Regulations & Legislation


Shipping Conglomerate Concealed Pollution in Magic Pipe Case

Four corporations will pay a $1 million penalty and will be barred from doing business in the United States during a maximum of five years

N.J. Waste Facility Pleads Guilty to Dumping in Upstate New York

The Justice Department says Eagle Recycling defrauded the United States and violated clean water and wire fraud laws.

EPA Releases MDI, TDI Action Plans to Protect Consumers

Do-it-yourselfers may be exposed to methylene diphenyl diisocyanate and toluene diisocyanate from spray foam insulation or sealing concrete applications.

CAA Settlement Requires TVA to Invest Up to $5.3B

EPA says state-of-the-art pollution controls and clean energy technology in many of the corporate agency's coal-fired power plants should provide up to $27 billion in annual health benefits.

Agency Asks for Comments on Watershed Approach Draft

The draft technical document includes an overview of key concepts, examples of assessments of healthy watershed components, and an integrated assessment framework for identifying healthy watersheds.

EPA Funds Reduced 16% in Budget Compromise

Lawmakers have delineated cuts in environmental and energy initiatives across the board in their latest budget proposal.

Cashman Dredging & Marine to Work on Upper Hudson River Project

GE is selecting additional contractors to operate its sediment processing facility and railyard, conduct bathymetric surveys, perform monitoring activities, and habitat reconstruction work.

Arkansas Sets Workshops for Auto Salvage Yard Operators

The workshops are designed to assist anyone owning an automotive salvage yard on obtaining all required permits for such operations, complying with applicable environmental measures, and reporting and sampling requirements.



Deadlines for rules covering manufacturers that use fabrication and finishing processes are closing in.

Preparing for 2011 Fabrication and Finishing Rules

Manufacturers that use welding in their operations should get ready to meet this year's notification deadlines for Clean Air Act emission regulation.

Oregon Fines Two Companies for Asbestos Mishandling

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has placed penalties on Cascade Paving and Oregon Employees Federal Credit Union for improper removal of asbestos from the demolition of a 90-year-old house in Salem.

EPA Goes Paperless on New Chemical Notices

Companies now must submit notices using electronic PMN software either on optical disk or via EPA’s Central Data Exchange.

Burning trash in the backyard is illegal in many states.

Wisconsin DNR Reminds Residents of Trash Burning Rules

The state agency says that burning trash and landfilling or burning recyclable materials are prohibited by state law.

Fisher Sand & Gravel to Pay Fine, Implement EMS in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality settled air and water quality violations with the company at a cost of $312,000, part of which will pay for the company's environmental management system.

DOE Issues Draft RFP Seeking WIPP Contractor

The successful bidder will manage and operate the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M.

Water Associations Bring Key Issues to Congress

Utility leaders are approaching Congress in more than 400 meetings during the first American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation fly in.

Montana Ranch to Restore Wetlands, Pay Penalty

During construction activities, Bar-1 Ranch allegedly destroyed 13.9 acres of wetlands along Ninemile Creek in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Casmalia Resources Superfund site

EPA Reaches $1.2M Settlement with 49 on Casmalia Resources Site

The Santa Barbara County toxic dump site and facility collected more than 5 billion pounds of waste during its 16-year service life.

New York No Longer Tolerates Lead Wheel Weights

Those who violate the ban can face stiff penalties, including fines up to $1,000 per violation and an additional $1,000 per day the violation occurs.

Proposed Cooling Water Rules Seek Best Technology to Safeguard Fish

In response to an agreement with Riverkeeper, EPA is seeking comment on its proposed regulations to minimize fish impingement and entrainment in cooling water systems.

Agency Releases Memo on State Reporting and Listing Decisions

Recognizing economic hardships, EPA says states and regions still need to continue "best efforts" on reporting impaired waters data.