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Supreme Court hears case with crucial impact on water pollution regulation

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 17:20

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday for a case with major consequences for how water pollution is regulated in the United States.Enacted in 1972, the Clean Water Act made it “unlawful to discharge any pollutant from a point source into navigable waters, unless a permit was obtained.” The Supreme Court will determine in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund whether Maui’s wastewater treatment facility violated the CWA by polluting the Pacific Ocean indirectly through groundwater.

National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 17:16

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes regulatory revisions to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for lead and copper under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). This proposed rule provides more effective protection of public health by reducing exposure to lead and copper in drinking water.

EPA Updates from Bergeson & Campbell

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 21:57

TSCA/FIFRA/TRIEPA Will Provide Minimum 30-Day Public Comment Period On Draft Risk Evaluations: Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) stated on October 11, 2019, that EPA will provide more time for public comment on its draft risk evaluations before the TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) meets to peer review the draft documents.

IHMM Receives Reaccreditation from ANSI

Sun, 11/17/2019 - 21:32

IHMM is pleased to announce that it has received reaccreditation for its CHMM, CHMP, and CDGP professional credentials. Accreditation from the American National Standards Institute [ANSI] is the highest level of accreditation excellence achievable for professional credentials.The ANSI accreditation mark is a symbol of excellence, recognized worldwide by employers, industry leaders, hiring managers, and credential holders.

EPA Seeks Input on Proposals to Establish a Clear and Stable Regulatory Framework for Coal Combustion Residuals and Reduce More Pollutants Under Effluent Limitation Guidelines

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 13:19

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced two proposed regulations – one that applies to the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR) from electric utilities and one that revises a portion of the regulations (known as effluent guidelines) affecting wastewater management from steam electric power plants. Because these proposed rules may affect many of the same facilities, EPA coordinated their timing to promote transparency and regulatory certainty for the U.S.

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