Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Last week, the Environmental Daily Advisor discussed SPCC inspections, oil spills from pipelines, and climate change partnerships.
EPA’s designation of partial carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) as the best system of emission reduction (BSER) in its proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coal-fired power plants has been under attack for running afoul of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05).
Monday, March 10, 2014
Industry has prevailed upon the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to withdraw a proposal that would have required regulated entities to perform risk assessments of operations to load and unload bulk hazardous materials to and from cargo tank motor vehicles (CTMVs) and then implement operating procedures based on those assessments.
Friday, March 07, 2014
In a set of final amendments to 40 CFR Part 450, the EPA has formally removed the numeric turbidity effluent limit from its effluent limitations guidelines (ELG) for the construction and development (C&D) point source category.
Within its overall fiscal year 2015 budget request of $7.890 billion – $310 million under the previous enacted level – the EPA has requested an increase of $41 million for climate change and air quality programs.
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