EPA Reconsidering 2022-2025 Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Cars, Light Trucks

EPA is announcing it is reconsidering whether the light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas standards previously established for model years 2022-2025 are appropriate under the Clean Air Act, and is accepting relevant comments, data, and information from the public. The agency is … Continue Reading

EPA Proposes New Protection Standards for Uranium Mining Operations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued proposed rule changes for health and environmental protection standards under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) of 1978. The new standards proposed would apply to byproduct materials from uranium in-situ … Continue Reading

EPA Proposes Lowering Production/Import Percentages for Biofuels in 2018 and 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a plan to lower the annual percentage standards for biofuel production and imports required under the Clean Air Act for 2018 and 2019. As a result of “real-world changes,” including “slower-than-expected” development of the biofuel … Continue Reading

EPA Seeking to Require Greater Financial Responsibility from Hardrock Miners

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to require greater financial responsibility for hardrock miners to prevent them from shifting the cost of site cleanup to other parties, including taxpayers. Public comments on the proposed new requirements are due by July 11, … Continue Reading

EPA Throws Open Every Regulation for Possible Repeal, Replacement, or Modification

As directed by President Trump’s Executive Order 13777, the EPA is now accepting comments from the public about which existing regulations should be repealed, replaced, or modified, based on obsolescence or ineffectiveness; costs outweighing benefits; insufficient data or rulemaking transparency; … Continue Reading

EPA Establishes Higher Levels of Oxytetracycline Allowed on Citrus Fruit

  The EPA is establishing a time-limited tolerance until December 2019 for combined residues of oxytetracycline in or on citrus fruit. Previously, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) reported an emergency situation existed and requested the use … Continue Reading

FedFeed 2/1/2017: EPA Regulation Adds Natural Gas Plants to Toxics Release Inventory

EPA Regulation Adds Natural Gas Processing Plants to Toxics Release Inventory   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to add natural gas processing (NGP) facilities to the list of industrial sectors required to provide a report on the toxic … Continue Reading

FedFeed 1/16/17: EPA Regulation Accepts Changes to Arizona Air Quality Plan

EPA Regulation Accepts Changes to Arizona Air Quality Plan   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to accept changes the State of Arizona has made to its State Implementation Plan for particulate matter (PM). The Clean Air Act requires … Continue Reading

FedFeed 1/10/17 – EPA Regulation Proposes New Ethanol Standards

EPA Regulation Proposes New Ethanol Standards Under Renewable Fuel Standard Program   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing new standards for ethanol fuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program to reflect changes in the marketplace and to promote … Continue Reading