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EPA Re-Defines “Solid Waste”

On December 10, 2014, the EPA administrator published its latest version on a rule revising recycling related provisions under the definition of solid waste rule (DSW rule). See 40 CFR Parts 260 and 261, Docket No....more

12/29/2014 - EPA Hazardous Waste Recycling Solid Waste

New Year Brings New Coal Ash Regulations and New Legislative Proposals

December 19, 2014 marked the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to announce its final decision regarding a new regulatory scheme for coal ash disposal (Coal Combustion Residuals or CCR). The new...more

12/24/2014 - Coal Coal Ash EPA Hazardous Substances New Regulations Waste Disposal

EPA Releases Annual Environmental Enforcement Results

December 18, 2014, marked the release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual environmental enforcement and compliance results. See News Release, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Announces 2014...more

12/23/2014 - Annual Reports Enforcement Statistics EPA

EPA, Army Corps Of Engineers Propose Rule Clarifying Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

On March 25, the US Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule to clarify Clean Water Act jurisdiction over streams and wetlands by re-defining “Waters of the United States” in...more

4/1/2014 - Clean Water Act EPA Jurisdiction Water Waters of the United States

EPA Announces Regional Administrator For Region 4 Office In Atlanta

On January 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Heather McTeer Toney has been appointed by President Obama as regional administrator for EPA’s regional office in Atlanta. ...more

1/23/2014 - EPA Political Appointments

EPA Proposes NSPS For Power Plants

On September 20, EPA issued a proposed rule to restrict carbon emissions from new coal and gas-fired power plants. The restrictions are anticipated to require carbon capture and sequestration for any new coal-fired plants....more

9/27/2013 - Carbon Capture and Sequestration Coal-Fired Generation EPA Oil & Gas Power Plants

EPA Mandates Electronic Filing for Toxic Release Inventory Reports

On August, 27, EPA published a final rule requiring electronic filing for facilities reporting chemical releases through the Toxics Release Inventory, beginning January 21, 2014. The rule is designed to ease the regulatory...more

9/26/2013 - Electronic Filing EPA Trade Secrets

EPA To Withdraw All Appropriate Inquiries Rule And Issue New Final Rule

EPA is poised to withdraw the direct final rule it published on August 15, which would have added a new ASTM standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments to the list of “all appropriate inquiries” that must...more

9/19/2013 - ASTM CERCLA Environmental Assessments EPA New Regulations

Tier 3 Standards Public Comment Period Extended To July 1, 2013

EPA has extended the public comment period on its proposed Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards from June 13, 2013 to July 1, 2013. ...more

5/31/2013 - EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Public Comment

EPA Finalizes Revisions To Clean Air Standards For Stationary Engines

On January 15, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized revisions to standards to reduce air pollution from stationary engines that generate electricity and power equipment at industrial, agricultural,...more

2/8/2013 - Air Pollution Clean Air Act Electricity EPA

Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Clean Water Act Case

The Supreme Court had oral arguments last Monday (December 3) in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, just after EPA the previous Friday (November 30) surprisingly issued a new rule clarifying that a NPDES permit...more

12/21/2012 - Clean Water Act EPA Logging Mootness SCOTUS

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