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News & Analysis In the Agencies Volume 49, Issue 11

84 FR 49214

NMFS proposed revisions to the critical habitat designation for the southern resident killer whale distinct population segment under the ESA. 

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

84 FR 49293

EPA seeks comment on policy approaches for addressing baseline issues in watersheds with Agency-approved TMDLs where policymakers would like to pursue water quality trading as a regulatory option for NPDES permit compliance.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

84 FR 49382

EPA proposed amendments to NESHAPs for the paper and other web coating source category based on the Agency's residual risk and technology review.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 49202

SIP Proposal: California (partial approval and partial conditional approval of revisions to the Imperial County air pollution control district's reasonably available control technology requirements for the 2008 eight-hour ozone NAAQS).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 49278

DOE announced the availability of and seeks comment on its report titled Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas From the United States: 2019 Update, which is intended to provide additional information to the public and inform DOE's decisions regarding life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of U.S. liquefied natural gas exports for use in electric power generation.

Energy (generally)

84 FR 49057

SIP Approval: New Mexico (infrastructure certifications for the 2015 ozone NAAQS and repeal of state regulations for total suspended particulate).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 49062

SIP Approval: Maryland (infrastructure requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 48946

United States v. Southeastern Grocers, Inc., No. 3:19-cv-00988-MMH-MCR (M.D. Fla. Aug. 23, 2019). Settling CAA defendants that violated regulations governing recordkeeping and the service and repair of commercial refrigeration appliances that use ozone-depleting refrigerant must perform injunctive relief related to refrigeration equipment at approximately 576 stores and pay a $300,000 civil penalty.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 48789

SIP Approval: Ohio (revisions regarding nitrogen oxides SIP call and Clean Air Interstate Rule).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 48647

United States v. Nouryon Functional Chemicals LLC, No. 1:19-cv-00626 (D. Ariz. Sept. 10, 2019). A settling CAA defendant that violated regulations governing emissions from its sulfuric acid manufacturing facility in Axis, Alabama, must perform injunctive relief to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid mist, pay a $300,000 civil penalty, and perform an environmental mitigation project.

Clean Air Act (CAA)