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Jul. 15
2021

Western Burrowing Owl Surveys: CPW Updates Survey Protocols

Regulatory Updates

Are you planning construction on your project site? Do you have prairie dog burrows or other mammal burrows such as those created by badgers or ground squirrels on the site? If so you will need to conduct surveys for the Western Burrowing Owl.

Jul. 13
2021

EPA Proposes 1-Bromopropane to be Added to HAP List Under Section 112 of FCAA

Regulatory Updates

On June 11, 2021, the EPA published an “Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” in the Federal Register. This notice concerns the addition of 1-Bromopropane (1‑BP) to the list of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) regulated under Section 112 of the Federal Clean Air Act (FCAA).

Jul. 1
2021

TCEQ Publishes Changes to Chapter 116 – Allows Use of Project Emissions Accounting within Major NSR Applicability Analysis

Regulatory Updates

Have you seen the June 25, 2021 edition of the Texas Register? The TCEQ published changes to 30 TAC 116 (Chapter 116) that will allow a company to use the EPA’s “Project Emissions Accounting” (PEA) capability within the Major New Source Review (Major NSR – PSD and Nonattainment Review) applicability analysis.

Jun. 23
2021

MSW Landfill Rule

Regulatory Updates

On May 21, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a new Final Rule entitled “Federal Plan Requirements for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills That Commenced Construction On or Before July 17, 2014, and Have Not Been Modified or Reconstructed Since July 17, 2014”?

Jun. 14
2021

Colorado Pneumatic Controller Rule Sets New Standard: What you need to know

This year, Colorado adopted a new rule affecting well production facilities and compressor stations that operate natural gas driven pneumatic controllers. These devices are designed to release small amounts of natural gas as they control processes at oil and natural gas facilities. Beginning May 1, 2021, all new or modified oil and gas facilities upstream of a natural gas processing plant in Colorado are required to use non-emitting pneumatic controllers.

May. 20
2021

Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons and Establishing the Allowance Allocation and Trading Program

Regulatory Updates

Did you know that on May 19, 2021, the EPA published a new proposed rule regarding the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)?

May. 12
2021

EPA Enforcement Memo: Strengthen Enforcement & Develop Community Engagement

Regulatory Updates

On April 30th, 2021, the Acting Assistant Administrator at the EPA issued a memo entitled “Strengthening Enforcement in Communities with Environmental Justice Concerns”. In this memo, the EPA is instructing their offices to strengthen the enforcement of violations related to cornerstone environmental statutes.

Apr. 29
2021

Currently Trending: Renewable Diesel Fuels on the Rise

Publications

The production of renewable diesel fuels, sometimes called green diesel, in the United States is on the rise. Since renewable diesel is chemically the same as petroleum diesel, it may be used in its pure form (called R100) or mixed/blended with petroleum diesel similar to biodiesel blending.

Mar. 25
2021

How to Surf the ESG Wave

Publications

The ESG wave is cresting, and as it does, companies are being caught in various positions ranging from surfing it to being caught in the break. For those not yet riding the wave, there can be a lot of consternation that can ripple from the boardroom to the field. For Environmental Health and Safety Managers, this presents both risks and opportunity.

Feb. 25
2021

New Well Production Facility LDAR Requirements in Colorado

Regulatory Updates

The Colorado Air Pollution Control Division is implementing new well production facility LDAR requirements for facilities within 1,000 ft. of an occupied area which go into effect March 1, 2021.