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Daily Update for Monday, April 28, 2014
EPA entered into a proposed administrative settlement under CERCLA §122(h)(1) in connection with the Santa Fe Springs Drums Superfund site in Santa Fe Springs, California, that requires the settling parties to pay $90,000 in U.S. response costs.
SIP Proposal: Alaska (interstate transport provisions for the 2006 fine particulate matter, 2008 ozone, and 2008 lead NAAQS).
SIP Approval: Idaho (best available retrofit technology determination for The Amalgamated Sugar Company, LLC, facility in Nampa, Idaho).
EPA issued the Tier 3 motor vehicle emission and fuel standards to reduce the sulfur content of gasoline beginning in 2017 and to reduce both tailpipe and evaporative emissions from passenger cars, light-duty trucks, medium-duty passenger vehicles, and some heavy-duty vehicles.
United States v. Washington, No. 14-cv-0588 (D. Wash. Apr. 21, 2014). A settling CERCLA defendant must pay $93,595.38 in past costs and assume future work, primarily long term operation and maintenance, in connection with underwater property it owns that is adjacent to the former Asarco Tacoma Smelter and Sediments/Groundwater Operable Units of the Commencement Bay Nearshore/Tideflats Superfund site.