Posts tagged #Rulemaking

Update on EPA's Clean Power Plan

Yesterday, EPA announced the comment period for its draft regulation of existing power plants under § 111 (d) of the Clean Air Act would be extended.  The comment period will now remain open until December 1, 2014.  Opinions vary on why EPA extended the comment period, but it seems safe to say that if additional time helps agencies at both the state and federal level and those submitting comments arrive at a more agreeable rule, the time is well spent. 

For those interested, Legal Planet, a collaboration between two leading law schools has compiled a wealth of information on the Rule that can be found here

 

TCE - Here to Stay or On its Way (Out)?

Ever wonder how your neighborhood dry cleaner could end up on the Superfund National Priorities List, the federal list of the most contaminated locations in the country? The most likely culprit is the historic use of trichloroethylene, commonly abbreviated as “TCE”. TCE was frequently used as a dry cleaning solvent until being replaced by tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchloroethylene or “perc”), in the 1950s. However, dry cleaners continue to use TCE for pre-cleaning or “spot cleaning” purposes.

Posted on July 24, 2014 .