Monday, December 22, 2014
Congressional opponents of the EPA/Corps’ proposed definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) failed to squeeze a prohibition on any further action on the proposal into the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill for 2015, which has cleared both chambers.
Friday, December 19, 2014
In an action that is significant both for what it is and for what it is not, the EPA has issued final and first-time federal regulations to control risks posed by impoundments of coal combustion residuals (CCR), or coal ash, at coal-fired power plants.
More than 14 years after the EPA was required by the Clean Air Act (CAA) to ensure the issuance of regulations to control emissions of seven hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), the Agency has proposed to issue a statement that the job is complete.
Following a June 2011 proposal to impose Significant New Use Rules (SNUR) on 14 ethylene glycol ethers (glymes), the EPA has now issued a final SNUR for seven of those substances.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
In a single rule affecting fluorinated gas production facilities that must annually report data under the greenhouse gas (GHG) mandatory reporting program (MRP), the EPA has consolidated final actions introduced in four separate proposals issued between January 2012 and July 2014.
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