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News & Analysis In the Agencies Volume 49, Issue 6

84 FR 18243

NMFS announced final revisions to its 1990 Listing and Recovery Priority Guidelines; the revised guidelines prioritize limited agency resources to advance recovery of threatened and endangered species by focusing on immediacy of species' overall extinction risk; the extent of information regarding major threats; the extent to which major threats primarily fall under U.S. authority, jurisdiction, or influence; and the certainty that management or protective actions can be implemented successfully.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

84 FR 18200

EPA proposed to update specific data elements within the NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule that apply to regulated municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) to reflect the MS4 General Permit Remand Rule.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

84 FR 18195

SIP Proposal: Indiana (redesignation of the Indianapolis 2010 sulfur dioxide nonattainment area to attainment).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 18191

SIP Proposal: Wisconsin (interstate transport requirements for the 2012 fine particulate matter NAAQS).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 18186

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

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 18145

SIP Approval: Texas (reasonably available control technology in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria ozone nonattainment area).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 18142

SIP Approval: Maine (infrastructure requirements for the 2010 sulfur dioxide NAAQS).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 17986

EPA proposed to withdraw its 2015 determination that the affirmative defense provisions in Texas' SIP applicable to excess emissions that occurred during upsets and unplanned events made the SIP substantially inadequate to meet CAA requirements.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 17891

United States v. Honeywell International, Inc., No. 7:19-cv-00073-D (E.D.N.C. Apr. 18, 2019). Settling CERCLA defendants that released hazardous substances at the LCP-Holtrachem Superfund site in Riegelwood, North Carolina, must perform remedial action that EPA selected for the site and reimburse the United States for all past and future response costs.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

84 FR 17768

FWS announced its 90-day findings on petitions to list four species as endangered or threatened under the ESA, finding that the petitions to list the Arizona eryngo and giraffe may be warranted; the agency will initiate status reviews for the species.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)
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