Monday, August 3, 2015
As directed in President Obama’s June 2013 Climate Action Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has produced its Clean Power Plan (CPP) to reduce carbon emissions from existing electric power plants. The final rule includes significant changes to the June 2014 proposal, which prompted 4.3 million public comments.
While the 2015 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) final rule adds many requirements that significantly impact HSM recycling activities, it does not extend its regulatory reach to affect certain recycling activities that have enjoyed exclusions or conditional exemptions from RCRA regulation for many years (and in some cases, decades).
Friday, July 31, 2015
Taking its cue from the U.S. Supreme Court’s April 2014 ruling (EME Homer City Generation v. EPA), a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously remanded core provisions of EPA’s 2011 Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR or Transport Rule).
Thursday, July 30, 2015
In a brief letter and report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers (EPA/Corps) complied with their statutorily required procedural steps in promulgating their momentous Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
n a final rule pursuant to the 2006 Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement, and Safety (PIPES) Act, the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has codified the criteria it will use to determine the adequacy of state actions to enforce programs to prevent pipeline damage from excavations.
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