By Adam Silverman Several recent developments in air regulations are likely to impact regional, national and international air pollution policy. In part I of our Air Update we address several Clean Air Act topics: The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issues two important Clean Air Act opinions, one clarifying a recent decision to uphold revisions… Continue Reading
For well over a decade, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been in search of a regulatory approach to address post-construction stormwater discharges. In contrast to its regulations for stormwater discharges from construction sites, this initiative targeted stormwater discharges after a project has been developed or redeveloped. EPA’s efforts to regulate post-construction stormwater discharges… Continue Reading
EPA published its new Construction General Permit. It does not contain numerical turbidity limitations, but otherwise tends to follow the Construction and Development Rule. EPA plans a webinar for March 21.
President Obama has returned the draft final rule, “Reconsideration of the 2008 Ozone Primary and Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards,” to EPA.
EPA postpones its deadline for reporting 2010 greenhouse gas emissions.
EPA moves closer toward GHG regulation with agreement to issue New Source Performance Standards to control GHG emissions from fossil-fuel based power plants and petroleum refineries.
USEPA is sending out questionnaires to owners and developers as part of its initiative to develop regulations aimed at controlling post-construction stormwater discharges from commercial properties.