EPA Issues Guidance for States on Use of Energy Efficiency and Renewables Policies in SIPsAugust 10, 2012
The EPA has published a “Roadmap for Incorporating Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Policies and Programs into State and Tribal Implementation Plans.” The guidance document is part of EPA’s effort to encourage state, tribal and local agencies to consider incorporating energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) policies and programs in their State and Tribal Implementation Plans (SIPs/TIPs).
Proposed General Permit for Wetland and Waterway Municipal Highway ProjectsAugust 10, 2012
A proposed general permit to streamline the wetland and waterway permitting process for local government highway, bridge and culvert improvement projects impacting wetlands and waterways is now out for public comment.
EPA Extends SO2 Designations TimelineAugust 10, 2012
The EPA is extending the deadline for area designations for the 2010 primary SO2 standard until June 3, 2013 due to insufficient information.
Infrastructure SIP Requirements for the 2006 PM StandardAugust 6, 2012
The EPA is proposing to approve some elements, and disapprove other elements, of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions by Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin regarding the infrastructure requirements of sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the 2006 24-hour fine particle national ambient air quality standards (2006 PM2.5 NAAQS). The EPA is proposing to approval all but two revisions submitted by Wisconsin.
DATCP Highlights Consumer SpecialistAugust 3, 2012
DATCP shines a spotlight on Consumer Specialist Bobbi Erb as part of a series of feature stories highlighting DATCP programs and employees.
EPA Formally Recognizes Improved Air Quality in Southeast WisconsinAugust 2, 2012
The EPA has announced that air quality for six southeastern Wisconsin counties has improved enough to change the area’s status from nonattainment to attainment. This action formally recognizes that the area has now met the 1997 federal air quality standard for ground-level ozone.