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News & Analysis In the Agencies Volume 49, Issue 12

84 FR 55314

EPA announced the availability of draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of paraquat dichloride.

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)

84 FR 55239

The president issued Exec. Order No.

Administrative Law, Agencies

84 FR 55235

The president issued Exec. Order No. 13891 on October 9, 2019, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents; among other things, the order clarifies that agency guidance documents are not legally binding and requires agencies to make all current guidance documents readily available to the public via a searchable website and to clarify procedures for issuing guidance documents.

Agencies

84 FR 55104

SIP Proposal: Montana (revisions concerning the open burning of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 55100

SIP Proposal: Idaho (revisions to requirements for the Idaho portion of the Logan, Utah-Idaho 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter nonattainment area).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 55094

SIP Proposal: Alaska (infrastructure requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 54926

United States v. KmX Chemical Corp., No. 2:19-cv-00517-AWA-DEMVAED (E.D. Va. Sept. 30, 2019). A settling CAA defendant that violated leak detection and repair regulations governing its chemical reclamation facility in New Church, Virginia, must perform injunctive relief and pay a $60,000 civil penalty.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 54785

SIP Approval: New Jersey (revisions concerning volatile organic compounds at certain facilities for the eight-hour ozone NAAQS).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 54732

FWS issued its candidate notice of review, which updates the list of plant and animal species that FWS regards as candidates for or has proposed for addition to the ESA list of endangered and threatened species.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

84 FR 54542

FWS announced a 90-day finding on a petition to delist the Bone Cave harvestman as endangered or threatened under the ESA, finding that the petition presented substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that delisting may be warranted; the agency will initiate a status review for the species.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)