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Daily Update for Tuesday, September 2, 2014
SIP Proposal: Arizona (2008 and 2010 emissions inventories for the Nogales fine particulate matter nonattainment area).
EPA finalized significant new use rules under TSCA §5(a)(2) for 36 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices.
EPA determined that the North Coast air quality management district in California failed to submit a PSD plan for fine particulate matter by the required deadline of July 20, 2012, which will require promulgation of a federal implementation plan.
NOAA-Fisheries announced a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Nassau grouper as threatened or endangered under the ESA; the agency found that the grouper meets the definition of a threatened species, and that although the fish is not currently in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range, the species is likely to become so within the foreseeable future.
United States v. ExxonMobil Pipeline Co., No. 3:14-cv-0532 (M.D. La. Aug. 26, 2014). Under a proposed consent decree, a settling CWA defendant that discharged crude oil into navigable waters of the United States from the North Line pipeline near Torbert, Louisiana, must pay a $1,427,120 civil penalty and must complete cleanup and follow-up work already being undertaken.