Regulations Updates

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Apr

2015

Endangered Species Update

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced in April 2015 that the Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) is now considered a Candidate Species under the Endangered Species Act, and therefore must be addressed on any project funded, approved, or undertaken by a federal agency.
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Nov

2013

New Environmental Audit Incentives Policy

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued a new Environmental Audit Incentive Policy Effective November 18, 2013 that offers a variety of incentives to businesses, local governments and other regulated entities to audit their operations and prevent future violations.
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Sep

2013

EPA Launches New Online Mapping Tool for Environmental Impact Statements

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched an interactive web-based mapping tool that provides the public with access and information on Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) filed with EPA for major projects proposed on federal lands and other proposed federal actions. When visiting the website, users can click on any state for a list of EISs, including information about the potential environmental, social and economic impacts of these projects.

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Jul

2013

GHG Permitting Deferral for Biogenic Emissions Vacated by Court Ruling

On July 12, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a 2-1 decision that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could not exempt biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from rules that would require them to obtain Clean Air Act permits for their greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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