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Enforcement of the South Coast AQMD’s Warehouse Rule Is Coming

Two recent developments indicate that enforcement of California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Warehouse Indirect Source Rule is coming soon. Two years ago, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (the “District”) adopted its Warehouse Indirect Source Rule – Rule 2305. The rule requires warehouse operators to account for truck trips to and from […]

As an Excellent Winter Transitions to an Uncertain Spring, How Secure are Arizona’s Water Supplies?

Arizona’s water supplies have been front page news for months.  Both local and national media have reported on increasingly serious shortages on the Colorado River and the inability of the states that rely on the River to reach consensus on how to share those shortages.  Other outlets have reported on issues relating to Arizona’s groundwater […]

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Biden Administration Considers Interrupting the “Law of the River” Status Quo

by Fred Breedlove The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has released its Near-term Colorado River Operations Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, analyzing three paths forward for managing the Colorado River in light of the potentially dire consequences if they fail to act.  The Draft SEIS describes three potential choices without making a specific recommendation: (1) do […]

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EPA Proposes Limits on PFAS in Drinking Water

by Patrick J. Paul On March 14, 2023, EPA announced the  first ever national drinking water standard for PFAS via its proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six specific PFAS including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid (HFPO-DA, commonly known as GenX Chemicals), perfluorohexane sulfonic […]

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Environmental Justice Grants Available for Qualifying Air-Related Projects

By: Luke Narducci and Amanda Reeve The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) issued a Request For Applications (RFA) on January 10, 2023, for projects “supporting community-based nonprofit organizations (CBO’s) in their efforts to collaborate and partner with other stakeholders…to develop solutions that significantly address environmental or public health issue(s) in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental […]

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USEPA Releases Updated Environmental Justice Related Legal Guidance

By: Luke Narducci and Amanda Reeve Further building upon its Environmental Justice (EJ) Legal Tools, on January 11, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released the Cumulative Impacts Addendum updating its existing legal guidance for advancing EJ actions.  This Addendum discusses a variety of federal and regulatory provisions and the considerations in which “cumulative […]

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ADEQ Providing Assistance for Small Rural Water Systems

by Luke Narducci, Mike Ford, Amanda Reeve ADEQ is providing new and improved help for small rural water systems.  We are sharing this notice to help bring awareness to this important issue. To that end, we will be following up with information impacting water users and providers. As the year gets underway and with the […]

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DOE Seeks Input on How to Spend $2.5 billion on Transmission Projects

By Matt Derstine On May 6, 2022, the Department of Energy issued a notice of DOE’s intent to implement the Transmission Facilitation Program (TFP) and to request input regarding the solicitation and qualification process for TFP funding.  The TFP is “one of the first down payments on over $20 billion of investments” DOE has committed […]

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Arizona Manufacturers Council’s Environmental & Sustainability Summit Lite 2021

by Amanda A. Reeve and Lucas J. Narducci After hosting its 2020 Environmental & Sustainability Summit (“ESS”) virtually due to the COVID Pandemic…after all, what else could keep Phoenicians from fleeing the scorching heat and heading up to the cooler temps of Flagstaff…, the Arizona Manufacturers Council (“AMC”) and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and […]

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