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SOLID WASTE/UNPROCESSED MIXED MUNICIPAL: CHALLENGE TO MINNESOTA RESTRICTIONS
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright Co-Author: Andrew Nadzam The Court of Appeals of Minnesota addressed the authority of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency ("MPCA") to adopt a strategy to enforce Minnesota statute §473.848 which imposes restrictions on the disposal of unprocessed mixed municipal solid…
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ENERGY/BIOMASS-BASED DIESEL STANDARD: AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE LETTER TO U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ADDRESSING POSSIBLE INCREASE
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright The American Petroleum Institute ("API") sent a September 26th letter to the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") Administrator stating that the agency: a) lacks the authority to increase the biomass-based diesel standard in 2014 and b) is legally…
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UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SOUTHEAST REGION WATER SCIENCE CENTER CONSOLIDATION: IMPACT ON ARKANSAS
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright Sherrel Johnson of the Union County Water Conservation Board passed along a note regarding the United States Geological Survey ("USGS") Arkansas Water Science Center. Mr. Dave Freiwald, USGS Arkansas, informed her that the USGS Arkansas Water Science Center is…
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LANDFILLS: CHALLENGE TO ILLINOIS POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD"™S APPORTIONMENT OF CIVIC PENALTY
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright Co-Author: Andrew Nadzam The Illinois Pollution Control Board fined Community Landfill Co. and its sole owners and officers, Edward Pruim and Robert Pruim, $250,000 for violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act. See Cmty. Landfill Co., v. Illinois Pollution…
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EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT: ADDITION OF NONYLPHENOL TO SECTION 311 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright The United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has issued a final rule adding the nonylphenol category to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under Section 311 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act ("EPCRA"). See 79 Fed. Reg…
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