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EPA Changes Course on Authority to Revisit NSR Permits in Title V Context

USA - November 17 2017 In an October 16, 2017 order signed by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, EPA reversed a position it has held for many years — that the Agency has…

EPA Issues Attainment Designations Under the 2015 Ozone Standard But Holds Nonattainment Designations

USA - November 15 2017 EPA issued what the Agency is calling “Round 1” of final area designations under the 2015 ozone standard on November 6, 2017. The designations, which…

California Adds PFOA and PFOS to Prop 65 Warning Requirements

USA - November 10 2017 On November 9, 2017, on the heels of New Jersey’s move to set a maximum contaminant level for certain perfluoroalkyl substances, California’s Office…

New Jersey First in Nation to Set Maximum Contaminant Levels for PFOAs and PFNAs

USA - November 9 2017 On November 1, 2017, New Jersey officials announced that they would set Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for public drinking water systems for PFOA…

EPA Continues Enforcement Focus On Retail Hazardous Waste

USA - November 1 2017 On October 25, 2017, EPA Region 6 announced a settlement with Macy's department stores for alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations. In the…

FERC Issues Policy Statement Extending License Terms for Hydro Projects

USA - October 23 2017 FERC released a policy statement on October 19, 2017, revising its longstanding approach to setting the license terms for hydroelectric projects. The…

EPA Action on a Texas Rule the Latest Indication of a Reversal in Regional Haze Policy

USA - October 19 2017 The battle over regional haze in Texas continued this week, as EPA published a final rule for the state to address visibility degradation in its…

Proposed Rule to Repeal Clean Power Plan Published in Federal Register

USA - October 16 2017 EPA’s proposed rulemaking to repeal the Clean Power Plan, signed by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on October 10, 2017, was published in today’s…

Supreme Court Orders Oral Argument On GA-FL Water Wars

USA - October 16 2017 A new chapter opened last week in the perennial water wars between Georgia and Florida. After briefing by both sides, including amici, relative to…

EPA Takes Step to Rescind, Possibly Replace the Clean Power Plan

USA - October 12 2017 On October 10, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP was one of the Obama Administration’s…