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5-YEAR STATUS REVIEWS/ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE NOTICE OF INITIATION FOR 59 ANIMAL AND PLANT SPECIES (Including Five Whose Range Includes Arkansas)
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS” or “the Service”) announced on June 6th that it initiated status reviews for fifty-nine animal and plant species under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”). See 89 Fed. Reg. 48,437. Four of the identified species, all freshwater mussels, have…
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Acute Freshwater Aquatic Life Screening Values for 6PPD/6PPD-Quinone: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publishes Notice of Availability
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a prepublication Federal Register Notice styled: Acute Aquatic Life Screening Values for 6PPD and 6PPD-Quinone in Freshwater (“Notice”). 6PPD and 6PPD-quinone (“6PPD-q”) have been found in freshwater eco systems originating from runoff…
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Water Testing Modification Effort/U.S. General Services Administration: Unilateral Change Order Issued to Address Stagnant Water
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States General Services Administration (“GSA”) has initiated a program titled: Water Testing Modification Effort (“WTME”). The stated purpose of WTME is to address stagnant water concerns in federally owned facilities and leased spaces. GSA is a federal agency that constructs…
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Lead and Copper Rule Revisions/Service Line Inventory: Arkansas Department of Health Reminder Addressing Deadline/Availability of Financial Assistance
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Health Engineering Section publication, Arkansas Drinking Water Update (“Update”) (Volume 38, No. 2), published an article titled: Lead and Copper Rule Service Line Inventories (“Article”). The Article was contributed by Teresa Lee, P.E., Technical Support Chief…
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Mining the Sun/Transforming Mine Lands and Brownfields into Clean Energy Hubs: Nature Conservancy Report
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Nature Conservancy (“TNC”) issued a report titled: Mining the Sun – Transforming Mine Lands and Brownfields into Clean Energy Hubs (“Report”) The Report focuses on the expanding practice of developing clean energy infrastructure on properties such as landfills, brownfields, and inactive…
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