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July Regulatory Update: GHG Permitting, BOEM WEA EA, SWPPP Tips & Energy Outlook
July 26, 2012
EPA Issues Final Greenhouse Gas Permitting Rule
BOEM Solicits Comments on EA for Wind Energy Area Offshore RI & MA
On July 16th and 17th, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held public information meetings to provide an overview and solicit comments for the Environmental Assessment (EA) for commercial wind lease issuance and site assessment activities for the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The EA was created to determine if there would be any significant impacts from issuance of leases or approval of site plans as well as to help determine which areas should be the focus of leasing efforts. The EA concluded that the proposed action is expected to have a negligible to minor impact on environmental and socioeconomic resources. The EA also found that there would be no additive effect on offshore environmental resources of multiple locations.
Comments on the BOEM EA must be received or postmarked no later than August 2, 2012.Find out more about the BOEM EA.
Stormwater Discharge Permits - You Might Need One and Not Know It!
Want to know if your facility qualifies for the "No Exposure" exclusion? Need assistance determining the permits required for your state? Looking for guidance on developing a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)?
Annual Energy Outlook 2012
The US Energy Information Administration, the statistical and analytical agency within the US Department of Energy, has posted The Annual Energy Outlook 2012. The report provides their projections on factors that shape the US energy system and analysis of potential energy policy changes. Areas of market, technology, and policy uncertainty are also explored.
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