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Arkansas Environmental Personnel Moves: Ava Franks Roberts Named Arkansas Environmental Federation Executive Director
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Environmental Federation (“AEF”) has named Ava Franks Roberts as its new Executive Director. Ms. Roberts is replacing Charles Miller in October. AEF describes itself as a: . . . nonprofit association with over 200 members, primarily Arkansas businesses and industries that manufacture…
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Air Enforcement: U.S. Department of Justice Announces Settlement with Owner of Six Glass Manufacturing Facilities
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued an August 3rd news release announcing a settlement agreement (denominated a “Consent Decree”) with Anchor Glass Container Corporation (“Anchor”) addressing alleged Clean Air Act violations. DOJ states that the settlement agreement will resolve…
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Engineering Guidelines for the Evaluation of Hydropower Projects - Chapter 12 Water Conveyance: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Guidance Document
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) in an August 13th Federal Register notice announced the availability of a final version of a guidance document titled: Energy Guidelines for the Evaluation of Hydropower Projects: Chapter 12 – Water Conveyance (“Guidelines”) See 83 Fed. Reg. No…
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Is a Wetland Mitigation Project Permitted in an Area Zoned "Agricultural Residential"?: New Jersey Appellate Court Opinion
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Co-Author: Mary Kate Thompson A New Jersey appellate court addressed in a July 31st opinion whether a wetlands mitigation project is permitted in an agricultural residential zone. See Baduini v. Land Use Bd. Of Independence Township Docket No., A-2487-16T2, 2018 WL 3625409 (Superior Court of New…
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Air Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Jefferson County, Arkansas Wood Pellet Manufacturing Facility Enter into Consent Administrative Order
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and Highland Pellets, LLC (“HP”) entered into a July 26th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of an air permit. See LIS NO. 18-065. The CAO provides that HP owns and operates a wood pellet manufacturing…
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