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News & Analysis In the Agencies Volume 49, Issue 8

84 FR 28630

NMFS completed a comprehensive status review under the ESA for alewife and blueback herring, and determined that listing either species as threatened or endangered is not warranted at this time.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

84 FR 28259

EPA proposed to delete the MGM Brakes Superfund site located in Cloverdale, California, from the NPL.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

84 FR 28075

United States v. Earle M. Jorgensen Co., No. 19-cv-00907 (W.D. Wash. June 10, 2019). A settling CERCLA, CWA, and OPA defendant that released and discharged hazardous substances and oil from its formerly owned and operated facility to the Lower Duwamish River in and near Seattle, Washington, must pay $1.3 million for natural resource damages and reimburse past assessment costs totaling $75,538.96.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

84 FR 28004

EPA and the U.S. Forest Service entered into an administrative settlement under CERCLA concerning response costs incurred at or in connection with the Blue Ledge Mine Superfund site in Siskiyou County, California.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

84 FR 28044

EPA reissued an NPDES general permit for offshore seafood processors in Alaska.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

84 FR 28132

SIP Proposal: California (requirements for the Los Angeles-South Coast air basin 1979 one-hour, 1997 eight-hour, and 2008 eight-hour ozone nonattainment area).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 27996

SIP Proposal: Missouri (sulfur dioxide emissions control requirements for the Lake Road generating facility).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 27899

The president issued Executive Order No. 13874, Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products, which directs EPA, FDA, and USDA to streamline regulatory processes for agricultural biotechnology products to ensure public confidence in the oversight of such products and promote future innovation and competitiveness.


84 FR 27566

EPA proposed to determine that the Phoenix-Mesa ozone nonattainment area attained the 2008 ozone NAAQS by its applicable moderate area attainment date.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 27559

SIP Proposal: New York (infrastructure requirements for the 2008 ozone, 2010 sulfur dioxide, and 2012 fine particulate matter NAAQS).

Clean Air Act (CAA)