Over the coming weeks and months, the USMCA Coalition will make the case for expeditious passage of the agreement to Congress. It also will work to educate the American public about the benefits of the new agreement. The effort harnesses the advocacy strength of a broad membership of companies, trade associations and chamber of commerce organization nationwide.
To help continue to improve Advocacy Update, NAFEM recently conducted a readership survey. Here’s what you told us:
- More than 98 percent find Advocacy Update somewhat or very useful;
- More than 94 percent read some or all of Advocacy Update each month; and,
- The What We’re Watching section spotlighting emerging issues and trends potentially impacting members is the most useful aspect of Advocacy Update.
California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) released another revised draft of its proposed indoor heat-related illness regulation. The draft regulation is the result of legislation passed in 2016 requiring Cal/OSHA to recommend a heat-related illness protocol for indoor workers by Jan. 1. The Agency’s work on this topic continues.
The widespread use and waste disposal of PFAS has led to their finding their way into groundwater and drinking water. Already, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a drinking water lifetime health advisory guideline for two of the most common PFAS compounds and several states have issued clean-up criteria and fish advisories. Now EPA has issued an action plan to evaluate maximum contaminant levels under the Safe Water Drinking Act, including adding certain PFAS compounds to the next Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule.