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News & Analysis In the Agencies Volume 49, Issue 12

84 FR 56121

EPA updated requirements for outer continental shelf sources for which Virginia is the designated corresponding onshore area.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 56121

SIP Withdrawal: Idaho (revisions to crop residue burning fee billing procedures).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 55987

United States v. Abex Aerospace, No. 2:16-cv-02696 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 10, 2019). A  proposed second amendment to a consent decree that resolves CERCLA and RCRA claims in connection with environmental contamination at the Omega Chemical Corp. Superfund site in Los Angeles County, California, added parties as settling cash defendants, moved certain settling work defendants to the category of settling cash defendants, and added as settling cash defendants two parties that had previously resolved their liability associated with the site.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

84 FR 55861

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued a policy statement that clarifies DOI's role in regulating workplace safety and health conditions on renewable energy facilities on the outer continental shelf.

Energy (generally)

84 FR 55871

EPA proposed to authorize California's changes to its hazardous waste management program under RCRA.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

84 FR 56058

EPA denied a CAA petition submitted by the state of New York requesting that EPA make a finding that emissions from sources in nine states significantly contributed to nonattainment and interfered with maintenance of the 2008 and 2015 ozone NAAQS in Chautauqua County and the New York metropolitan area in violation of the good neighbor provision.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 55864

SIP Approval: Arkansas (interstate transport requirements for the 2010 one-hour sulfur dioxide NAAQS).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 55589

United States v. Textron Inc., No. 19-cv-12097-RGS (D. Mass. Oct. 9, 2019). Concerning the Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund site in Concord, Massachusetts, settling CERCLA defendants must pay approximately $8,000 toward EPA's past response costs, contribute approximately $2,000,000 to a trust account, and perform remedial action using funds from the trust account; the consent decree also requires settling federal agencies to pay approximately $390,000 toward EPA's past response costs and contribute approximately $101,000,000 to the trust account.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

84 FR 55574

EPA announced annual adjustment factors that will be used to calculate excess emission penalties for the acid rain program during compliance years 2019 and 2020.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 55305

FERC's Office of Energy Projects announced the availability of its final Guidance for Horizontal Directional Drill Monitoring, Inadvertent Return Response, and Contingency Plans, which intends to assist the natural gas industry in preparing horizontal directional drilling project plans for FERC staff review.

Mining