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EPA Issues "Amendment" to Definition of Condensable Particulate Matter as Regulated New Source Review Pollutant
On Thursday, March 16, 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) took the almost unprecedented step of publishing in the Federal Register a correction to its prior definition of “regulated new source review pollutant” (“Rule”) contained in two sets of...
Whew. Unless you’re intimately involved in writing or reading corporate disclosures, you may not realize it, but a marathon of sorts just wrapped up. Yesterday marked the deadline for big companies operating on a calendar year to file their annual reports (Form 10-K filings) with the...
On Friday, EPA released “Step 3” of the GHG Tailoring Rule. The big news is no news at all. EPA left the GHG permitting thresholds unchanged, at 100,000 tons per year of carbon dioxide equivalent for new facilities and increases of 75,000 tpy of CO2e for existing...
In this month's Pennsylvania Law Weekly / Legal Intelligencer column, I discuss United States v. EME Homer City Generation, No. 11-19 (W.D. Pa. Oct. 12, 2011), and Jackson v. EME Homer City Generation, No. 11-28 (W.D. Pa. Oct 13, 2011), and the recurring issues related to the...
EPA may have had problems in court in recent years defending its regulations, but it has generally fared much better in its enforcement cases. Earlier this week, however, EPA suffered what will be, if it is affirmed, a devastating defeat in its PSD/NSR enforcement initiative. In United...