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The Latest Environmental White Papers
Thursday, October 20, 2016
On September 3, 2016, in Hangzhou, China, President Obama entered the U.S. “instrument of acceptance” of the December 2015, international Paris Agreement to address climate change.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Reforms of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) included in the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act include Section 8(b)(4), which requires chemical manufacturers—and, possibly, processors—to inform the EPA about chemicals they have produced or processed for a nonexempt commercial purpose during a 10-year period ending the day before enactment of the reform legislation.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
In a proposal, the EPA is seeking to codify procedures for “any person” who submits a petition requesting that the Agency object to a Clean Air Act (CAA) Title V permit. Such objections are authorized in CAA Section 505(b)(2), and EPA’s existing “implementing” regulations at 40 CFR 70.8(d) essentially just repeat the single paragraph comprising the section.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
The national interest in methane, as both an air pollutant and a clean source of fossil energy, is reflected in the current Congress, which has produced at least 26 bills with a methane component.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
The hard-rock mining industry and its advocates in Congress, as well as some Western states, are watching and waiting with concern as the EPA moves toward a December 1, 2016, deadline to “commence rulemaking” for financial assurance requirements for the sector.
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