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Normal Operation of Railcars in Transit/Applicability of Clean Water Act Discharge Prohibition: U.S. Surface Transportation Board Institutes Declaratory Order Proceeding
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Surface Transportation Board (“STB”) instituted a Declaratory Order proceeding on February 19th that will address whether 49 U.S.C. 10501(b): . . . preempts the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) discharge prohibition and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting regime as…
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Air Enforcement: Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board Proposed Order/Assessment of Civil Penalty to Woodbury Asphalt Plant
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Tennessee Air Pollution Control Board (“Board”) issued a January 8th proposed Technical Secretary’s Order and Assessment of Civil Penalty (“Order”) to Hawkins Asphalt Paving, LLC (“HAP”) for alleged violations of an air permit. See Division of Air Pollution Control Case No. APC19-0175. The…
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Flood Risk Analysis/Watershed Management Projects: Request for Qualifications/Arkansas Department of Agriculture Natural Resource's Division Solicitation for Professional Engineering Services
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Division (“NRD”) has issued a Request for Qualifications for: Professional Engineering Services for Flood Rick Analysis and Watershed Management Planning (“RFQ”) See 455-RFQ-2001. NRD states that it is soliciting responses from qualified…
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Transportation/Drug Testing: U.S. Department of Transportation Updates/Clarifies Status of Medical Marijuana/Hemp/CBD Oil
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law, Medical Marijuana, Trucking
The United States Department of Transportation (“DOT”) Office of Drug and Alcohol issued a February 18th DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice (“Notice”) addressing the drug and alcohol policy for the expanding legalization by various states of: Medical Marijuana Hemp CBD Oil…
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Environmental Insights Webinar/Introduction to the WOTUS Step II Rule: Jordan Wimpy (Mitchell Williams Law Firm) March 4th
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Jordan Wimpy of the Mitchell Williams Law Firm Little Rock office will be presenting a free one-hour Environmental Insights webinar on the United States Environmental Protection Agency and United States Corps of Engineers (collectively “Corps”) waters of the United States (“WOTUS”) Step II Rule…
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