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EPA is moving close to finalizing a controversial guidance on responding to radiological emergencies by sending a final chapter on drinking water levels for White House review and reiterating plans to issue the guide by the end of this year, but critics of the policy are suing EPA to release data they argue would help justify a stricter guidance.

The Obama administration says the Supreme Court should give “great weight” to the Senate's history of approving nominees to EPA and other agency posts where they served as acting officials during their nominations, saying the votes show an appellate court was wrong to rule that Congress meant to impose limits on such officials and their actions.

EPA is planning to clarify the way regional cleanup officials should explain to an internal sediment cleanup advisory panel how they are considering risk management principles when choosing a remedy, after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found the cleanup officials were not clearly documenting their decisions.

Colorado is urging the Supreme Court to reject outright New Mexico's suit against the state over EPA's 2015 Gold King Mine spill and other contamination from former mine sites, claiming that federal waste laws require the suit to instead be filed in district court, and saying it would lead to a rush of similar cases being filed with the high court.

Environmentalists and Duke Energy have settled a closely-watched Clean Water Act (CWA) suit over alleged groundwater contamination from a North Carolina coal ash disposal site with a deal that the advocates say sets a strong precedent for closing other such facilities, but also avoids any precedential appellate ruling on the site's CWA liability.

EPA has begun work on a rule that will revise portions of its first-time Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulation that governs coal ash disposal, including some deadlines and groundwater monitoring mandates, following an agreement with industry and environmentalists to make a host of changes to the rule.

Judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit hearing a case challenging EPA for not applying nationwide an 8th Circuit ruling limiting its power to bar “blending” in Clean Water Act (CWA) permits say their ruling could hinge on when and how easily wastewater treatment plants can contest their permits.