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Representative regulatory matters

  • Development of EPA's Clean Power Plan
  • Various EPA rulemaking proceedings to reduce the use of HFCs
  • Various DOE proceedings to establish or revise energy efficiency standards for appliances
  • EPA process to exempt certain substances from the definition of "volatile organic compound" for purposes of Clean Air Act compliance
  • EPA review of new chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act
  • EPA "pre-charged products" rule pertaining to equipment containing CFCs and HCFCs
  • Drafted model mercury emission control rule for coal-fired power plants for organizations of state and local air pollution control officials
  • Advised state of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and participated in hearings before the Illinois Pollution Control Board regarding mercury emission limitations for coal fired power plants in Illinois
  • Creation of industry-wide PAL program as alternative to NSR
  • Various EPA "MACT" rule makings, including "boiler MACT"
  • EPA HCFC production rights allocation rules
  • EPA "SNAP" proceeding regarding substitutes for certain HCFCs
  • EPA small refiner regulations
  • EPA Open Market Trading Guidance
  • Proposed EPA regulation to allow emission offsets among hazardous air pollutants under ยง 112(g) of the Clean Air Act
  • EPA hazardous air pollutant standards for oil refineries
  • EPA regulations on reformulated gasoline
  • EPA Title V permit regulations
  • EPA revision of National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone "smog"
  • EPA monitoring methodology for measuring emissions of sulfur oxides
  • EPA "noncompliance penalty" regulations
  • EPA revision of National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter to cover fine particulates
  • EPA New Source Performance Standards for steam electric power plants
  • EPA rules (and later revisions) on stack height
  • EPA rules on Prevention of Significant Deterioration
  • EPA revision of National Secondary Ambient Air Quality Standards for sulfur oxides
  • EPA review and approval of State Implementation Plans for all 50 States and Puerto Rico under 1970 Clean Air Act Amendments
  • Involved in many of major federal rulemakings and other regulatory proceedings under the Clean Air Act and other statutes

Policy Alerts

Periodically, we provide policy alerts to keep our clients up-to-date on important policy developments and trends as we see them arising. We track the issues that are important to our clients to help you achieve your business and environmental goals.