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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

New Federal Volatile Organic Compounds Reduction Regulations for the Petroleum Sector

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The government of Canada has released its proposal for the first federal regulations on volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions applicable specifically to the petroleum sector, titled Regulations to Reduce the Release of...more

New Federal Methane Reduction Regulations for the Upstream Oil and Gas Sector

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The government of Canada has released its proposal for the first federal regulations on greenhouse gas emissions applicable specifically to the upstream oil and gas sector, titled Regulations Respecting Reduction in the...more

New Administration At EPA To Reconsider Several Issues

The new administration at the Environmental Protection Action has taken these actions: - Reconsidering the New Methane Rules. On June 3, 2016, pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA promulgated amendments to the...more

Pierce Atwood Environmental Regulatory Compliance Calendar

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NEW REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS - Federal - - Program Requirement Revisions Related to the Public Water System Supervision Programs for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont - EPA is giving notice that...more

Predictions and Outlook for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2017

Predictions and Outlook for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) 2017 - 2016 was full of surprises, two of which will drive much of the agenda for OCSPP during 2017. First, Congress...more

California's New Spray Adhesive and Aerosol Coatings Requirements – Will You Be Ready on January 1?

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

A trap for unwary manufacturers and retailers is the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations for consumer and other products sold in the state. These rules limit the concentrations of volatile organic compounds...more

EPA Announces Potential Product Categories For The Safer Choice Program

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

During the Safer Choice Partner and Stakeholder Summit on November 15- 16, 2016, EPA announced that new product categories were under consideration for the Safer Choice chemical program, including arts and crafts, home...more

ICYMI: Energy & Environmental News Round-up

Oil & Gas - New Oil and Gas Emission Control Guidelines Posted - On Thursday, October 20, 2016, EPA published emission control techniques guidelines for the oil and gas industry regarding reducing smog-forming...more

Texas Senate Holds Public Hearing on EPA Regulations

by BakerHostetler on

On Sept. 28, 2016, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development held a public hearing on one of the committee’s interim charges for the 84th Legislative Session. The topic for discussion at the hearing...more

Methane Emissions Standards Take Effect

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Effective this past August 3, the EPA has new regulations for methane and volatile organic compound emissions from oil and gas operations  As you know, reducing methane emissions is a key component of the President‘s climate...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, August 2016

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/NTP/TRI - EPA Releases TRI Preliminary Dataset For Calendar Year 2015: On July 20, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)...more

Pierce Atwood Environmental Regulatory Compliance Calendar

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Federal - Notice of Availability of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Two Updated Chapters in the EPA Air Pollution Control Cost Manual - EPA is making two finalized chapters of the EPA Air Pollution Control...more

EPA Doubles Down with Expansive New Methane Regulation

The Obama administration took two major steps in implementing its comprehensive climate change strategy this month, setting first-ever methane emissions standards for new, reconstructed and modified sources and simultaneously...more

EPA Includes Technology Forcing Principles in New Methane Rules

by King & Spalding on

On May 12, 2016, EPA issued its final rule for reduction of methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. The rule, originally proposed in September 2015, builds on the 2012 new source performance standards that addressed...more

EPA Targets Oil and Gas Sector with Suite of New Emissions Rules

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On May 12, 2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final rules aimed at reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, in support of the Obama Administration’s efforts to cut methane...more

Full Court Press: EPA Issues Final Rulemakings and a Draft Information Collection Request in Its Ongoing Effort to Reduce Methane...

by K&L Gates LLP on

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) on May 12, 2016 released a suite of final actions and a proposed action that are focused...more

EPA to Reduce Methane Emissions from the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

On May 12, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final regulations (the Rules) aimed at reducing methane emissions from certain new and modified oil and gas facilities by 40% to 45% from 2012 levels by 2025....more

EPA Finalizes Regulations Targeting Methane and Volatile Organic Compounds from Oil and Gas Operations

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On May 12, 2016, EPA issued three final rules to reduce methane emissions from new, reconstructed, and modified sources in the oil and gas sector by 2025. These rules create significant new obligations to reduce emissions of...more

Williams Mullen Construction Industry Newsletter - Spring 2016

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2016 begins with the issuance of this Construction Industry Newsletter, our fifth. In this issue, we have articles on vapor intrusion, liability for project design, enforcement of mechanic’s lien and bond waiver clauses, and...more

Sea Change: New BOEM Proposed Rule Signals Major Shift in How Air Emissions Would Be Regulated in the OCS

by Liskow & Lewis on

In the next few days, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will publish in the Federal Register a Proposed Rule that would result in a significant change on how the agency regulates air emissions from oil and gas...more

Environmental Notes - March 2016

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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Whether Jurisdictional Determinations May be Appealed - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determines the presence or absence of wetlands and other “waters of the United States” on a...more

EPA Seeks to Add Subsurface Intrusion to CERCLA Hazard Ranking System

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The National Priorities List (“NPL”) is EPA’s list of the most contaminated sites in the country that warrant cleanup under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, (“CERCLA” a/k/a...more

Accutest Laboratories New England Notifies Clients of Potential Data Concerns

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Notification of potential data quality issues by a Massachusetts laboratory is raising concerns about the possible impact on current and closed remediation sites in Massachusetts that relied on that data. Accutest...more

Pennsylvania Methane Control Strategy May Go Beyond Federal Requirements

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Governor Tom Wolf’s framework of actions to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector in Pennsylvania could, if implemented, exceed limitations on methane emissions from natural gas well sites, compressor stations,...more

Crude-By-Rail Update: Siting a Crude Oil Transloading Terminal in California? Developers Should Seek Old Industrial Sites and...

by BakerHostetler on

Proposed crude-by-rail (CBR) projects in California increasingly face opposition lawsuits designed to stall and derail the terminals. The suits often focus on alleged noncompliance with the California Environmental Quality...more

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