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News & Analysis In the Agencies Volume 50, Issue 2

84 FR 70135

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

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

84 FR 70130

EPA proposed to approve a plan for the Wallula area in the state of Washington that addresses the second ten-year maintenance period for particulate matter.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 70109

SIP Proposal: California (revisions to Ventura County 2008 eight-hour ozone nonattainment area requirements).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 70328

The Department of the Army proposed to revise its procedures for implementing NEPA and CEQ NEPA regulations by clarifying and updating the regulations, incorporating current procedures and practices, and revising and adding categorical exclusions.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), U.S. Government

84 FR 69707

FWS announced its 12-month findings on petitions to list the Ozark chub, purpledisk honeycombhead, red tree vole (North Oregon Coast distinct population segment), sand verbena moth, and skiff milkvetch as endangered or threatened species under the ESA, finding that listing the five species was not warranted at this time.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

84 FR 69713

FWS announced its 90-day findings on petitions to list two species as endangered or threatened under the ESA, finding that the petitioned actions to list the Bethany Beach firefly and Gulf Coast solitary bee may be warranted; the agency will initiate status reviews for the species.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

84 FR 69918

FWS reclassified the Hawaiian goose from endangered to threatened under the ESA because threats to the species have been sufficiently reduced, and adopted a rule under ESA §4(d) to enhance conservation of the species through range expansion and management flexibility.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

84 FR 69742

EPA announced the availability of and seeks comment on the Systematic Review Protocol for the Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Noncancer IRIS Assessment, which communicates the rationale for conducting the assessment of PCBs and describes the process of identifying, evaluating, and synthesizing evidence from relevant literature.

Toxic Substances (generally)

84 FR 69834

EPA revised regulations that are designed to reduce the risk of accidental releases of hazardous chemicals as part of the Agency's risk management program under the CAA by rescinding recent amendments no longer considered reasonable or practicable.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

84 FR 69602

The Bureau of Indian Affairs amended its regulations governing Tribal Energy Resource Agreements (TERAs), which allow tribes to enter into leases, business agreements, and rights-of-way for energy resource development on tribal land without the review and approval of the Secretary of the Interior, and established how a tribe may obtain certification of a tribal energy development organization as an alternative to entering into a TERA.