Celebrating Ozone Layer Protection Milestones of the Clean Air Act

EPA

Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. industry has led the way, at every stage, by developing next generation technologies even while the use of air-conditioning and refrigeration has steadily grown. By Anne L. Austin.

EPA Issues An Enforcement Alert to Metal Recycling Facilities to Address VOC Emissions

Environment Next

Given that metal shredding operations typically use the same hammermill technology and process the same general scrap metal stream, the VOC emission factors should be reasonably similar.

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Public Comment Period Opens as Ohio EPA Issues Draft Revisions to Reasonably Available Control Technology (“RACT”) Requirements for Control of VOC and NOx Emissions

Vorys Law

The purpose of Ohio EPA’s draft revisions to OAC 3745-21 is two-fold: (1) to satisfy Ohio EPA’s 5-year rule review requirements, and (2) to implement mandatory Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements for the Cincinnati and Cleveland 2015 ozone nonattainment areas. Industrial Solvent Cleaning Operations (See 3745-21-23 ). Energy Environment Clean Air Act NAAQS RACT VOC

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Ohio EPA Division of Air Pollution Control hosts Program Advisory Group Meeting

Vorys Law

On January 20, 2021, the Ohio EPA’s Division of Air Pollution Control (DAPC) hosted a “Program Advisory Group” (PAG) meeting via Microsoft Teams to inform interested stakeholders of recent and upcoming DAPC activities. During the PAG meeting, Ohio EPA noted that, in the past, the agency has primarily relied on the minimum control measures required under the federal Clean Air Act to meet the NAAQS. Energy Environment Clean Air Act NAAQS ohio epa Permitting

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Flurry of PFAS Actions in the First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: The Highlights

Cole Sholtz

Acting on PFAS was a steadfast part of President Biden’s environmental campaign promises. Also charged with developing the “ PFAS 2021-2025 – Safeguarding America’s Waters, Air and Land ,” a strategy to deliver critical public health protections. PFAS Action Act of 2021 , bipartisan bill introduced to the US House of Representatives. Require testing of PFAS for toxicity to human health under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Welcome Dan Pellegrini

Capaccio

Dan will initially be working alongside our Air Permitting experts as he brings extensive Clean Air Act testing experience and will add depth to our team. Our unique approach combines our extensive EHS experience with cutting edge innovative technologies.

Will President Biden's Low Carbon Policy Efforts be Slowed Down by the Gruenspecht Effect and Slow Economic Growth?

Environmental and Urban Economics

Clean Air Regulations have focused on reducing the emissions of new cars, new factories and new power plants. The Gruenspecht effect refers to an economist who in his Yale PHD thesis argued that the Clean Air Act can unintentionally make air pollution worse in the short run if car drivers keep their old cars longer because regulation raises the price of new cars (a regulation induced substitution effect). In recent decades, U.S

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NRDC: Regulation Is Too Weak For Radioactive Oil And Gas Drilling Wastewater, Other Waste

PA Environment Daily

And this waste—along with drilling and fracking waste--can contain radioactive elements known as “technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material,” or TENORM. By Amy Mall, Natural Resources Defense Council This article first appeared on the NRDC Blog July 21, 2021 -- The U.S.

CRES Forum Climate Policy Directives for Legislators, Policymakers, the Press, and the Public

Cresforum

Republican Presidents created the Environmental Protection Agency, signed the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act Amendments, the Oil Pollution Act into law, adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, developed the world’s first market-based emissions reductions programs, and protected America’s wetlands while supporting economic growth and development. The all of the above approach to clean energy is the principal reason the U.S.

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Opinion of the Court in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA Displays a Curious Alignment of Justices

Vermont Law

Summary: Last week the Supreme Court handed down its second Clean Air Act case of the term, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. The case involved a challenge to EPA’s attempt to regulate greenhouse gases in the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program of the Clean Air Act. A facility is subject to new source review if it has potential emissions of 100 or 250 tons per year of an air pollutant, depending on the source.

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EPA’s Shifting Guidance on Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Defenses in State Implementation Plans and Its Effect in Louisiana

The Energy Law Blog

On September 30, 2021, the EPA once again signaled a policy change on what provisions a state can include in its Clean Air Act State Implementation Plan (“SIP”) for exemptions and affirmative defenses during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (“SSM”).

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Senate Committee Holds Hearing on EPA Nominees for Assistant Administrator for Mission Support and Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

Brag

Amanda Howe has a long history of public service, including such roles as the Chief Operating Officer for the now-Vice President, Kamala Harris, for the People Presidential Campaign, Acting Chief of Staff for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Trade for Virginia’s then-Governor Mark R. The paper addressed the Clean Energy Standard and carbon taxing, but excluded carbon capture and nuclear energy. By Lynn L. Bergeson.

Environmental Perspectives

Environmental Science

Another example is air sampling - ground level measurements affect people, higher elevations affect pollution transport. A few examples are: Clean or dirty (or how dirty). Air measurements to Federal NAAQS (“National Air Quality Standards”). in air inhaled).

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Environmental Law: Government and Public Policy Towards the Environment

Environmental Science

These are not “laws” per se but act as such within a regulatory framework. It can also apply a method of land management on a kind of understanding of acting responsibly and ethically. Air emissions : Any gas emitted into the atmosphere from industrial or commercial activity.

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The Dirty Truth of Michigan v. EPA

Vermont Law

is a shift for this historically Clean Air Act-friendly Court. The consequences of which may be felt as the Obama Administration unveils the final version of the environmentally ambitious Clean Power Plan. EPA) is one for the Clean Air Act (CAA) record books. Since the Clean Air Act was enacted in 1970, EPA has been directed to regulate the emission of toxic chemicals by coal and oil fired power plants but had neglected to do so.

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Air District Targets Southern California Logistics Industry

Clean Energy Law

A local air district is developing a rule that would require both existing and proposed warehouses to reduce trucking emissions or pay a mitigation fee. The SCAQMD is the local agency responsible for attaining these clean air standards in the Basin.

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Policy News: October 25, 2021

ESA

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Urges Nations to Act Now. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology holds second meeting of the administration, focused on climate, energy and the environment. Innovation and Competition Act ( S.

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Climatology: The Science of Global Weather Systems over the Long Term

Environmental Science

It is to long-term trends, long-term and large-scale processes to which we direct our efforts in understanding why the climate looks or acts the way it does, and what variations and anomalies can potentially change it. The warm air then creates this oscillation and the waters become warmer.

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ESA Policy News: August 30, 2021

ESA

Innovation and Competition Act with representatives from the White House and the Commerce Department. The judge determined that Biden’s executive order violated the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Mineral Leasing Act and the Administrative Procedures Act.

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Policy News: May 17, 2021

ESA

NSF for the Future and Endless Frontiers Act advance in Congress. EPA receives 100 nominations for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved the Endless Frontiers Act ( S. The Endless Frontiers Act is Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. The Senate Commerce Committee also amended the Endless Frontiers Act to add several standalone STEM bills including the RISE Act ( S.

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ESA Policy News: August 16, 2021

ESA

The bill also contains $55 billion for water infrastructure which includes $10 billion for the clean-up of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other emerging contaminants. It’s seen as a way to quickly increase clean energy use without hiking electric bills for consumers.

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Policy News: October 8, 2021

ESA

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology meets for the first time in the Biden administration. Roger Wicker’s (R-MS) Flood Level Observation, Operations, and Decision Support Act ( S. EPA – Clean Air Act Advisory Committee Meeting (Oct.

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May 2021 Updates to the Climate Case Charts

Law Columbia

Circuit Decision Vacating Affordable Clean Energy Rule. Circuit’s January opinion vacating EPA’s repeal and replacement of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan regulations for controlling carbon emissions from existing power plants. The first petition was filed by West Virginia and 18 other states that had intervened to defend the repeal and replacement rule, known as the Affordable Clean Energy rule. By Margaret Barry and Korey Silverman-Koati.

June 2021 Updates to the Climate Case Charts

Law Columbia

The federal district court for the District of Connecticut granted the State of Connecticut’s motion to remand its lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corporation (Exxon) in which the State asserts claims under the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) arising from Exxon’s alleged false or misleading statements about connections between its products and climate change, as well as alleged interference with the marketplace for renewable energy and alleged “greenwashing.”

Special Policy News #6: The Transition

ESA

2 trillion plan includes $50 billion to create a new technology directorate for NSF. White House Office of Science and Technology Policy forms Interagency Task Force on Scientific Integrity. . EPA seeks new members of the Scientific Advisory Board and Clean Air Advisory Committee. There is $180 billion pegged overall in the plan for investment in research and development and “technologies of the future.”. In this issue: .

The Chemical Compound—August 2021

Arnold Porter

This includes emerging contaminants as well as substances identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) under the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for prioritization, risk evaluation, or regulation.

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Policy News: June 28, 2021

ESA

In this issue: House Science Committee Advances NSF for the Future Act. EPA announces new members of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. House Science Committee Advances NSF for the Future Act. The House Science Committee advanced the NSF for the Future Act ( H.R.

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Special Policy News #7: The Transition

ESA

The Trump orders were “found to be inconsistent with, or present obstacles to, the policy set forth in” President Joe Biden’s January executive order directing agencies to focus on combating climate change and bolster clean energy jobs, the secretarial order states. “I But I’m hopeful that these steps will help make clear that we, as a Department, have a mandate to act.”. More headlines of interest: Senators Pump Brakes on Endless Frontier Act – FYI. In this issue: .

Eight Important Updates About Recent PFAS Regulatory Developments

Arnold Porter

In the final days of the Trump Administration, EPA issued final determinations to regulate PFOA and PFOS in drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), a process the Agency started in 2018.

Wrecking Climate Policy and Auto Economics: Trump’s Legacy of Fuel Economy Litigation and Car Standard Uncertainty

Vermont Law

Trump has induced protracted clean transportation litigation by proposing to repeal the Obama administration fuel economy standards and revoke California’s longstanding regulatory authority, and by attacking any auto industry attempts at reaching policy consensus with California. clean transportation policy is the avoidance of state specific standards. that if successful the Trump administrations regulatory rollback will bring technological innovation in the U.S.

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States Filling the Void on Climate Change

Vermont Law

In the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2016 (AB32), California established the goal of limiting statewide GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The legislation directed the Air Resources Board (ARB) to adopt regulations to achieve the maximum technologically feasible and cost?effective

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The Trump Watch: What Does the New Administration Portend for the Environment?

Vermont Law

At a recent victory tour rally in West Allis, Wisconsin President-elect Trump succinctly stated his energy policy: “On energy we will cancel the restrictions on the destruction of American energy, including shale, natural gas and clean beautiful coal.”. [1]. as a pollutant at all to the Clean Power Plan, which has no chance of clemency before its swift execution at some point in 2017. [14]. Commercial technologies do not exist for removing CO. . Mark Latham and Rachel Oest.

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Policy News: May 6, 2021

ESA

should seek to build upon the myriad examples where collaboration and consensus-building have led to significant conservation outcomes,” continues the report, alluding to the Great American Outdoors Act, the largest conservation legislation in decades that passed Congress last year with broad bipartisan support. McCabe worked for the EPA during the Obama administration, leading the EPA’s air office. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would provide an additional $1.4

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Policy News: May 28, 2021

ESA

Endless Frontier Act Stalled and Renamed to the Innovation and Competition Act. Bill would create a technology directorate at the National Science Foundation and increases authorized funding levels. Endless Frontier Act Stalled and Renamed to the Innovation and Competition Act.

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The Chemical Compound—May 2021

Arnold Porter

This includes emerging contaminants as well as substances identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) under the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for prioritization, risk evaluation, or regulation.

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The Chemical Compound—February 2021

Arnold Porter

This includes emerging contaminants as well as substances identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) under the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for prioritization, risk evaluation, or regulation.

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