EPA proposed to approve Arkansas' request to update the delegation and approval of its program for the implementation and enforcement of certain NESHAPs under the CAA.
EPA added natural gas processing facilities to the scope of the industrial sectors covered by the reporting requirements for the Toxics Release Inventory and the Pollution Prevention Act.
United States v. Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District, No. 3:21-CV-179 (N.D.W. Va. Nov. 17, 2021). Settling CWA defendants that violated the CWA and the West Virginia Water Pollution Control Act in connection with the Sewer District's ownership and operation of sewer collection systems, wastewater treatment plants, and a municipal separate storm sewer system must perform injunctive relief and pay a civil penalty of $518,400.
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.
FWS announced its 12-month finding on a petition to list the Pascagoula map turtle and the Pearl River map turtle as endangered or threatened species under the ESA; the agency proposed to list the Pearl River map turtle as a threatened species with a §4(d) rule, and proposed to list the Pascagoula map turtle, Alabama map turtle, Barbour's map turtle, and Escambia map turtle as threatened species with a §4(d) rule due to their similarity in appearance with the Pearl River map turtle.
EPA announced a proposed consent decree in a CAA citizen suit alleging the Agency failed to perform certain non-discretionary duties to approve SIP revisions submitted by New York; the decree establishes deadlines for the Agency to take action on the SIP submissions.
EPA proposed to update requirements for outer continental shelf sources for which Massachusetts is the corresponding onshore area to regulate emissions in accordance with Massachusetts' onshore requirements, as mandated by the CAA.
EPA proposed to update requirements for outer continental shelf sources for which New Jersey is the corresponding onshore area to regulate emissions in accordance with New Jersey's onshore requirements, as mandated by the CAA.
EPA authorized revisions to Arkansas' hazardous waste management program under RCRA.
The Department of Natural Resources proposed to amend Mo. Code Regs. Ann. tit. 10, §§10-5.490 and 10-6.310. The proposed amendments would update the rule purpose, applicability, definitions, and federal regulatory requirements for existing municipal solid waste landfills. A public hearing will be held January 27, 2021. Comments are due February 3, 2022.