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News & Analysis In the Agencies Volume 49, Issue 8

84 FR 27533

EPA amended the release notification regulations under EPCRA by adding the reporting exemption for air emissions from animal waste at farms provided in §103(e) of CERCLA; the Agency also added definitions for "animal waste" and "farm" to the regulations to delineate the scope of the exemption.

Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA)

84 FR 27544

The U.S. Forest Service proposed revisions to its NEPA implementing regulations to increase efficiency in its environmental analysis while meeting NEPA's requirements and fully honoring its environmental stewardship responsibilities.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

84 FR 27361

In re Rehabilitation of Centaur Insurance Co., No. 87 CH 8615 (Ill. Cir. Ct. June 5, 2019). Under a proposed settlement agreement, an insurance company must (1) pay EPA $500,000 for response costs incurred or to be incurred at the Sharon Steel Superfund site in Farrell and Hermitage, Pennsylvania; (2) pay NOAA $967,000 and DOI $33,000 for assessment costs and natural resource damages related to hazardous substances that migrated from the LCP Chemicals & Plastics, Inc.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

84 FR 27212

SIP Proposal: Illinois (distillate fuel oil sulfur content limits).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 27202

SIP Approval: District of Columbia (emissions statements program certification for the 2008 ozone NAAQS).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 27162

United States v. Philadelphia, City of, No. 2:19-cv-02433-MMB (E.D. Pa. June 5, 2019). Settling CERCLA defendants must pay $8.4 million for costs incurred cleaning up a portion of the Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund site in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

84 FR 27152

FWS initiated five-year status reviews under the ESA for 91 species in American Samoa, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

84 FR 27112

EPA entered into a settlement agreement under CERCLA for recovery of costs incurred for a cleanup action at the Chemform, Inc. Superfund site in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

84 FR 27057

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

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

84 FR 27055

SIP Proposal: Missouri (revisions to emissions reporting requirements and updates to materials incorporated by reference).

Clean Air Act (CAA)