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Daily Update summarizes environment-related rules, proposed rules, and notices published in the current issue of the Federal Register.

Daily Update for Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday, August 24 2016

81 FR 58009

Final Rules

EPA finalized the requirements that state, local, and tribal air agencies designated as nonattainment must meet to implement NAAQS for fine particulate matter, including attainment dates and demonstrations, emissions inventories, reasonable further progress, new source review permitting programs, and contingency measures, among other provisions.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

81 FR 57822

Proposed Rules

EPA proposed to revise its regulations related to submission and review of CAA Title V petitions, including format and minimum required content, response to comments received, recommended practices, and interpretation of statutory provisions.

Clean Air Act (CAA)

81 FR 57907


EPA announced the availability of the final NPDES general permit for drinking water treatment facilities in Idaho.

Clean Water Act (CWA)

81 FR 57854

Proposed Rules

NMFS proposed regulations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to prohibit swimming with and approaching a Hawaiian spinner dolphin within 50 yards in waters of the Hawaiian Islands and in the waters between the islands of Kahoolawe, Lanai, and Maui in order to prevent conduct that results in take, including harassment and disturbance.


81 FR 57936


United States v. Harley-Davidson, Inc., No. 1:16-cv-01687 (D.C. Aug. 18, 2016). Settling CAA defendants that manufactured and sold after-market devices to defeat the functioning of certified emission control systems on motorcycles must pay a $12 million civil penalty, must stop selling the illegal tuners in the United States by August 23, 2016, must buy back and destroy such tuners from dealerships, must meet certification requirements for future sales, and must spend $3 million on a project to replace conventional woodstoves with cleaner-burning stoves to mitigate excess hydrocarbon emissions.

Clean Air Act (CAA)