News & Analysis In the Agencies

Volume 52 Issue 1

SIP Approval: Washington (adoption by reference of low emission vehicle program).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

NOAA issued a final management plan, a final environmental assessment, and final regulations for  Monterey Bay national marine sanctuary, including a modification to the sanctuary zone boundaries and an addition of one new definition. 


The president issued Executive Order No. 14052, implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.


United States v. Armstrong World Industries, Inc., No. 2:21-cv-00047-FL (E.D.N.C. Nov. 15, 2021). Settling CERCLA defendants must perform injunctive relief and pay for past and future response costs incurred responding to releases of hazardous substances at the Triangle Pacific Corporation site in Pasquotank County, North Carolina.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

United States v. Hampton Roads Sanitation District, No. 2:09-cv-481 (E.D. Va. Nov. 22, 2021). A proposed fifth amendment to a 2010 consent decree builds upon previous amendments to provide for phased implementation of the settling CWA defendant’s proposed regional wet weather management plan; makes conforming amendments to monitoring, assessment, and reporting requirements; resolves certain stipulated penalties; and streamlines termination requirements.

Clean Water Act (CWA)