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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The federal Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Services) recently took three actions (two proposals and one draft policy) intended to improve and clarify the process of designating areas of critical habitat for listed species and consulting on the effects of federal actions on critical habitat.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
As discussed in a memo, EPA's headquarters recently distributed to its regional offices, the RCRA land disposal restrictions do not distinguish between temporary and permanent placement of hazardous wastes in landfills. However, RCRA does allow one exception to the prohibition, called the no-migration variance.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Given that they are highly codependent industries, there is a remarkable tension between vehicle manufacturers and petroleum refiners over the federal rule to reduce emissions of air pollutants from vehicles.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
It is axiomatic that lawmakers and agencies should establish only those environmental laws and regulations that are enforceable. The same reasoning applies to enforcement agreements such as consent decrees.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
In September 2010, a group of associations representing agricultural interests in western states and calling themselves the Growers for ESA Transparency (GET) petitioned the EPA to undertake actions to ensure that the EPA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Marine Fisheries Service (the Services) provide growers and pesticide applicators with more opportunities to comment on pesticide decisions the EPA makes to protect endangered species.
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