U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a notice on November 16, 2012, declining to waive the renewable fuel standard (RFS) established under the Clean Air Act.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed for lack of standing challenges by three trade associations to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waiver that allows the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) for use in motor vehicles manufactured after 2001.
A coalition of 27 New Jersey environmental groups and labor organizations has filed a notice of appeal challenging the validity of a recently enacted rule that allows the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to waive compliance with environmental rules under certain circumstances.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) adopted a final rule (N.J.A.C. 7:1B) on March 8, 2012, allowing the agency to waive compliance with environmental regulations in certain circumstances.
A federal court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) cannot invoke an implied “consistency waiver” to extend the statute of limitations for bringing a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCL A) cost-recovery action.
The U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI ) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (Bureau) has issued a notice requesting comments on its estimate of the time required and cost of the reporting and recordkeeping elements of 30 C.F.R. part 250, subpart H, Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems, pertaining to Outer Continental Shelf (OCS ) operations as well as related notices to lessees and operators “that clarify and provide additional guidance on some aspect of the regulations.” 76 Fed. Reg. 50,748 (81611).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has rejected New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to prohibit residents from using food stamps to buy sugar-sweetened beverages and soda.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a notice and request for comments about fiscal year 2012 fees under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
EPA has published a proposed rule that would set criteria for determining when onboard refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) is in “widespread use” for purposes of controlling motor vehicle refueling emissions.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated EPA guidance allowing some states to avoid collecting emissions fees from stationary sources in areas with severe or extreme ozone problems by using alternative compliance measures.