Topics discussed this week include
- EPA will streamline processes for issuing and implementing NAAQS
- EPA guidance revives Significant Impact Levels for NSR permitting
- IRS issues guidance on tax deductions for environmental settlement payments
- White House announces One Federal Decision framework for NEPA process
- EPA will not enforce 2015 restrictions on production and use of HFCs and will rewrite HFC regulations
Topics discussed this week include:
- EPA announces decision to revise GHG emission standards for light-duty vehicles.
- NGOs sue EPA for ending “once-in, always-in” MACT policy.
- EPA OECA Assistant Administrator issues memorandum requesting early notice of enforcement referrals to DOJ.
- EPA Administrator retains the authority for headquarters to make certain jurisdictional determinations under Clean Water Act.
- Coalition of states and cities sues EPA, alleging EPA must issue regulations governing methane emissions from existing oil and natural gas operations.
This week’s enforcement update covers:
- FERC files opposition to Powhatan and Chen motion to dismiss amended complaint;
- Judge denies CFTC motion to compel based on agreement of parties;
- FERC extends deadline for comments in grid resilience proceeding to May 9;
- Supreme Court extends time for government to respond to TOTAL;
- Sidley and The Brattle Group to host webinar on FERC energy storage order; and
- Sidley’s Ken Irvin moderates PLI program on FERC enforcement.