The hotly contested 2015 Waters of the United States Rule essentially expanded EPA’s authority to regulate rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water under the Clean Water Act.
On November 14, 2018, US EPA proposed a deregulatory action to exempt air emissions from animal waste from the EPCRA chemical release reporting requirements.
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A parallel WOTUS rulemaking—which will restore the Clean Water Act definition of “Waters of the United States” to its pre-2015 form—is slated for November 2018.
In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a wood treatment facility and a city power and water authority will pay for hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations, respectively. In addition, EPA will collect a civil penalty from a city-owned incinerator in New Hampshire...
In a recently wrapped-up court case, Texas vs. EPA, a Texas District Court judge decided last week to halt implementation of the new Clean Water Act requirements in three states: Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
In today’s EPA Enforcement Roundup—EPA and DOJ reach an $11 million CERCLA agreement, and a vegetable oil and biodiesel plant faces a half-a-million dollar fine for Clean Water Act SPCC violations. In addition, the owners of a rail car cleaning company have been indicted for their actions surrounding a 2015 explosion that killed 2 workers.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… A US district court in South Carolina has invalidated EPA’s effort to delay by two years the effective date of a 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Final Rule. The Charleston, SC court ruled that EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers failed to follow the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act when it delayed the rule.
In this week’s Roundup, a railcar repair company, a glass container manufacturer, and eight other businesses face civil penalties for alleged violations of EPA air, water, and/or chemical regulations.
New Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Wednesday, July 18 announced that the Agency has finalized a set of amendments to the 2015 CCR Rule, which regulated the disposal of coal combustion residuals.
In 1995, US EPA passed the Universal Waste Rule, which created relaxed standards for managing common hazardous wastes like light bulbs, batteries, mercury-containing equipment, and more. While universal wastes are subject to less stringent regulations than “fully-regulated” hazardous wastes, there are still rules to follow to manage them properly. Use this guide to spot and correct common universal waste errors before they result in a notice of violation during a Federal or State inspection.