At 40 CFR 144, the EPA defines six (6) classes of wells subject to differing Underground Injection Control (or UIC) requirements.
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.
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.
The US Army Corps of Engineers (COE) and US EPA issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on July 12, 2018 to provide regulatory support and clarification regarding the Agencies’ 2017 proposal to repeal changes made to the definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the previous administration in 2015.
When EPA civil penalties rise, so does the value of environmental compliance.