Thursday, June 21, 2018 — It’s time to start your compost pile

Introduction The market for cobalt has exploded in recent years, with demand driven by the surge in production of batteries for electric cars. Its strategic importance will only grow, experts say, as carmakers aggressively scale up production of electric vehicles in the decades ahead. The boom has focused attention on cobalt’s complex and controversial supply […]

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Oklahoma’s application to operate a permit program for disposing of coal combustion residuals – commonly known as coal ash – in landfills and surface impoundments.

Challenges in Satellite Design The materials used to cover the exteriors of spacecraft face numerous environmental threats, both within the atmosphere and outside of it, that can degrade and damage equipment and materials. While most people recognize the threat posed by the vacuum of space, there are hundreds of other threats to satellites and spacecraft, […]

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 — Penalties assessed against 92 regulated entities

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with Shell Oil Products over hazardous waste and risk management plan compliance at its crude oil refinery in Martinez, Calif.

EPA has announced that June 30, 2018 is the date on which the agency will launch and begin operation of the e-manifest system. This announcement was included in a January 3, 2018 rulemaking, in which EPA finalized the method it will use to set and revise e-manifest user fees. [83 FR 420] We summarize below […]

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – TCEQ offers rebates for purchase or lease of eligible vehicles

CHICAGO (May 30, 2018) – This week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will oversee a contamination study being conducted by Wolverine World Wide, Inc., at the company’s former House Street landfill in Plainfield Township, Mich.

On April 17, 2015, EPA promulgated national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residue (CCR) landfills and surface impoundments. [80 FR 21302] When challenged, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit remanded four of those provisions back to the agency on June 14, 2016. [Utility Solid Waste Activities Group et al. […]