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Waste Sector Pushes For ‘Louder’ EPA Voice To Advance Recycling

As EPA unveils a framework for how it plans to bolster the struggling municipal recycling sector, waste industry officials are urging the agency and other federal entities to provide more leadership and additional policies to help advance the sector, which has struggled in the face of shuttered export markets and inadequate infrastructure.

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EPA Downplays DOD’s Preemption Of PFAS Guide, Touts Enforcement

EPA officials are downplaying concerns that the Defense Department (DOD) is preempting its draft screening levels for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater used for drinking water, after DOD last month issued guidance setting Superfund levels for two of the chemicals that are less stringent than levels suggested by EPA’s draft policy.

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Lawmakers inching toward agreement on PFAS measures

While an agreement has been reached on when the Defense Department must phase out certain types of firefighting foam containing PFAS, lawmakers have are still at odds over a key Superfund provision.

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10th Circuit to hear early, limited appeal in Gold King suit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit will decide soon whether private plaintiffs met the deadline to sue over the 2015 Gold King spill, rather than after a multi-year trial process.

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Bodine Defends Trump EPA’s Enforcement Efforts In Face Of Criticisms

EPA enforcement chief Susan Bodine is strongly defending the Trump administration’s commitment to environmental enforcement, using remarks at a Nov. 12 conference to repeatedly “push back” on the “misconception” that the administration is reducing enforcement efforts.

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EPA, DOJ Continue Talks On SEPs As Dispute Remains Unresolved

EPA and the Justice Department (DOJ) are continuing discussions on the use of supplemental environmental projects (SEPs), which are used to offset penalties in enforcement settlements, even as the agencies are at odds over DOJ policies seeking to limit -- and possibly bar -- their use.

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House Democrats Seek To Bolster Expected Suits Over EPA Science Rule

House science committee Democrats sought to use their Nov. 13 hearing on EPA’s controversial proposed science transparency rule to bolster all but certain litigation over any final measure, though the agency witness largely declined to discuss details of a leaked draft supplemental proposal that has drawn scathing criticisms.

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Wheeler Says EPA Not Yet Ready To Offer ‘Solutions’ On Recycling Hurdles

Lorton, VA -- Just days before EPA is expected to issue a framework for advancing recycling in the United States, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is downplaying expectations that the agency is ready to offer solutions on how best to bolster the recycling system in light of major market impacts from China’s import restrictions.

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IRIS identifies five PFAS for assessment

EPA says the chemicals were chosen because they were “identified as a priority to inform decision making” by several program and regional offices, as well as states and tribes.

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EPA Seeks To Address Science Rule Criticisms But Draws New Charges

EPA’s high-profile draft supplement to its controversial proposed rule on science transparency seeks to address a range of criticisms levelled at its first plan, including providing statutory authority, defining key and novel terms and clarifying the plan’s applicability and retroactivity, but the supplement is drawing new -- and equally harsh -- criticisms.

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