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Greentree Reservoir (Ouachita County, Arkansas)/404 Permit Application: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Vicksburg District) Public...

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (Vicksburg District) (“Corps”) has issued an April 19th public notice referencing an application for an after-the-fact Clean Water Act 404 permit for work conducted in Ouachita...more

Mississippi Underground Storage Tank Act: 2018 Revisions

The 2018 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature undertook certain revisions to the Mississippi Underground Storage Tank Act of 1988 (“Act”). The legislation was enacted on March 19th after being approved by the...more

High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles – Challenges and Opportunities: Subcommittee on Environment/U.S. House of...

The Subcommittee on Environment of the United States House of Representatives (“Committee”) held a hearing on April 13th titled: High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicle: Challenges and Opportunities ...more

Arkansas Landfill Post-Closure Trust Fund: Susan Speake (Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality) Arkansas Environmental...

Susan Speake of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) undertook a presentation at the Arkansas Environmental Federation Regulated Waste Seminar titled: Landfill Post-Closure Trust Fund Update...more

Proposed Federal Philadelphia Energy Solutions Consent Decree: March 26th Petroleum Motor Fuel Trade Association's Objections

By: Walter G. Wright Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Download PDF Three national trade associations filed with the United States Department of Justice...more

Safe Drinking Water Act Enforcement: U.S. Department of Justice and Ticonderoga, New York Enter into Consent Decree

The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued in April 12th news release stating that the Town of Ticonderoga, New York, (“Town”) had entered into a Consent Decree to address alleged Safe Drinking Water Act (“SDWA”)...more

Nitrogen Dioxide/National Ambient Air Quality Standard: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency April 18th Federal Register Notice...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published an April 18th Federal Register Notice addressing the National Ambient Air Quality Standard ("NAAQS") for Nitrogen Dioxide(“NO2”). See 83 Fed. Reg....more

Environmental Awards: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Announces Finalists for ENVY, TECHe, E2 , and ADEQuest Science...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) issued an April 17th news release announcing the finalists for the Arkansas Environmental Stewardship (“ENVY”) Award, Arkansas Environmental Technology (“TECHe”)...more

Arkansas Advisory Committee on Petroleum Storage Tanks – April Meeting

As noted in previous blog posts, Arkansas operates a petroleum storage tank trust fund that provides reimbursement for eligible storage tanks for certain corrective actions and third party damage claims due to a release of...more

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Withdrawal of "Once In, Always In" Policy: California Attorney General D.C. Circuit Court of...

The California Attorney General filed an April 10th Petition for Review (“Petition”) in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging a recently issued United States Environmental...more

United States/Missouri Consent Agreement Requiring Doe Run Resources Corporation Cleanup of Missouri Lead-Contaminated Residential...

The United States and Missouri executed a Consent Decree (“CD”) with Doe Run Resources Corporation (“DRRC”) requiring the remediation of more than 4,000 lead-contaminated residential properties near the Big River Mine...more

Taxation/Valuation of Solar Panels: Arizona Court Addresses Assessment Issues

The Supreme Court of Arizona addressed in a March 16th opinion whether the Arizona Department of Revenue (“ADOR”) or County assessors are authorized to value solar panels owned by taxpayers and leased to residential and...more

Illinois River Watershed Model: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Region 6) Announces Completion

The Region 6 Office of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced in an April 16th news release the completion of the Illinois River Watershed Basin and Lake Tenkiller Models. EPA states it has...more

4/17/2018  /  EPA , Water Quality , Water Supplies , Watershed

Underground Injection Control Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Cleburne County, Arkansas Wastewater...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and WR Holding Co, LLC (“WR”) entered into a March 26th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing an alleged violation of a No-Discharge Permit (“Permit”). See...more

Diisocyanate Storage Tank Systems: American Chemistry Council Guidelines (March 2018)

The American Chemistry Council (“ACC”) issued a March 2018 document titled: Guidelines for Diisocyanate Storage Tank Systems (“Guidelines”) ...more

Water Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Funding Availability

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced the availability of funding through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act. EPA states that funding could be available to provide as much as...more

404 Clean Water Act Citizen Suit Action: Federal Appellate Court Addresses Oklahoma Sand and Gravel Company's Objection to...

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a March 22nd opinion addressing a Oklahoma sand and gravel mining company’s objection to a United States District Court’s (Northern District of Oklahoma) Order...more

Wastewater Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and City of Mountain Pine Enter into Consent Administrative...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and City of Mountain Pine, Arkansas, (“City”) entered into an April 5th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of a Clean Water Act...more

Smokestack Emissions Testing and Reporting: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General April 10th Project...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued an April 10th Project Notification that it plans to: . . . begin preliminary research for an audit of the EPA’s oversight...more

Interim Procedures for Providing Early Notice of Civil Judicial Referrals: March 23rd U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Assistant Administrator Susan Parker Bodine circulated a March 23rd memorandum titled: Interim Procedures for Providing Early Notice of Civil Judicial Referrals...more

Asbestos Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and County Road Department Enter into Consent Administrative...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and Mississippi County Road Department (“Road Department”) entered into a Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) on April 2nd addressing an alleged violation of the...more

Border Wall Waiver: Environmental Organizations U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit Appeal

A number of environmental organizations filed a Notice of Appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit Challenging the United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s August 2, 2017,...more

Endangered Rivers: American Rivers Announces 2018 List

The environmental organization American Rivers has released its annual report demoninated America’s Most Endangered Rivers 2018 (“List”). The organization American Rivers was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in...more

Arkansas Environmental Federation Water Seminar: Little Rock, Arkansas – April 18th (REMINDER)

The Arkansas Environmental Federation (“AEF”) will hold its annual Water Seminar on April 18th. The seminar will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Holiday Inn – Airport....more

Release Reporting/CERCLA Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Madison, Minnesota Facility Operator Enter into...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Lac qui Parle Cooperative Oil Company (“LPCOC”) entered into an April 6th Consent Agreement and Final Order (“CAFO”) that addresses an alleged violation of the...more

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