Monthly Archives: November 2015

Proposed 2015 Ozone Transport Rule (“CSAPR Update”) – Industrial Sources

On November 16, 2015 EPA Administrator McCarthy signed the proposed CSAPR Update transport rule. The official publication in the Federal Register will be forth coming. There will be much to say about the proposal’s increased reductions and pollution control equipment operational requirements from the coal fired power generation industry, but it is well to take… Read More »

Combined Timelines for CCR and ELG for Steam Electric Power Sector

During a recent webinar, the question was raised, what is the combined time line for the Coal Combustion Residual Rule and the Effluent Guidelines for the Stream Electric Power Sector.  It seemed an easy question, but the answer was not ready at my finger tips.  The underlying question really asks when do current impoundments and… Read More »

Climate Change: From the Parlor to the Boardroom

On the November 6, 2015, President Obama announced that the U.S. Department of State rejected the application for the Keystone XL pipeline as not being in the national interest. On November 9, 2015, Peabody Energy, Inc., the largest U.S. coal producer, agreed to disclose climate change and climate-related regulatory risks to its business in response… Read More »

EPA to Require TRI Reporting from Natural Gas Processing Facilities

EPA has announced that it will begin requiring natural gas processing facilities to file Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reports, although the announcement did not include a timeline for doing so. The agency had been under pressure by environmental groups to add the entire Oil and Gas Extraction Section, including well sites, compressor stations, pipelines and… Read More »