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Agencies Get Their Ducks In A Row On Revising Endangered Species Act Rules
Last week, final rules from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service impacting key components of the Endangered Species Act were published in the Federal Register.
United States
4 Sep 2019
EPA To States: Don't Rock The Boat With Water Quality Certification Review
On June 7, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued updated guidance to "clarify and provide recommendations concerning the implementation
United States
3 Jul 2019
The River No Longer Runs Through It: Epa To Cease Regulating Releases Of Pollutants To Groundwater
After decades of insisting otherwise and before the U.S. Supreme Court has had a chance to rule on the issue
United States
20 Jun 2019
Califormaldehyde: EPA Formally Adopts California-Like Requirements For Composite Wood Products
On March 22, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to implement its own formaldehyde emission standards as required under the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act.
United States
1 Apr 2019
Dipping Its Toe In The Groundwater? Supreme Court Eyes Expedited Review For Clean Water Act Case
On December 3, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an order requesting the Solicitor General to weigh in on a case related to the legal status of some types of groundwater.
United States
11 Dec 2018
EPA Proposes Rollback To 2016 Methane Rule
On September 11, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule to amend various provisions of a key Obama-era regulation that sought to reduce methane emissions...
United States
14 Sep 2018
EPA Proposes Replacement For Clean Power Plan
On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, a proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan issued in 2015.
United States
30 Aug 2018
US EPA And DOT Proposal To Freeze Fuel Economy Standards For 2021-2026
On Thursday, August 2, 2018, the NHTSA and the EPA jointly proposed a rule to freeze the fuel efficiency standards for vehicles established in 2012.
United States
13 Aug 2018
EPA To Study Sulfur Limit Impact On Shipping
On July 30, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a workshop to engage stakeholders in a discussion surrounding the development of a study of the economic impacts...
United States
25 Jul 2018
EPA Modifies Source Determination Test; Narrows Common Control Criteria
These situations often involved a primary facility that was wholly or partially dependent on a support facility.
United States
8 May 2018
Into The Light Or Fade To Black? EPA Administrator Pruitt's Proposed Secret Science Rule
Highlighting the divisive nature of the proposal, criticism has also come from within the political ranks of the agency.
United States
3 May 2018
Fish And Wildlife Service Doubles Down On Department Of Interior Opinion On Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)
On April 11, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued a Memorandum titled "Guidance on the recent M-Opinion affecting the Migratory Bird Treaty Act" (the "Memorandum") ...
United States
24 Apr 2018
Back-To-Basics Approach On Injunctive Relief
On April 3, 2018, Susan Bodine, Assistant Administrator of U.S. EPA's Office of Enforcement Assurance and Compliance Assistance (OECA) ...
United States
13 Apr 2018
New Department Of Interior Solicitor's Opinion Provides Relief On Incidental Take Of Migratory Birds
The Opinion finds that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) prohibits only affirmative and purposeful actions to take migratory birds.
United States
3 Jan 2018
EPA And Other Agencies To Seek Comment On Ways To Improve "Efficiency, Effectiveness And Accountability"
President Trump has given executive branch agencies 180 days to conduct an internal review and to propose, with input from public stakeholders, reorganization plans to "improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of that agency."
United States
21 Mar 2017
EPA To The Oil And Gas Industry On Its Request For Information: Never Mind
Months after the EPA first contacted oil and gas companies demanding detailed information regarding methane releases, it has announced that the companies are "no longer required to respond."
United States
9 Mar 2017
Top 10 Topics For Directors In 2017: Environmental Disasters And Contagious Diseases
While the causes of climate change remain a point of debate in political circles, science are beginning to coalesce around the devastating effects of climate change to businesses and markets.
23 Jan 2017
EPA To The Oil And Gas Industry: The Request Is In The Mail
That means the request could go out to the more than 18,000 affected facilities as early as November 2016.
United States
21 Oct 2016
EPA IG's Concerns About Oversight Of Hospital Disinfectants Reinforces Need For Robust Infection Control Programs
On September 19, 2016, the IG for the EPA issued the latest in a long line of reports identifying flaws in EPA's process for ensuring the efficacy of hospital-grade, hard-surface disinfectants.
United States
27 Sep 2016
CEQ Instructs Federal Agencies To Consider Climate Change Impacts During NEPA Reviews
The Council on Environmental Quality released a Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews.
United States
9 Aug 2016
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