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Daily Update for Tuesday, April 29, 2014
EPA announced that it is tentatively approving revisions to North Carolina's Public Water System Supervision Program.
SIP Proposal: Virginia (volatile organic compound emissions from Mondel[emacr]z Global LLC, Inc.--Richmond Bakery in Henrico County).
SIP Approval: Virginia (volatile organic compound emissions from Mondel[emacr]z Global LLC, Inc.--Richmond Bakery in Henrico County).
United States v. Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority, No. 2-13-CV-00028 (D.V.I. Apr. 23, 2014). A settling CAA defendant must pay a $700,000 penalty and must improve its overall operations and maintenance at its St. Croix facility by implementing revised standard operating procedures, a spare parts program to minimize downtime in case of equipment failure, enhanced training, and third party and self audits of the water injection system and continuous monitoring systems.
BLM issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking and seeks comments and suggestions that might assist the agency in the establishment of a program to capture, use, or destroy waste mine methane that is released into the mine environment and the atmosphere as a direct consequence of underground mining operations on federal leases for coal and other minerals.
FWS determined endangered species status under the ESA for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and the northern distinct population segment of the mountain yellow-legged frog, and determined threatened species status for the Yosemite toad.
United States v. Chromatex, Inc., No. 91-1501 (M.D. Pa. Apr. 18, 2014). Settling CERCLA defendants must pay $2,225,000 in U.S. response costs incurred at the Valmont TCE Superfund site in Hazelton, Pennsylvania.