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New Source Review/Clean Air Act: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Draft Guidance Addressing "Begin Actual Construction"
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued on March 25th a draft guidance memorandum addressing: Interpretation of “Begin Actual Construction” Under the New Source Review Preconstruction Permitting Regulations (“Draft Guidance”) The Draft Guidance is transmitted from Anne…
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Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission – April 24, 2020 Meeting - CANCELLED
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission (“Commission”) is the environmental policy-making body for Arkansas. The Commission, with certain exceptions, meets on a monthly basis. In view of the Coronavirus precautions being taken by state agencies and jurisdictions, the April Commission…
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Hazardous Materials Transportation/COVID-19: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Enforcement Policy Regarding Training
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law, Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) issued a March 25th document titled: Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding Training Requirements (“Policy”) The Policy acknowledges that hazardous materials employers may be: . . . experiencing difficulty in either obtaining…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment Issues Environmental Enforcement Guidance
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law, Coronavirus (COVID-19)
On March 30, the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment (E&E) issued an enforcement guidance document in response to COVID-19 related disruptions faced by regulated businesses. Per the guidance, the E&E has created an e-mail address for regulated entities to report “unavoidable compliance…
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Air Permit/Clean Air Act: Minnesota Appellate Court Addresses Challenge to Use of Synthetic Minor
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Co-Author: Austin Reed The Minnesota Court of Appeals (“Court”) addressed in a March 23rd Order the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (“MPCA”) grant of an air emissions permit to PolyMet Mining, Inc. (“PolyMet”). See In re Issuance of Air Emissions Permit No. 13700345-101 for PolyMet Mining…
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