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Supreme-Court-Stays-EPA-s-Clean-Power-Plan

In response to appeals from both states and industry advocates, the US Supreme Court yesterday issued a stay on EPA’s Clean Power Plan in a 5–4 decision. This is the latest hurdle for the long-delayed implementation of new air quality standards for carbon dioxide (CO2) from electricity generators. A “stay” in this case means the US EPA is prevented from implementing or enforcing its Clean Power Plan, pending the outcome of litigation that challenges the Rule’s legality.  

IATA-Expects-Lithium-Battery-Ban-to-Start-April-1

The latest update, posted February 8, reflects a recent ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC) recommendation that lithium-ion batteries prepared under Packing Instruction 965 (UN3480) be banned from carriage as cargo on passenger aircraft.

Managing-Non-point-Source-Water-Pollution

Section 319 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes a national program to control non-point sources of water pollution. This program requires states to develop non-point source assessment reports and to implement non-point source management programs under Federal supervision and financial support...

New-Hazmat-Limited-Quantity-Exception-Effective-Fe

In January, US DOT gave hazmat shippers more flexibility by incorporating 96 hazmat special permits into the text of the Hazardous Materials Regualtions (HMR). In doing so, it allowed all hazmat shippers to capitalize on exceptions and reliefs previously reserved for those approved to use these special permits. 

PHMSA-Announces-Hazmat-R-D-Public-Forum

In today's Federal Register, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (PHMSA OHMS) announced they will host a public meeting on March 23 and 24 to brief the public on recently completed hazardous materials projects and PHMSA’s plans for future projects and research.

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