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News & Analysis In the Agencies Volume 50, Issue 10

85 FR 53910

OSHA amended its existing construction and shipyard standards for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds to clarify certain provisions and simplify or improve compliance.

Enforcement and Compliance

85 FR 53684

NMFS published its final 2020 annual determination under the ESA that identifies U.S. fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific Ocean that will be required to take fisheries observers upon the Service’s request.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

85 FR 53849

United States v. HOVENSA L.L.C., No. 1:11-CV-00006 (D.V.I., Aug. 25, 2020). Under a proposed first modification to a consent decree approved in 2011 concerning alleged violations of the CAA, parties were added and changes were made to some of the deadlines and injunctive relief obligations.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

85 FR 53842

FWS initiated five-year status reviews for seven plant and seven animal species under the ESA.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

85 FR 53840

FWS initiated a five-year status review of the spectacled eider under the ESA.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

85 FR 53811

Under §122(i) of CERCLA, EPA entered into a proposed administrative settlement for recovery of past and projected future response costs concerning the Hamilton/Labree Roads groundwater contamination site in Chehalis, Washington.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

85 FR 54178

EPA performed a periodic review of the emissions standards and other requirements for other solid waste incineration units (OSWI) under the CAA, and proposed changes to the OSWI new source performance standards and emission guidelines that are not specifically based on the statutory periodic review.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

85 FR 53715

SIP Proposal: North Carolina (revisions to sulfur dioxide permit limits for the Blue Ridge Paper Products, LLC facility located in the Beaverdam Township Area of Haywood County, North Carolina).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

85 FR 53722

EPA proposed a rule correcting an error in the Agency’s regulations for test procedures used in the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program as finalized in a 2012 rulemaking; the correction clarifies the method for how flex-fuel vehicles are accounted for in manufacturer fuel economy calculations in model years 2020 and later.

Institutional Controls

85 FR 53676

EPA finalized a rule correcting an error in the Agency’s regulations for test procedures used in the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program as finalized in a 2012 rulemaking; the correction clarifies the method for how flex-fuel vehicles are accounted for in manufacturer fuel economy calculations in model years 2020 and later.

Institutional Controls
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