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Effectiveness of the Clean Water Act to Protect from Plastic Pollution: U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General Audit Notification
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) submitted an October 30th Notification of Audit (“Notification”) titled: Effectiveness of Clean Water Act to Protect from Plastic Pollution See Project No. OA&E-FY19-0086. The Notification is…
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Chief Joseph Dam/Clean Water Act: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Settles Citizen Suit by Agreeing to Apply for NPDES Permit
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) and Columbia Riverkeeper (“Riverkeeper”) resolved a Clean Water Act citizen suit action regarding the Chief Joseph Dam (“Dam”) which is located in the State of Washington. Riverkeeper had filed a Clean Water Act citizen suit in the United States…
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Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States/A National Action Plan: U.S. Water Alliance/Dig Deep Report
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The organizations U.S. Water Alliance and Dig Deep (collectively “Alliance”) issued a report titled: Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States – A National Action Plan (“Report”) The Report describes itself as an analysis of the water and sanitation access challenges in the United…
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Air Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment (Department of Environmental Quality) and Owner of Union County, Arkansas Bromine Recovery Facility Enter into Consent Administrative Order
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment (Department of Environmental Quality) (“DEQ”) and Great Lakes Chemical Corporation (“GLCC”) entered into a November 13th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing an alleged violation of an air permit. See LIS No. 19-104. The CAO provides that…
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Hemp Drying-Processing Facility/Air Enforcement: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Order Requiring Cessation of Operation
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) issued a December 2nd Order pursuant to the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act requiring that a hemp drying, processing, and storage facility (“Facility”) cease operations. The Facility is stated to be owned by Patriot Shield…
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