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Environmental Letter - July 2014


 Inside This Issue

 EPA Update

  • Obama Administration Issues Pair of Climate Change Reports to Bolster its Regulatory Agenda
  • EPA and Corps Release Proposed Rule on Scope of CWA Jurisdiction
  • Coal Ash Regulation Development Update
  • Federal Courts Uphold Major Clean Air Act Rules
  • EPA Promulgates Final Rule for Water Intake Structures at Existing Facilities
  • EPA Proposes to Withdraw 2005 ASTM Standard as Method of All Appropriate Inquiry Compliance


  • ORSANCO Initiates Triennial Review of its Pollution Control Standards

Kentucky Update

  • Kentucky General Assembly Enacts Legislation to Guide Development of Regulations for Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants
  • Kentucky Division of Water Proposes Two KPDES General Permits

Indiana Update

  • Court of Appeals Allows Neighboring Property Owners to Intervene in Remediation Suit

Natural Resources Update

  • Kentucky Issues Draft Coal General KPDES Permits
  • Federal Court Holds the Issuance of a Mining Permit Requires the Consent of All Surface Owners
  • Environmental Group Petitions OSM to Regulate NOx Emissions from Surface Coal Mines
  • D.C. Circuit Backs EPA Decision to Not Regulate Methane Emissions from Coal Mines

Regulatory Update

  • Kentucky Regulatory Status Chart
  • Indiana Regulatory Status Chart

A PDF of the Environmental Letter July 2014 Issue is available for viewing and download here.

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