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August 06, 2013
Environmental Daily Advisor Week in Review--July 29, 2013, to August 2, 2013

Last week, the Environmental Daily Advisor discussed the renewable fuel standard (RFS), equipment leaks, and private drinking wells.

Here's the Environmental Daily Advisor week in review.

Are RFS Volume Goals Realistic?--EPA is under pressure to ramp down the volumetric mandates for ethanol as required by the renewable fuel standard (RFS).

House Hearing on RFS--At a June 5, 2013, hearing of the House Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements, EPA and several witnesses discussed issues with RFS.

Controlling Equipment Leaks--According to EPA, a typical refinery or chemical plant may have up to 60,000 connectors and 46,000 valves, each of which has the potential to leak into the atmosphere if not properly maintained. This article discusses two of the eight types of leak detection and repair (LDAR) violations that can occur under 40 CFR 60, 61, and 63.

What EPA Looks for When Inspecting Your Equipment--Here are summaries for the other LDAR violations.

Private Drinking Water Wells--EPA estimates that 15 percent of Americans have their own sources of drinking water–primarily wells but also cisterns and springs. What are a property owner's obligations concerning their drinking water wells?

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