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2012-03-06 22:59:51

The costs to switch to numeric criteria for limiting nutrient pollutants in Florida waters are expected to exceed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates, says a new National Research Council report. The committee that wrote the report questioned the validity of several assumptions in the EPA cost analysis and found that EPA did not adequately report on the uncertainties that could affect the cost of the rule change. In 2009 EPA decided that numeric limits on the concentration of...

2012-02-27 12:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, to receive testimony on stormwater discharges associated with the proposed construction of two poultry barns in the Big Spring Creek watershed. The 7 p.m. public hearing will be at the Cumberland County Conservation District office on Allen Road in Carlisle, Cumberland County. "DEP has received numerous requests for a public...

2012-02-23 08:30:00

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court's willingness to take the case of a family that was sanctioned for filling a wetland on its property could signal rising judicial concern about whether environmental agencies are overstepping their bounds, writes LeClairRyan attorney James A. Kosch in a Feb. 13 column published by CorporateComplianceInsights.com. In the column ("Will Regulated Corporations Earn the Right to Throw a Red Challenge Flag?"), the...

2012-02-21 09:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week warned that Augusta Resource Corporation's proposed Rosemont Mine may not obtain a key water quality permit needed to build the mine because of its potential to pollute southern Arizona's water resources. The EPA letter, sent to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, stated that the deficiencies in Rosemont's Clean Water Act Section 404 application "could provide an adequate basis for permit...

2012-02-15 07:29:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today revised and renewed nationwide permits necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The permits are necessary to replace existing permits, which expire on March 18, 2012. The new NWPs will take effect March 19, 2012. These new nationwide permits will be...

2012-02-14 16:16:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today issued a renewal of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for ConocoPhillips' Trainer Refinery in Trainer Borough, Delaware County. The draft permit was announced in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on Dec. 31, 2011. The permit being renewed has been in effect since 1978. Until the refinery recently ceased operations, it processed crude oil into...

2012-01-17 09:14:00

EVANSVILLE, Ind., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates (BLA), a leader in sustainable infrastructure design, recently received a method patent for its Eco-Treatment(TM) constructed wetland system to treat wastewater from animal confinement operations (Patent No. US 8,021,551 B2). Manure management processes by Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) have come under increasing scrutiny. Some CAFOs store manure in lagoons, until they can dispose of it, most...

2011-12-17 13:07:00

Temporary provision in omnibus appropriations bill will continue forestry's non-point source status under the CWA WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David P. Tenny, President and CEO of the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) released the following statement today in response to congressional action on the Conference Report for H.R. 2055, the Omnibus Appropriations bill, which maintains EPA's longstanding treatment of forest roads as non-point sources under the...

2011-12-13 08:23:00

Court moves closer toward review of Ninth Circuit Reversal of 35-Year Clean Water Precedent WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David P. Tenny, President and CEO of the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) released the following statement, after the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order asking the Solicitor General for the views of the federal government on two petitions challenging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling that forest roads are "point sources"...

2011-10-17 16:00:00

26 State Attorneys General Join Petition to Defend EPA Clean Water Act Interpretation WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bi-partisan, geographically diverse group of twenty-six state Attorneys General joined forest owners and industry groups in filing briefs asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling that rainwater runoff from forest roads used for timber harvest is a "point source" of water pollution under the Clean Water Act....