The Fifth Circuit dismissed intervening environmental groups' challenge to a district court order requiring the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to hold an oil and gas lease sale on the outer continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico. The state of Louisiana and oil companies initially sued BOE...
The Fifth Circuit vacated the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ's) order granting a PSD permit for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Texas. An environmental group petitioned for review, arguing TCEQ erred by not imposing the same emissions limits for carbon monoxide and n...
EPA finalized amendments to the new source performance standards for secondary lead smelters, and finalized the use of EPA Method 22 (Visual Determination of Fugitive Emissions From Material Sources and Smoke Emissions From Flares) as an alternative for demonstrating compliance with the opacity limit.
SIP Proposal: Kentucky (stationary source emissions monitoring and reporting requirements for Jefferson County).
SIP Proposal: New Hampshire (regional haze).
EPA invited public comment to inform the domestic availability of multiple products used in the construction, alteration, and/or maintenance of water infrastructure.
EPA entered into a proposed CERCLA §122(g)(4) de minimus landowner administrative settlement agreement for parties associated with the Fansteel Metals/FMRI Superfund site in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
EPA announced the availability of and seeks comment on an Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis following the completion of a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel for the proposed New Source Performance Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units.
United States v. Cleveland-Cliffs Burns Harbor LLC, No. 23-381 (N.D. Ind. Nov. 8, 2023). Under a proposed consent decree, a settling CERCLA defendant that allegedly released cyanide and ammonia into the East Branch of the Little Calumet River during an August 2019 incident, which led to beach closures, a fish kill, and other natural resource damages, must donate and conserve two approximately one-acre parcels of land bordering the East Branch of the Little Calumet River and near the Indiana Dunes National Park, pay $409,533 to the DOI Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Fund, and pay $590,173 to the governments for reimbursement of natural resource damages assessment costs.
The Department of Natural Resources adopted amendments to its water supply regulations. The amendments update, correct, and clarify existing code requirements, and add requirements for new technologies related to community drinking water system sources, source water quality, storage, treatment, and distribution.