With the elections now over, the EPA is expected to release a host of new rules governing air emissions and storm water runoff. The EPA is expected to begin the release of pending air regulations in the coming weeks and months which will finalize particulate matter standards and air toxics standards for cement kilns. These new regulations are expected by mid-December.
The EPA is also on track to propose rules for storm water runoff for concentrated animal feeding operations. It is also expected that the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers will finalize guidance clarifying federal jurisdiction over the nation’s waters and it is expected to commence final rulemaking implementing the guidance.