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Municipal Solid Waste Landfill New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the Solid Waste NSPS rule, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History On August 29, 2016 EPA finalized two rules targeting methane emissions from new and existing landfills (the New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines, respectively). They were scheduled to go into effect on October 28, 2016. […]

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Montreal Protocol Hydrofluorocarbons Kigali Agreement – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the Kigali Agreement, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History On July 20, 2015 EPA finalized a rule to reconsider a list of acceptable substitutes for ozone-depleting chemicals, saying “Global warming potential (GWP) is one of several criteria EPA considers in […]

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Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and Section 126 Petitions – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the CSAPR, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History A downwind state can file a section 126 petition asking the EPA to regulate pollution from sources in another state, when that pollution is impairing interstate air quality. EPA has 60 days […]

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Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on MATS, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History On February 16, 2012 EPA issued the final Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. Industry groups and several states challenged the rule. —Michigan v. EPA, No. 14-46 (lead case) (D.C. Cir.) On June 29, […]

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Chesapeake Bay and Nonpoint Source Programs / TMDLs – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the Chesapeake Bay, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  Trump Era On March 16, 2017 President Trump’s proposed 2018 EPA Budget eliminated funding for the Bay cleanup activities needed to meet the TMDL. On May 5, 2017 the President signed a […]

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Executive Order 13783: Energy Development – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on this Executive Order, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  The following agencies took action on this executive order on October 25, 2017: The Department of Energy The Department of Energy (DOE) released its Final Report on Regulatory Review under Executive Order […]

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Corporate Average Fuel Economy Penalties – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Penalites, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History On July 5, 2016 NHTSA finalized an interim final rule, enhancing penalties for noncompliance with fuel efficiency standards. On August 1, 2016 the Auto Alliance and Global Automaker […]

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Keystone XL Pipeline – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the Keystone XL pipeline, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History TransCanada Corporation proposed the Keystone Pipeline System project on February 9, 2005. On January 11, 2008, TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP (Keystone Pipeline System) received the final environmental impact statement from […]

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Risk Management Plan / Accidental Release Prevention Requirements – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the Risk Management Plan, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  History On January 13, 2017 EPA published the final Accidental Release Prevention Requirements of the Clean Air Act Risk Management Program. The rule was set to take effect on March 14, 2017. […]

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Regional Haze Rule – More Information

Click here to return to our primary page on the Regional Haze Rule, with the current status and discussion of why this rule matters.  Overview of the Regional Haze Program The Regional Haze Rule requires that states develop and implement comprehensive plans to reduce human-caused regional haze in designated areas. States also must calculate and […]

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