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Daily Update for Friday, October 24, 2014

Daily Update summarizes environment-related rules, proposed rules, and notices published in the current issue of the Federal Register.

79 FR 63594

Proposed Rules

EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the availability of the Science Advisory Board's final peer review of EPA's draft report, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis, which has been placed in the docket for the proposed rule, "Definition of 'Waters of the United States' Under the Clean Water Act."

Clean Water Act (CWA)

79 FR 63591

Proposed Rules

SIP Proposal: Rhode Island (decommissioning of stage II vapor recovery systems).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

79 FR 63536

Final Rules

SIP Approval: California (interstate transport requirements for 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter NAAQS).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

79 FR 63671

Final Rules

FWS determined threatened species status under the ESA for the Dakota skipper, a butterfly currently found in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, and endangered species status for the Poweshiek skipperling, a butterfly currently found in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Manitoba; both species will be added to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

79 FR 63640

Final Rules

United States v. Childress Royalty Co., No. 14-CV-633-CVE-FHM (N.D. Okla. Oct. 20, 2014). A settling CERCLA defendant that owned property where mining operations took place at the Tar Creek Superfund site in Oklahoma must pay $810,918 in U.S. response costs incurred and to be incurred at the site.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

79 FR 63749

Final Rules

EPA made revisions to the reporting and recordkeeping requirements of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, including the addition of an alternative verification approach in lieu of collecting certain data elements for which EPA has identified disclosure concerns and for which the reporting deadline was deferred until March 31, 2015; the Agency also established final confidentiality determinations for the new data elements added in this action.

Clean Air Act (CAA), Climate Change