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Hazardous air pollutants, §112

Sierra Club v. Jackson

A district court ordered EPA to promulgate emission standards for area source boilers, major source boilers, and commercial and institutional solid waste incineration units by February 21, 2011. In March 2006, the court ordered...

Sierra Club v. Sandy Creek Energy Associates, L.P.

The Fifth Circuit held that an energy company's current and ongoing construction of a coal-fired power plant, for which no maximum achievable control technology (MACT) determination has ever been made, violates CAA §112(g). In...

American Forest & Paper Ass'n v. EPA

The court denies an industry association's petition to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) denial of the association's Clean Air Act (CAA) §112(b)(3) petition to delete methanol from the CAA list of hazardous air...

United States v. Chau

The court vacates and remands an individual's sentence for asbestos cleanup violations. The individual pleaded guilty to knowingly violating the Clean Air Act (CAA) as well as to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to 51 months in...

United States v. Weintraub

The court upholds an individual's conviction under the Clean Air Act (CAA) for unlawfully removing and disposing of asbestos from a building in violation of the national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants for asbestos and...

Cement Kiln Recycling Coalition v. EPA

The court remands the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) hazardous air pollutant emission standards for hazardous waste combustors to the Agency because the standards fail to reflect the emissions achieved in practice by the...

United States v. Dipentino

The court reverses and remands the convictions of two individuals charged with improperly removing asbestos-containing materials from a hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The court first holds that the district court committed plain...

National Lime Ass'n v. EPA

The court amends an opinion that affirmed in part and remanded in part a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emission regulations for cement manufacturing. The amended opinion removes the...

National Lime Ass'n v. EPA

The court affirms in part and reverses in part the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emission regulations for Portland cement manufacturing. The regulations were challenged by an environmental...

United States v. Dell'Aquilla

The court remands a district court decision holding a project manager and a construction company liable for violations of the asbestos national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAPs) during the demolition of buildings...