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Coastal Zone Mgmt. Act: Fifth Circuit affirms dismissal of challenge to wind farm

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court decision allowing the construction of a coastal wind farm to proceed without an environmental consistency review or public comment

OSHA: Severe Violators Enforcement Program directive now in effect

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that its Severe Violators Enforcement Program (SVEP) directive became effective June 18, 2010

Greenhouse gases: cases challenging EPA’s endangerment finding held in abeyance

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

In light of petitions for reconsideration pending before EPA, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Virginia’s motion to remand to EPA to adduce further evidence on its endangerment findingi.e., that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars and light trucks endanger public health and welfare

Clean Water Act: Pennsylvania wastewater authority agrees to settle sanitary sewer discharge violations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

The Williamsport Sanitary Authority (WSA) has agreed to make improvements to its combined sewer system at an estimated cost of $10 million to resolve allegations of discharge-permit violations

NEPA: Ninth Circuit rules BLM failed to take hard look at cumulative impacts of mine-exploration expansion on tribal lands

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a district court to reconsider whether the cumulative impact of a proposed expansion to a mine exploration project in Nevada requires a new environmental impact statement (EIS) under NEPA

Chemical exposure: California agency seeks comments on draft green chemistry regulations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released draft green chemistry regulations for public comment

CWA: EPA proposes amendments to NPDES test-method regulations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

EPA has issued a proposed rule that would amend Clean Water Act (CWA) regulations to codify that under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program only "sufficiently sensitive" analytical test methods may be used when completing permit applications and when performing sampling and analysis pursuant to the monitoring requirements in a permit

NEPA: Tenth Circuit rules BLM did not violate NEPA in rejecting phased drilling plan

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court determination that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not abuse its discretion when it declined to study a phased-development drilling plan proposed by environmentalists

FIFRA: EPA agrees to settle humantesting lawsuit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

EPA has agreed to withdraw a 2006 rule that allowed the use of human subjects for testing of pesticides and to issue a proposed rule with stricter protections by January 2011, thereby settling a challenge to the rule filed by several environmental and other groups

RCRA: proposed rule on coal-combustion residuals from power plants offers options

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2010

EPA has published a proposed rule on coalcombustion residuals from power plants in which the agency offers two options for public comment