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Waters of the United States/Clean Water Act: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Finalizes New Rule
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
On September 12th the United States Environmental Protection Agency and United States Corps of Engineers (collectively, “EPA”) announced the finalization of a new rule addressing the Clean Water Act definition of Waters of the United States (“WOTUS”). EPA had previously rescinded the Obama era…
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Transportation/Hazardous Materials: U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Interpretive Letter Addressing Materials of Trade Provisions
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) addressed in an August 1st interpretive letter a question regarding the Hazardous Materials Regulations (“HMR”) applicable to materials of trade (“MOTs”). PHMSA was responding to an April 1st query from the Dangerous…
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UIC/Wastewater Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment Notice of Violation to Bethel Heights, Arkansas
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment (“ADEE”) issued an August 16th Notice of Violation (“NOV”) to the City of Bethel Heights, Arkansas (“Bethel Heights”). See LIS No. 19-070. The NOV addresses alleged violations of a No-Discharge Permit issued pursuant to the authority of Arkansas…
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Operational Risk Management in the U.S. Energy Storage Industry/Lithium-Ion Fire and Thermal Event Safety: Energy Storage Association White Paper
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Energy Storage Association (“ESA”) published a September 2019 White Paper titled: Operational Risk Management in the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: Lithium-Ion Fire and Thermal Event Safety (“White Paper”) The White Paper describes how fire and thermal event risk prevention and management is…
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Arkansas Natural Resources Commission: September 18, 2019 Agenda/Meeting
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission(“ANRC”) has scheduled its next meeting for September 18th . The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. at 101 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 350, Little Rock, Arkansas. A draft agenda includes the following: Business Administration Executive Report – Bruce Holland…
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