It is About Science Jobs
The purpose of this article is to point out new science jobs opened by new regulations.To see one of these job opportunities, click here.
EPA Regulations Open Up New Biological Science Jobs
One of the recurring themes, in all of my "critical job skills" articles is growing your specialized knowledge in certain areas such as government regulations. This year, the EPA updated section 316 b of the Clean Water Act which regulates the construction of cooling water intake structures at power plants and manufacturing facilities.These regulatory changes don't mean much to the average job seeker but for biological science majors it means new science jobs. Under the updated regulations, manufacturers and energy companies who have cooling systems which draw water from a lake or river will have to make sure they have the "best available technology" to reduce the numbers of fish and invertebrates killed during draws.Companies will have to hire teams of biologists to do extensive aquatic wildlife surveys to assess the damage by intake systems to the underwater ecosystems.Once these assessments are done, scientists will have to work with engineers and company environmental representatives to determine the best technology needed to comply with new EPA standards. .
What Does This Mean For Science Jobs?
The costs and benefits of environmental regulations are always hotly debated but some do create some specialized and well paid jobs. In this case, over 1,260 manufacturing and power plant facilities are affected by the rule update and some of these facilities have not had an aquatic assessment done in a number of years. Scientists should start new jobs opening right now and continuously over the next 12 months.
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