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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes General Eagle Incidental Take Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects

USA - October 6 2022 On Friday, September 30, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposed revisions to its regulations governing eagle and eagle nest incidental…

Samuel B. Boxerman

EPA Issues Toxic Substances Control Act Significant New Use Rules for Certain Chemical Substances Used in Chemical Manufacturing and Petroleum Refining

USA - October 5 2022 On Thursday, September 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control…

Samuel B. Boxerman

New EPA Guidance Clarifies Defeat Device Prohibitions and Certification Requirements for Electric Vehicles

USA - July 27 2022 On July 25, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued guidance letter CD-2022-12 (LDT, LDV) that revises the agency's testing…

Allison H. In, Rose Quam-Wickham, Justin A. Savage

Agencies Rescind Trump-Era Definition of “Habitat” Under Endangered Species Act

USA - June 30 2022 On Friday, June 24, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service issued a final rule rescinding the agencies’ regulatory…

Samuel B. Boxerman, Brooklyn Hildebrandt, Peter Whitfield

D.C. Circuit Finds That California Agency Did Not Waive Clean Water Act Authority for Hydroelectric Power Plan Permitting

USA - June 28 2022 On Friday, June 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) upheld a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory…

Samuel B. Boxerman