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Developing a State Contaminants of Emerging Concern Program: Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials Issues Guidance Document
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (“ASTSWMO”) issued a January 2023 document titled: Guidance for Developing a State Contaminants of Emerging Concern Program (“Guidance”) The Guidance is stated to have been developed by ASTSWMO’s Contaminants of Emerging…
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94th Arkansas General Assembly/Non-Municipal Domestic Sewage Treatment Permits: Home/Property Owners Exemption Proposed
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Representatives Richard McGrew and Lanny Fite filed House Bill 1015 which would amend Ark. Code Ann. § 8-4-203(b)(1)(C). The above-cited Arkansas Code provision exemptions for certain entities related to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System or state permits for a non-municipal domestic…
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Air Enforcement: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Geismar Methanol Distribution Facility Operator Enter into Settlement
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (“LDEQ”) and Kinder Morgan Liquids Terminals LLC (“Kinder Morgan”) entered into a Settlement to address alleged air permit violations. See SA-AE-22-073. The Settlement provides that Kinder Morgan owns and/or operates a methanol distribution facility…
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94th Arkansas General Assembly/ Tires: Bill Introduced to Commercialize Used Tire Recycling/Accountability Program
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Representatives L. Fite, S. Berry, and Senator Rice have introduced House Bill 1234 (“HB1234”) titled: Arkansas Commerce Tire Program Act HB1234 would replace the legislation known as the Used Tire Recycling and Accountability Act found at Ark. Code Ann. 8-9-401, et seq. The Arkansas General…
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RCRA Listed Hazardous Waste/K051: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Proposes to Grant Delisting Petition
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published a January 23rd Federal Register Notice proposing to grant a petition to delist up to 2,409 cubic yards of K051 API (separator sludge) from the List of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”) hazardous wastes. See 88 Fed…
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