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Lead Based Paint Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Missouri Company Enter into Consent Agreement
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and R S Dearing Construction (“RSDC”) entered into a December 6th Consent Agreement and Final Order (“CAFO”) addressing alleged violations of the Toxic Substance Control Act (“TSCA”) regulations related to residential property renovation…
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CERCLA/Superfund Sites Targeted for "Immediate/Intense Action": December 21st U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Oversight Letter
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Chairman and two Subcommittee Chairmen from the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce (“Committee”) addressed a December 21st letter to Administrator Scott Pruitt of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) expressing concern about the agency’s…
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Air Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Phillips County, Arkansas Fertilizer Storage/Distribution Facility Enter into Consent Administrative Order
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and Helm Fertilizer Terminal, Inc. (“HFTI”) entered into a December 4th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of an air permit. See LIS No. 17-114. The CAO provides that HFTI owns and operates a fertilizer…
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National Water Quality Initiative: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Announces $30 Million in High-Priority Watershed Funding (Including Arkansas)
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (“NRCS”) issued a December 21st news release announcing it will add 30 new watersheds in 2018 as part of its National Water Quality Initiative (“NWQI”). Three Arkansas watersheds are currently part of the NWQI and…
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Lead and Copper Rule/Drinking Water: December 14th U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Letter Seeking Input on Potential Revisions
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Office of Water is circulating a December 14th letter to stakeholders seeking input on potential revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (“LCR”). EPA’s letter states that it is: . . .evaluating potential revisions to the LCR to improve public…
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