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Environmental Notes - July 2021

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Can you still build a bulkhead along the shoreline in coastal Virginia to protect your property? Well, it depends, but now the answer is more likely to be “no.” Major changes to how Virginia tidal waterfront property owners...more

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Maui Needs a NPDES Permit; What’s Next for WOTUS?

Last week, District Judge Susan Mollway ruled that the County of Maui must obtain a NPDES permit for discharges to groundwater by the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility. It is the first trial court decision applying the...more

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The End of the Road in Maui?

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Late yesterday, Federal Judge Susan Oki Mollway, of the District of Hawaii, ruled that the County of Maui needs a Federal Clean Water Act NPDES permit for its groundwater discharge of treated water from its waste water...more

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EPA Oversight of Synthetic-Minor-Source Permitting: U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General Report

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a July 8th report titled: EPA Should Conduct More Oversight of Synthetic-Minor-Source Permitting to Assure Permits...more

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Much More Clean Water Act Enforcement Threatened, But EPA Role Remains Murky

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Yesterday the Government Accountability Office issued a lengthy report on enforcement of the NPDES provisions of the Federal Clean Water Act permitting discharges to Waters of the United States.  Many of you know that all but...more

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Air Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment - Division of Environmental Quality and University of Arkansas for...

The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas Acting For and on Behalf of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences...more

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We’re Number Three!

Texas is now the third state with an approved CCR permit program. On June 28, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency published the approval of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s partial State Coal Combustion...more

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Federally Permitted Releases/CERCLA: Federal Appellate Court Addresses Whether a Clean Air Act Permit Notification Qualifies

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (“Third Circuit”) in a June 21st Opinion interpreted the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) or (“Superfund”) phrase...more

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EPA Withdrawal of Its Proposed Veto of a 404 Permit Is Reviewable — This Should Not Be Earth-shattering News

Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that EPA’s decision to withdraw its proposed veto of the Army Corps’ Section 404 permit for the Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, Alaska, was subject to judicial review. ...more

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Arkansas Authority to Seek Delegation/Section 404 Clean Water Act Program: Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment -...

The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment - Division of Environmental (“DEQ”) has set up an agency task force to potentially seek delegation of the Section 404 Clean Water Act permitting program. The ability of...more

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PFAS Air Emission Regulations

Typically when considering the regulatory risk presented by per- and polyfluoroalkyl (“PFAS”) compounds, businesses think of the regulation of drinking water, groundwater, and consumer products. However, there is an increased...more

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Environmental Justice and Why You Should Care

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“Environmental Justice” is the concept that all people - regardless of race, color, national origin, or income - should receive fair treatment and have meaningful involvement with respect to the development, implementation,...more

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Regulation of PFAS in Wastewater Permits: Recent Guidance and Rulemaking Actions by EPA

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A recent rulemaking from EPA seeks the assistance of industry and the public in developing new effluent limitation guidelines to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in wastewater discharges from facilities...more

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Liability for Invalid State Agency Permit Decisions: Is the Regulated Party Left Holding the Bag?

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Regulated parties who comply with their permit sometimes get an unwelcome surprise. They meet with their state agency, make full disclosure about their discharges or emissions, and then the state agency makes decisions about...more

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Environmental Notes - May 2021

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A recent rulemaking from EPA seeks the assistance of industry and the public in developing new effluent limitation guidelines to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) in wastewater discharges from facilities...more

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NPDES Permit/Clean Water Act: Federal Appellate Court Addresses Anti-Backsliding Issue

The United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit (“10th Circuit”) in an April 29th Opinion addressed a challenge to effluent limits placed in a Clean Water Act National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”)...more

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations/ Water Pollution Control: Maryland Circuit Court Addresses Whether Permit Should Have...

A Montgomery County, Maryland, Circuit Court (“Court”) addressed in a Memorandum Opinion (“Opinion”) whether a reissued State Discharge Permit No. 19AF/National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit No. MDG01...more

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Title V/Clean Air Act: Petition to Object Filed Addressing Mobile, Alabama, Chemical Production Plant

Greater-Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution (“GASP”) filed a Title V Petition to Object before the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Administrator related to UOP, LLC Mobile Plant (“UOP”). The Title...more

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Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act: Federal Appellate Court Addresses Whether Clean Water Act Permit Shield Provides...

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“Fourth Circuit”) addressed in a March 30th Opinion the scope of the federal Clean Water Act Permit Shield. See Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, et al. v. Red...more

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Major Source Determination/Clean Air Act: Federal Appellate Addresses Whether State Agency's Interpretation Entitled to Deference

The United States Court of Appeals, Eight Circuit (“Eight Circuit”) addressed in a November 22nd Opinion whether a lignite coal mine obtained the correct Clean air Act (“CAA”) permit. See Voigt v. Coyote Creek Mining Company,...more

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Refinery Reactivation: Petition Before the U.S. EPA Environmental Appeals Board Challenging Plantwide Applicability Limit Air...

The Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”), other organizations, and an individual submitted a February 3rd Petition for Review (“Petition”) before the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Environmental...more

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Murky Waters: Assessing EPA’s Draft Guidance on Groundwater Regulation After the Maui County Decision

Late last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a draft guidance intended to assist regulated entities and permitting authorities in applying the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in County of Maui, Hawaii v....more

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Clean Water Act Permits for Discharges to Groundwater: EPA Issues Guidance on County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

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On 14 January 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a guidance memorandum on the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 23 April 2020 decision in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund (Maui)....more

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U.S. EPA Environmental Appeals Board: Petition Filed Challenging Class III/Class V Underground Injection Permits for South Dakota...

The Oglala Sioux Tribe (“Petitioner”) filed a December 24th Petition for Review (“Petition”) challenging the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) issuance of an underground injection control (“UIC”) Class...more

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Streamlined or Fast-Tracked Florida Angles to Assume Federal Dredge-and-Fill Water Permitting Authority

In the next few months, Florida aims to make Clean Water Act (CWA) history, hoping to become just the third state to assume CWA section 404 permitting authority. In early November last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection...more

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