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85 FR 11127

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced the availability of and seeks comment on its draft interim staff guidance, Environmental Considerations Associated with Micro-Reactors, which modifies existing guidance and provides supplemental guidance to assist Commission staff in determining the scope and scale of environmental reviews of micro-reactor applications.

Nuclear Energy

85 FR 11041

The U.S. Forest Service proposed revisions to implement certain changes to the Small Tracts Act enacted in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 concerning the eligibility of small tracts of land for conveyance outside of the National Forest System.

Public Lands

85 FR 11098

FWS announced the availability of and seeks comment on the draft recovery plan for the threatened eastern massasauga rattlesnake under the ESA. 

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

85 FR 11238

FWS designated critical habitat for the black pinesnake in nine counties in Mississippi and Clarke County, Alabama, under the ESA. 

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

85 FR 11069

EPA designated 20 chemical substances as low-priority substances for which risk evaluation is not warranted under TSCA at this time.

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

85 FR 10983

SIP Approval: Washington (updates to cross-references in source-category regulations for kraft pulp mills, sulfite pulping mills, and primary aluminum plants).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

85 FR 10989

SIP Approval: Utah (revisions to administrative rule and redesignation requests and maintenance plans for the Salt Lake County, Utah County, and Ogden City particulate matter nonattainment areas).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

85 FR 10986

SIP Approval: Arizona (revisions to regulations concerning volatile organic compound emissions from organic liquid and gasoline storage and transfer operations in Maricopa County).

Clean Air Act (CAA)

85 FR 10617

BLM adjusted for inflation the level of civil monetary penalties governing onshore oil and gas operations as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. 

Agencies, Energy (generally)

85 FR 10726

United States v. Village of Northport, No. 20-CV-890 (E.D.N.Y. Feb. 19, 2020). A settling CWA defendant that did not comply with its municipal separate storm sewer system permit and EPA administrative orders must pay $125,000 and perform injunctive relief. 

Clean Water Act (CWA)
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