United States v. Atlantic Richfield Co., No. CV89-039-BU-SEH (D. Mont. Sept. 30, 2022). Settling CERCLA defendants that released hazardous substances at the Anaconda Smelter NPL site in Deer Lodge County, Montana, must reimburse the United States for $48,000,000 in past response costs and future oversight costs that have been or will be incurred in responding to contamination at the site, pay the Forest Service $185,752 to reimburse anticipated future costs that will be spent overseeing remedial activities on Forest Service administered lands, and complete all cleanup actions required under the various records of decision, amendments thereto, and other decision documents issued by EPA for the site.
EPA seeks information and recommendations to consider and support the potential development, improvement, and implementation of technical assistance efforts and other strategies to support indoor air quality related improvements in the nation’s building stock, with a particular emphasis on schools and commercial buildings, to help mitigate disease transmission.
FWS removed the snail darter from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the ESA.
SIP Proposal: California (disapproval of certain serious area planning requirements for the 2012 annual fine particulate matter NAAQS for the San Joaquin Valley, and disapproval of optional precursor demonstration for ammonia).
SIP Approval: Louisiana (failure to attain the primary 2010 one-hour sulfur dioxide (SO2) NAAQS for the St. Bernard Parish SO2 nonattainment area).
SIP Approval: Louisiana (removal of provisions concerning excess emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction).
The Office of Science and Technology Policy and CEQ seek input on the development of a U.S. Ocean Climate Action Plan that will help guide and coordinate actions by the federal government and civil society to address ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes-based mitigation and adaptation solutions to climate change.
United States v. Union Electric Co. d/b/a Ameren Missouri, No. 22-cv-1038 (E.D. Mo. Sept. 28, 2022). Settling CERCLA defendants must perform response actions at the Findett/Hayford Bridge Road Groundwater Superfund Site pursuant to the June 30, 2021, Record of Decision, and pay oversight costs.
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development sees public input in response to emergent findings on solutions for systemic climate change adaptation and mitigation and scaling climate finance in agricultural, nutrition, and food systems ahead of Transformative Pathways Toward a Climate Resilient Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition System: A Public Consultation Ahead of the 27th Conference of Parties.
SIP Approval: Delaware (volatile organic compound emissions from cold solvent cleaning operations).