Don’t miss NAEM’s “Key Competencies for the EHS and Sustianability Profession” webinar on February 12th. This free webinar will include an overview of NAEM’s benchmarking research into how companies staff their EHS and sustainability positions. Insights from this report will include what skills and responsibilities are important at different levels of an organization and average salaries by job title and years of experience. Register here by February 12th.
Registration is open for NAEM’s 2015 EHS and Sustainability Software Conference, which will take place February 24th through 25th in Tampa, Florida. Find details and registration information here.
A&WMA’s 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held June 22nd to 25th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Each year, A&WMA recognizes outstanding students with scholarships and awards presented at the conference. Find eligibility information and application deadlines at ACE2015.AWMA.org.
EPA Honors 2014 Energy Star Partners of the Year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 127 organizations for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Find the list of winners under various categories in the EPA news release here.
Rule Proposed to Clarify Protection Under the CWA for Streams and Wetlands
The EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed a new federal rule that would clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. The proposed rule, subject to public comment, would make clear which “waters” will be covered by the Act’s pollution prevention and cleanup programs.
The proposal provides that under the CWA, most seasonal and rain-dependent streams are protected. In addition, wetlands near rivers and streams are protected under the act. Here is the link to the official press release from EPA.