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News & Analysis In the Agencies Volume 51, Issue 5

86 FR 16952

EPA issued its semiannual regulatory agenda to update the public about regulations and major policies currently under development, reviews of existing regulations and major policies, and rules and major policymakings completed or canceled since the last agenda.


86 FR 16683

SIP Proposal: Delaware (emissions statement certification for the 2015 ozone NAAQS). 

Clean Air Act (CAA)

86 FR 16672

SIP Approval: West Virginia (second maintenance plan for the 1997 eight-hour ozone NAAQS in the West Virginia portion of the Wheeling, West Virginia-Ohio area).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

86 FR 16641

United States v. Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, No. 4:21-00538-MWB (M.D. Penn. Mar. 24, 2021). A settling CWA defendant that discharged pollutants without a permit into waters of the United States must pay a civil penalty, and restore impacted areas and/or perform mitigation.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

86 FR 16538

EPA approved South Dakota's CAA §111(d) plan that establishes performance standards and operating requirements for existing municipal solid waste landfills.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

86 FR 16531

SIP Approval: Texas (disapproval of elements addressing implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the 2012 fine particulate matter and 2015 ozone NAAQS). 

Clean Air Act (CAA)

86 FR 16533

SIP Approval: California (partial approval of infrastructure requirements for the 2015 ozone NAAQS). 

Clean Air Act (CAA)

86 FR 16326

NMFS initiated a five-year status review of the Banggai cardinalfish under the ESA.

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

86 FR 16298

FERC amended its regulations pursuant to §401(a)(1) of the CWA to establish a categorical reasonable period of time for a state or tribal certifying authority to act on a water quality certification request for proposed natural gas and liquefied natural gas projects. 

Energy (generally), Clean Water Act (CWA)

86 FR 16232

FWS announced the availability of and seeks comment on four draft recovery plans for threatened or endangered species in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. 

Endangered Species Act (ESA)
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