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Daily Update for Wednesday, April 30, 2014
SIP Proposal: Wisconsin (nitrogen oxide combustion turbine rule for the Milwaukee-Racine area).
SIP Approval: Wisconsin (nitrogen oxide combustion turbine rule for the Milwaukee-Racine area).
EPA amended the regulations that pertain to labeling of pesticide products and devices intended solely for export by allowing placement of the required information on collateral labeling attached to the shipping container of such products rather than on the immediate package of each individual product in such a shipment.
SIP Approval: Pennsylvania (regional haze program for the first planning period through 2018).
United States v. City of Akron, No. 5:14-cv-00884 (N.D. Ohio Apr. 24, 2014). Settling CAA defendants that violated PSD regulations and new source performance standards at a steam generating facility they own and operate in Akron, Ohio, must shut down the facility's coal-fired boiler by no later than September 30, 2015; must either replace the steam-generating capacity of the coal-fired boiler with one or more cleaner-burning natural gas-fired boilers or elect to shut down the facility; must pay a $75,000 civil penalty; and must undertake a project costing no less than $390,000 to mitigate the harm of the alleged prior excess emissions from the coal-fired boiler.