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Federal Government Shutdown: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Status
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The second week of the United States government shutdown is having an increasing effect on various federal agencies. The agencies affected by the lapse in the 2018 Appropriation include the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”). Because of the availability of carryover funds, EPA…
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C & H Hog Farms, Inc. (Newton County, Arkansas) Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Proceedings: Motion to Continue Preliminary Hearing
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
C & H Hog Farms, Inc., (“C & H”) filed a December 7th Motion to Continue Preliminary Hearing (“Motion”) that had been scheduled by Administrative Law Judge Charles Moulton. See Docket No. 18-004-P. C & H is challenging the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality’s (“ADEQ”) denial of an…
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Air Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Chicago, Illinois, Metal Shredding/Recycling Facility Enter into Consent Agreement
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Metal Management Midwest, Inc. d/b/a Sims Metal Management (“Metal Management”) entered into a December 20th Consent Agreement and Final Order (“CAFO”) addressing alleged violations of certain air regulations. The CAFO provides that…
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Municipal Solid Waste Landfills/Clean Air Act: Federal Court Addresses States of California/New Mexico Action Alleging EPA Failure to Implement Emission Guidelines
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States District Court (Northern District California) (“Court”) addressed in a December 21st Order an issue involving the Clean Air Act Municipal Solid Waste (“MSW”) Landfill Emission Guidelines. See State of California, et al., v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2018 WL…
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Air Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Malvern, Arkansas, Brick Manufacturing Facility Enter into Consent Administrative Order
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and Acme Brick Company (“ABC”) entered into a December 18th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of an air permit. See LIS No. 18-100. The CAO provides that ABC owns a brick manufacturing facility (“Facility”)…
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