environmental impact assessment rule Articles

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Product environmental footprint in policy and market decisions – applicability and impact assessment

    In April, 2013 the European Commission published the Product and Organisation Environmental Footprint (PEF/OEF) methodology ‐ a life cycle based multi‐criteria measure of the environmental performance of products, services and organizations. With its approach of “comparability over flexibility” the PEF/OEF methodology aims at harmonizing existing methods, while decreasing the flexibility ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • CSAPR - The new transport rule

    The core of the new Transport Rule was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 48208), approximately one year after the main rule proposal (75 FR 45210) (covered in the Fall 2010 Environmental Quarterly, Federal Transport Rule — the “New CAIR” Round 1). The new rule is known by two names. In press releases and on the EPA website, the rule is referred to as the Cross-State Air ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Case Note: Charging for Public Participation: Fees for Submissions or Observations on Environmental Impact Assessment

    In Case C-216/05, Commission v Ireland, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Irish legislation which required the payment of a fee by those making submissions regarding an environmental impact assessment (EIA) did not breach the EIA Directive. Although the net legal issue in the case was straightforward, the wider implications of the case for both the EIA regime and the general freedom ...


  • Case Note: Failure to Adequately Transpose The Environmental Impact Assessment Directive 85/337/Eec Into National Law In Ireland

    Keywords: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), environmental impact statement, planning permission, development consent, pollution licensing, demolition works, 'project' INTRODUCTION In Case C-50/09 Commission v Ireland, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Irish legislation did not adequately transpose Directive 85/337/EEC,1 as amended by Directive ...


  • EPA issues final rules for boilers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that more than 200,000 boilers, process heaters and incinerators will be impacted by a set of Clean Air Act regulations issued on February 21, 2011. Since EPA first proposed the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Impacts of environmental laws on land development and developers in Dhaka City, Bangladesh

    The fast paced land and housing development projects in Dhaka City since 1980s had generated irregularities in developers' real estate projects and policy deviations in the Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan (DMDP). This paper explores the causes of the irregularities and reasons that trapped many buyers in the developers' unauthorised housing projects and violation of some regulations. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Defining the Shale Gas Life Cycle: A framework for identifying and mitigating environmental impacts

    Life cycle assessments of shale gas activities differ in their findings. Among the various studies, researchers estimate different greenhouse gas emissions, rates of water use, and rates of wastewater production. Some of the variation in findings is due to the parameters of each study, particularly the life cycle boundary. The life cycle boundary determines which life cycle stages—and which ...

  • Development of a management tool to indicate the environmental impact of organic viticulture

    Received for publication April 19, 2008. Organic viticulture is an important part of the European Union organic farming sector, and, according to the most recent surveys, 1.5% of European Union wine originates from organic farms, with an upward trend. This paper describes an environmental impact of an organic viticulture indicator (EIOVI) that can be reliably used in the management of organic ...

  • Fact sheet: EPA mercury rules and power reliability

    New rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions will affect dozens of antiquated power plants currently operating without pollution controls. These rules have stirred debate in some circles as to whether retrofitting or retiring outdated plants will cause shortfalls in electricity capacity. How will EPA mercury rules influence the ...

  • REFRIGERANT RULES: HOW NOT TO GET ZAPPED BY PROPOSED CHANGES

    Refrigerant management requirements are likely to become even stricter. Are you and your customers ready? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new rules and record-keeping requirements that add to those already in effect concerning servicing, maintaining, repairing, or disposing of air conditioning or ...


    By IHS

  • SCPA delays could impact industry

    In response to concerns expressed by diverse stakeholders over the final draft of its Safer Consumer Product Alternatives (SCPA) regulations, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has delayed implementation of the regulations, which focus on chemicals and chemical ingredients in consumer products. The net effect of this recent development on the regulation of chemical substances ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Devolution as a barrier to Environmental Reform: assessing the response to the review of Environmental Governance in Northern Ireland

    Keywords: Sustainable development, environmental NGOs (ENGOs), environmental regulation, environmental governance, DOE(NI), devolution When devolution was restored in Northern Ireland in 1998 there was finally hope that after decades of unresponsive government by Direct Rule a new era of political accountability was beginning. The Good Friday Agreement was first and foremost a peace ...


  • New inventory update rule reporting heads our way

    Proposed rule will significantly impact reporting functions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed important revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Update Rule (IUR). This column explains why chemical manufacturers and other stakeholders must be aware of the proposal and prepare now for its implications. Background The IUR requires manufacturers ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Department of Homeland Security publishes list of chemicals for security rule

    On November 1st The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted on the Internet (www.dhs.gov) a Final Rule and Matrix List (Appendix A) identifying chemicals of interest (COI) that define coverage pursuant to Section 550 of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 (Section 550). The rule was also published in the Federal Register on November 20th. This Final Rule establishes three ...

  • The direct and indirect impacts of EU policies on land

    The 2011 Roadmap to a resource efficient Europe states, in its milestone of actions to address land as a resource, that 'By 2020, EU policies take into account their direct and indirect impact on land use in the EU and globally …' (EC, 2011d). This report presents a methodology for the assessment of European Union (EU) policies in terms of their land-related implications in Europe and ...

  • Low cost pre-treatment of waste landfill emissions - does mechanically-biologically treated waste facilitate the operation of low environmental impact landfills?

    Rules and regulations contained in the German Federal Waste Management Act are specified and complemented in administrative directives. One of them is the so called ”Technische Anleitung Siedlungsabfall” (TASi), in other words the Technical Directive for Municipal Solid Waste, which stipulates criteria for the use, treatment and disposal of waste materials. Where it is not possible to ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • EPA mercury rules: Keeping the lights on while removing toxics from our air

    Next week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to finalize new rules to reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions that will affect dozens of antiquated power plants currently operating without pollution controls. These rules have stirred debate in some circles as to whether retrofitting or retiring outdated plants will cause shortfalls in electricity capacity. How will new EPA ...

  • Document shows power plant guidelines rule significantly altered in White House review

    An Environmental Protection Agency rule proposed in June to regulate discharges of toxic pollutants from power plants was significantly altered during White House review to include additional regulatory options for industry, an EPA document shows. The newly added options are generally seen as less stringent than the initial EPA ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • OSHA announces proposed silica rule, lowering PEL, ending lengthy OMB review

    Federal efforts to protect workers from silica exposure entered a new phase Aug. 23 when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration finally announced its proposal for regulating silica dust. OSHA's proposed rule would set a permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air. The ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

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