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Air: EPA issues amendments to transportation conformity rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule amending its transportation conformity rule that sets out detailed procedures for states and local governments to ensure that transportation projects do not contribute to violations of revised air quality standards for particulate matter


Air: DC Circuit denies challenge to state non-road engine emissions rule
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition for review filed by the American Trucking Associations challenging California's rule imposing emissions standards on refrigeration units in trucks


Endangered Species Act: Fifth Circuit denies challenge to permit allowing rail link to limestone quarry
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2010

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Medina County Environmental Action Committee’s (MCEAA) petition for review challenging a U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) decision permitting Southwest Gulf Railroad Co. to construct and operate a seven-mile rail loop to service a proposed limestone quarry


Hong Kong-based shipping company indicted
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

A federal grand jury in Texas has reportedly returned an indictment against a Hong Kong-based shipping company in connection with the illegal dumping of oil wastewater, obstruction of agency proceedings, making false statements, and failing to maintain accurate pollution-control records


EPANHTSA issue GHG emission standards for light-duty vehicles
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued a final rule designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve the fuel economy of light-duty vehicles


Chief engineer pleads guilty to ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

The chief engineer of an ocean-going ship that transported cargo between various ports in Asia and the United States has reportedly pleaded guilty in federal court to violating an international treaty and the federal Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships


Air: EPA seeks comment on draft transportation conformity guidance
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2010

EPA has released draft guidance on how to use the agency's model for analyzing particulate matter "hot spots" to determine whether proposed transportation projects would conform with the Clean Air Act (CAA


Shipping company to pay $725,000 for failure to report oily waste discharges
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2010

A federal judge has ordered a Turkish shipping company to pay a $725,000 fine for failing to report illegal oil discharges through a "magic pipe" onboard a contracted tanker vessel


Louisiana vessel owner pleads guilty to ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2010

A Louisiana vessel owner has reportedly pleaded guilty to knowingly discharging waste oil from one of its vessels in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (Act) and has agreed to pay a $1.75 million criminal fine and remit a payment of $350,000 to the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation


Injunction holds in NYC attempt to force taxicabs to switch to hybrids
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2010

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling that New York City does not have authority under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) or the Clean Air Act (CAA) to force taxicab fleet owners to switch to hybrid vehicles