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October 17, 2019

Texas House Bill 2726

Effective January 1st, 2020, under Section 382.004 of Texas’s Health and Safety Code, an applicant who submits a minor new source review permit amendment may begin […]
September 12, 2018

EPA Proposes Amendments to 2016’s NSPS OOOOa

September 11, 2018 The EPA has proposed amendments to the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas industry. The plan will make it […]
January 26, 2018

EPA Repeals “Once In, Always In” for Major Sources

January 25, 2018 The EPA has issued a guidance memo (source link) that has reversed the “once-in-always-in” interpretation of when a source may avoid Maximum Achievable […]
October 30, 2017

EPA Report on NSR and NAAQS Programs

In a news release, published on October 25, 2017, the EPA and executive director Scott Pruitt announced the outline of a four-part plan, which would target […]
October 11, 2017

EPA Director Pruitt to Rescind Clean Power Plan

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, Chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Scott Pruitt signed a measure to officially start unraveling President Obama’s signature policy to […]
March 3, 2017

EPA Withdraws Oil and Gas ICR

March 2, 2017 Effective immediately, the EPA has dismissed and withdrawn the Oil and Gas Information Collection Request (ICR) program. As of March 2, the U.S. […]
September 23, 2016

SO2 De-Listed from ‘Watch List’ in Beaumont

Each year The State of Texas collects ambient air quality monitoring data to determine if any areas pose a possible risk to human and/or environmental health. The […]
August 23, 2016

Recommended Designations for 2015 Ozone NAAQS Nonattainment Areas

Waid Environmental News In the field of air quality and air pollution, there are two types of ozone: tropospheric ozone, and stratospheric ozone. When you hear […]
August 11, 2016

Public Comment Period Open for Ozone and Fine Particulates PSD SILs

Waid Environmental News The EPA has opened a period for public comment on proposed SIL values for Ozone and Fine Particulates (PM2.5, particulate matter with an […]
June 27, 2016

Clean Air Act Redesignation for Houston Ozone Nonattainment Area

Waid Environmental News The EPA is proposing to approve a re-designation substitute and make a finding of attainment for the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air […]