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EPA Criticizes Navy's Lack Of Transparency In Hunters Point CERCLA Review

EPA Region 9 is criticizing the Navy's management of re-sampling and cleanup work at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, CA, saying the Navy fails in a review of the high-profile cleanup to be upfront about the falsified radiological data sampling that a cleanup contractor was found to have done throughout the site.

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NAS preparing for new DOD projects on TCE, lead

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is preparing to review Defense Department risk analyses of trichloroethylene (TCE) and lead, chemicals for which EPA has struggled to craft risk estimates.

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EPA Stresses Adhering To Timelines In Federal Facility Cleanup Disputes

EPA's enforcement and acting waste office chiefs have issued guidance to regional staff reinforcing the importance of adhering to established timelines for disputes with federal facilities over cleanups, responding to Superfund reforms that EPA leadership adopted last year to speed cleanups and ensure disputes between federal parties do not slow work.

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EPA's CWA Rule Faces Uncertain Future Despite Wheeler's '30-Day' Target

EPA's replacement Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction standard faces a highly uncertain future, with agency officials privately warning stakeholders that there is no clear timeline for proposing it because the rule is still under White House review -- despite Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler targeting the rule's release within 30 days.

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Environmentalists counter industry bid for nationwide CWA rule order

A multi-sector industry coalition's request for a nationwide bar on enforcing the Obama-era Clean Water Act jurisdiction standard is “blatant forum-shopping,” environmentalists claim.

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Wheeler Vows To Unveil 'Clear' CWA Jurisdiction Proposal Within 30 Days

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says the agency within 30 days will unveil its proposal for a new “clean and straightforward” Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction standard that follows the water law and confusing Supreme Court precedent, and which is expected to be narrower in scope than the Obama-era rule it will replace.

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Industry renews bid for nationwide bar on 2015 CWA rule

After a Texas judge denied their request for a nationwide injunction against EPA's Clean Water Act jurisdiction rule, industry associations are making a similar request to a Georgia judge.

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9th Circuit Upholds Corps' Regional CWA Handbooks Despite FY93 Rider

A federal appeals court has ruled that a decades-old appropriations rider does not bar the Army Corps of Engineers' use of regional supplements to its nationwide manual for identifying wetlands subject to the Clean Water Act (CWA), avoiding a precedent that could have greatly expanded the limits that funding riders place on EPA and other agencies.

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D.C. Circuit Again Grants Bid To Quickly Implement EPA Facility Safety Rule

Appellate court judges have again granted environmentalists' request to force quick implementation of an Obama-era rule tightening facility safety requirements, expediting its ruling that struck down a Trump administration effort to delay the rule's effectiveness by almost two years while the agency considers whether to undo the stricter mandates.

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Washington, DOE reach settlement over RCRA suit at Hanford

The deal puts the state's RCRA suit on hold and requires DOE for the first time to test and implement a new system to capture and destroy tank vapors at Hanford.

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