 2023 in “Spotlight.”
In my new role, I won’t be a stranger to Compliance News. BC’s new “BC Insider” blog will be included beginning next month. This monthly thought leadership article will bring insight from our various Technical Practices and experienced Subject Matter Experts — highlighting leading-edge research, innovation, and solutions.
This month, we have our eye on the EPA’s new interactive “PFAS Analytic Tools” webpage. Aimed at helping the public, researchers, and other stakeholders better understand potential PFAS sources in their communities, this tool draws from multiple national databases and reports to consolidate information in one place.
In other environmental updates, we highlight the following in our Compliance News:
EPA announces FY2022 enforcement and compliance accomplishments
The EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance’s FY2022 Report highlighted significant steps toward reducing pollution and helping overburdened communities.
Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance improvement
This EPA announcement highlights successful partnership with states to improve compliance with CWA permits.
Proposed climate disclosures for federal contractors
The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and NASA proposed an amendment of the Federal Acquisition Regulation that would implement a requirement to ensure certain federal contractors disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related financial risk and set science-based targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.