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Vol. 21, No. 4 - August 2018
Joint newsletter with the Oil and Gas Committee

In this issue:

Message from the Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Hurst, Gary Steinbauer, Vic Pyle III, and Nora R. Pincus...1

Flares, Vapor Control, and Pigs: Enforcement Targets for Oil and Gas Production and Processing
Jim Smith...3 

Cyclical Challenges to Economic Development Based on the Shale Economy
Chad R. Miller, Ph.D....6

The Retreat from Federal Regulation of Methane, in Fits and Starts
Brandon David Sousa...7

Colorado’s Storage Tank and Vapor Control Systems Guidelines: A Safe Harbor from Aggressive CAA Enforcement in the Oil Patch?
John Jacus and Will Marshall...10

Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) for Oil and Gas Operations: LDAR Compliance and Beyond
Georgette Reeves...14



Vol. 21, No. 3 - August 2018

In this issue:

Message From the Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Hurst and Gary Steinbauer...1

Scientific Transparency in National Ambient Air Quality Proceedings
Kurt Blase...3

D.C. Circuit Upholds EPA Rule Limiting Geographic Scope of Non-D.C. Circuit Decisions
Tyler Kubikv...5

EPA Regional Reports

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian Rayback...7

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...9

EPA Region 3
Sarah L. Clark...9

EPA Region 4
Joseph Brown...13

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich...15

EPA Region 6
John King...17

EPA Region 9
Eric Hiser and Brandon Curtis...18

EPA Region 10
Emerson Hilton, David Weber, and Gus Winkes...20


Vol. 21, No. 2 - June 2018 

In this issue:

Message from the Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Hurst and Gary Steinbauer...1

An Assessment of the Challenges Facing Environmental Regulators in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
Scott Nuzum...3

Uncooperative Federalism: Citizen Suits, Savings Clauses, and Their Challenges to Negotiated Settlements
Gabriella Mahan...6
 
Surprising Trends in Benzene Risk
Kathryn E. Kelly, DrPH Med...10

EPA Regional Reports

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian Rayback...13

EPA Region 3
Sarah L. Clark...14

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich...18

EPA Region 6
John B. King...20

EPA Region 9
Eric Hiser and Brandon Curtis...21

EPA Region 10
David Weber and Gus Winkes...23


 Vol. 21, No. 1 - November 2017

In this issue:

Committee Co-Chairs’ Comment
Elizabeth Hurst and Gary Steinbauer...1

California’s Current Leadership on Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Tiffany Michou...3

Environmental Enforcement in the Trump Administration: The Numbers Might Not Tell the Whole Story
Taylor Hoverman...5

“Back to Basics”: NAAQS Attainment Plans and Designations
Kurt Blase...7

Back to Basics—Enforcement
Krista McIntyre...10

Backyard Compressor Stations: Pennsylvania’s Proposed General Permits for Oil and Gas Operations May Leave the Public Behind
Alexandria Pierce...12

EPA Regional Reports:

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian Rayback...14

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...16

EPA Region 3
Sarah Clark...17

EPA Region 4
Joseph Brown...19

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich...25

EPA Region 6
John King...27

EPA Region 7
Alicia K. Baumhoer...28

EPA Region 8
Chelsea Grossi and Tarn Udall...29

EPA Region 9
Eric L. Hiser and Brandon Curtis...31

EPA Region 10
David Weber and Gus Winkes...34


Vol. 20, No. 5 - August 2017

In this issue:

Message from the Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Hurst and Lauran Sturm...1

Trump Administration Climate Policy and the Paris Agreement: Mitigating Factors Will Continue Emissions Reductions
Thomas A. Utzinger, Esq. ...3

EPA, Trump, and the Courts: Methane Regulation Under Siege
Taylor Hoverman...9

EPA Regional Reports:

EPA Region 4
Joseph Brown, Esq., and Deaven Niblock, Esq. ...12

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich, Esq. ...14

EPA Region 6
John King, Esq. ...15

EPA Region 7
Richard D. Winders and Alicia K. Baumhoer...17

EPA Region 9
Eric L. Hiser, Esq., and Brandon Curtis, Esq. ...18

EPA Region 10
David Weber, Esq., and Gus Winkes, Esq. ...20


Vol. 20, No. 4 - August 2017
Issue Theme: Urban Air Pollution

Joint issue with the International Environmental and Resources Law Committee

In this issue:

Chair Message
Stephanie Altman, Shannon Martin Dilley, Elizabeth Hurst, Lauran Sturm, Alicia Cate, and Anastasia Telesetsky...3

Overview of the International Framework for Control of Particulate Matter
Shannon Martin Dilley....4

The Future of China’s Urban Air Pollution Under the 13th Five-Year Plan
N. Lindsay Simmons...8

What Is California’s Role in Local Government Energy Storage Policy?
Lillian Rafii...12


Vol. 20, No. 3 - June 2017
Special issue: Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Law Under Trump

In this issue:

Proposals to Rollback Chevron Deference: Implications for Environmental Law Practitioners
Ethan G. Shenkman and Allison B. Rumsey...1

Does President Trump’s Executive Order on Energy Independence Signal the End of Federal Climate Regulations? Not So Fast
Richard Ayres and Jessica Olson....5

Global Climate Change and Sustainability Financial Reporting: An Unstoppable Force With or Without Trump
Linda M. Lowson...8

Uncharted Waters: Overturning President Obama’s Indefi nite Moratorium on Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans
Richard Gardner...11

Rolling Back the Obama Administration’s Environmental Agenda: Perspectives from Each of the Three Branches
Eric Waeckerlin and Tarn Udall...14

TSCA Implementation: What’s in Trump’s Playbook?
Lynn L. Bergeson...17

How Will the Trump Administration Manage Siting Solar Energy on Federal Land?
Lillian Rafii...20

California Holds Fast to GHG Reduction in the Face of the Trump Administration Dismantling Climate Action Rules
Robert L. Hines...22


Vol. 20, No. 2 - February 2017

In this issue:

Message from the Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Hurst and Lauran Sturm...1

U.S. and International Efforts to Curb Aircraft Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Thomas A. Utzinger, Esq....3

Revisions to EPA’s Appendix W Modeling Guideline Signal Continued Development of Ambient Air Quality Modeling
David Loring...7

The NAAQS as a Metric for the Veil of Cooperative Federalism
William Smalling...10

EPA Regional Reports:

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian Rayback...14

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...16

EPA Region 3
Sarah Clark...16

EPA Region 4
Joseph Brown and Deaven Niblock...17

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich...19

EPA Region 6
John King...20

EPA Region 7
Richard D. Winders...22

EPA Region 8
Chelsea Grossi and Tarn Udall...23

EPA Region 9
Eric L. Hiser and Brandon Curtis...25

EPA Region 10
Emerson Hilton, David Weber, and Gus Winkes...28


Vol. 20, No. 1 - November 2016

In this issue:

Message from the Past Chair
Phillip Bower...1

Guest Article:
Any Possible Construction: A Canon Based Argument for the Clean Power Plan

Connor Garstka...3

EPA Regional Reports:

EPA Headquarters
Curtis Cox...5

EPA Region 6
John B. King...6

EPA Region 7
Richard D. Winders...7

EPA Region 10
Emerson Hilton, David Weber, and Gus Winkes...9


Vol. 19, No. 2 - April 2016

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
Phillip Bower...1

Northwest Environmental Defense Center v. Cascade Kelly Holdings: In Oregon Air Permitting Decision, Federal Court Emphasizes Deference to State Regulator’s Technical Determinations
Emerson Hilton...3

SO2 Data Requirements Rule
William B. Jones and Kate Graf...6

Clean Power Plan Update
Olivia D. Lucas...9

EPA Regional Reports:

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian M. Rayback...10

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...11

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich...13

EPA Region 6
John B. King...14

EPA Region 7
Richard D. Winders...16

EPA Region 8
Chelsea Grossi and Brenna Finn...17

EPA Region 9
Eric Hiser and Brandon J. Curtis...19

EPA Region 10
Emerson Hilton, David Weber, and Gus Winkes...21

EPA Headquarters
Curtis Cox...24


Vol. 19, No. 1 - December 2015
Theme: Clean Power Plan

Joint issue with the Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
Phillip R. Bower, Shannon S. Broome and Emily Fisher...1

Game Changer or Business as Usual? A Little Bit of Both as EPA Begins Source-Category Regulation of Greenhouse Gases
Shannon S. Broome and James Rizk...3

Looking Beyond the Fence: An Overview of the Clean Power Plan and Its Potential Legal Hurdles
Charles H. Knauss and James Rizk...6

A Tapestry of Responses: State Reactions to the Final Clean Power Plan
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn and Sarah Stillman...10

Goals and Guidelines for Tribes, Territories, and Non-Contiguous States Under EPA’s Clean Power Plan
Bethany Fisher...14

The Clean Power Plan in Region VIII—Common Themes and Individual State Effects in Wyoming
Mary Throne...17

EPA’s Goldilocks Approach to New Source Carbon Dioxide Standards for EGUs—Did the Agency Get It “Just Right”?
Ann Weeks and James Duffy...21

Judicial Developments
L. Margaret Barry...26


Vol. 18, No. 2 - July 2015

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
Phillip Bower...1

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Backstop Rule: An Indirect Way for States to Make Polluters Live Up to Their Commitments
Mitchell M. Tsai...5

EPA Headquarters
Julia A. Miller...10

EPA Regional Reports:

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian M. Rayback...13

EPA Region 3
Jennifer L. Hughes...15

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich...20

EPA Region 6
John B. King, Rod Johnson and Elizabeth Adams...22

EPA Region 8
Mave Gasaway and Chelsea Huffman...25

EPA Region 9
Eric L. Hiser...28


Vol. 18, No. 1 - January 2015

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
Phillip Bower…1

Pennsylvania Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act; Bringing the Legislature into the SIP Process
Sarah L. Clark…5

EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht…6

EPA Regional Reports:

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian M. Rayback…10

EPA Region 3
Jennifer L. Hughes…11

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich…14

EPA Region 6
John B. King…15

EPA Region 8
Mave Gasaway and Chelsea Huffman…16


 Vol. 17, No. 4 - August 2014

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chair
Gale Lea Rubrecht...1

EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht...5

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian M. Rayback...7

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...9

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich...10

EPA Region 7
Brandon Neuschafer...12

EPA Region 8
John Jacus, Eric Waeckerlin, and Mave Gasaway...13

EPA Region 9
Eric Hiser...15


 Vol. 17, No. 3 - June 2014

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chair
Gale Lea Rubrecht…1

Guest Article: Case Note: EPA v. EME Homer City Generation
John Robinson Jr. …4

EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht…5

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian M. Rayback…10

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel…12

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich…12

EPA Region 8
John Jacus, Eric Waeckerlin, and Mave Gasaway…14

EPA Region 10
Dustin T. Till…16


Vol. 17, No. 2 - March 2014

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chair
Gale Lea Rubrecht…1

Regional Reports:
EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht…6

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian Rayback…12

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel…14

EPA Region 4
Sara P. Bazemore…14

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich…17

EPA Region 6
Laura L. LaValle…19

EPA Region 7
Brandon Neuschafer…21

EPA Region 8
Eric Waeckerlin and Mave Gasaway…22

EPA Region 9
Eric L. Hiser…24

EPA Region 10
Dustin T. Till, Esq.
…25


Vol. 17, No. 1 - December 2013

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chair
Gale Lea Rubrecht …1

Regional Reports:
EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht…6

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian M. Rayback …9

EPA Region 3
Barbara Little…10

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich…14

EPA Region 6
Laura L. LaValle…16

EPA Region 8
John Jacus, Eric Waeckerlin, and Mave Gasaway…19

EPA Region 9
Eric L. Hiser…21

EPA Region 10
Dustin T. Till…23


Vol. 16, No. 4 - August 2013

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chair

Gale Lea Rubrecht …1

Regional Reports:

EPA Headquarters

Gale Lea Rubrecht…4

EPA Region 1

Dixon Pike and Brian M. Rayback9

 

EPA Region 2

Philip E. Karmel…11

EPA Region 5

Gary Pasheilich…12

EPA Region 6

Laura L. LaValle14

EPA Region 7

Brandon Neuschafer17

EPA Region 8

Randy Dann and Eric Waeckerlin18


Vol. 16, No. 3 - May 2013

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chair
Gale Lea Rubrecht …1

Air Quality and Natural Gas Development: Preventing Winter Ozone in Utah’s Uintah Basin
Jessica L. Lowrey …5

AQC Lawyer Organizes One Million Trees Project Planting in Wisconsin
Roma Nandwani…8

Regional Reports:
EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht…9

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian Rayback…11

EPA Region 2
Philip Karmel…13

EPA Region 3
Barbara Little…14

EPA Region 4
Bill Lane…16

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich…18

EPA Region 6
Laura L. LaValle…19

EPA Region 7
Brandon Neuschafer…21

EPA Region 8
Randy Dann and Eric Waeckerlin…22

EPA Region 9
Eric L. Hiser…23


Vol. 16, No. 2 - March 2013

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chair
Gale Lea Rubrecht…1

Small Spark-Ignition Engines: A Sleeper Threat to Air Quality
Catherine M. Wilmarth and W. Ryan Stephens…4

Regional Reports:

EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht…6

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian Rayback…11

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel…12

EPA Region 3
Barbara Little…13

EPA Region 4
Bill Lane…16

EPA Region 5
Gary Pasheilich…18

EPA Region 6
Laura L. LaValle…20

EPA Region 7
Brandon Neuschafer…23

EPA Region 8
Randy Dann and Eric Waeckerlin…24

EPA Region 9
Eric L. Hiser…26

EPA Region 10
Patti Thompson…28


Vol. 16, No. 1 - December 2012

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chair
Gale Lea Rubrecht...1

Regional Reports:

EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht...3

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian Rayback...12

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...14

EPA Region 3
Barbara D. Little...15

EPA Region 5
Phil Bower...19

EPA Region 6
Laura L. LaValle...20

EPA Region 8
Randy Dann and Eric Waeckerlin...21


Vol. 15, No. 2 - March 2012

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chair
N. Jonathan Peress...1

Message from the Editor
Philip E. Karmel...1

Support the One Million Trees Project for Earth Day 2012
Phillip R. Bower...2

Regional Reports:

EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht...3

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike, Brian Rayback, and Nick Livesay...12

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...14

EPA Region 3
Barbara D. Little...15

EPA Region 6
Laura L. LaValle...21

EPA Region 8
Julia A. Jones and Randy Dann...25

EPA Region 9
Eric L. Hiser...27


Vol. 15, No. 1 - November 2011

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chair
N. Jonathan Peress...1

Message from the Editor of the Committee Newsletter
Philip E. Karmel...1

Regional Reports:

EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht...3

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike, Brian Rayback, Nick Livesay,and Mike Anderson...14

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...16

EPA Region 6
Laura L. LaValle...18


Vol. 14, No. 2 - May 2011

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chair

N. Jonathan Peress...1

Regional Reports:

EPA Headquarters

Gale Lea Rubrecht...3

EPA Region 1

Dixon Pike, Brian Rayback, and Mike Anderson...12

EPA Region 2

Philip E. Karmel...16

EPA Region 4

Joseph A. Brown and Paula L. Cobb...17

EPA Region 8

John Jacus and Julia Jones...19

EPA Region 9

Eric L. Hiser...23


Vol. 14, No. 1 - January 2011

In this issue:

Message from the Chair of the Air Quality Committee
N. Jonathan Peress...1

Message from the Editor of the Committee Newsletter
Philip E. Karmel...1

Seventh Circuit Hands Down Two Interesting Air Cases
Harvey M. Sheldon...3

Regional Reports:

EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht...5

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike, Brian Rayback, Nick Livesay, and Mike Anderson...10

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...13

EPA Region 3
Barbara Diane Little...14

EPA Region 4
Paula L. Cobb...19

EPA Region 5: Federal Developments
Harvey M. Sheldon...20

EPA Region 9
Eric L. Hiser...20

EPA Region 10
Kirk A. Lilley...22


Vol. 13, No. 4 - August 2010

In this issue:

Message from the New Chair of the Air Quality Committee
N. Jonathan Peress...1

Message from the Outgoing Committee Chair
Angela Morrison Uhland...1

Message from the Editor of the Committee Newsletter
Philip E. Karmel...3

The Proposed Boiler and Solid Waste Incineration MACT Rules: Did EPA Miss the Point of Brick MACT?
Rich Raiders...3

Regional Reports:

EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht...7

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike, Brian Rayback, and Mike Anderson...21

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...24

EPA Region 3
Barbara Diane Little and Chris D. Petersen...25

EPA Region 5--Federal Developments
Harvey M. Sheldon...29

EPA Region 5--State Developments
Peter A. Tomasi...30

EPA Region 10
Kirk A. Lilley...32


Vol. 13, No. 3 - June 2010

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chair
Angela Morrison Uhland...1

Regional Reports:

EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht, John R. Jacus, and Todd A. Weaver...3

EPA Region 1
Dixon Pike, Brian Rayback, and Nick Livesay...12

EPA Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...13

EPA Region 3
Barbara Diane Little...14

EPA Region 4
Paula L. Cobb and Alexia Borden...22

EPA Region 5--Federal Developments
Harvey M. Sheldon...23

EPA Region 5--State Developments
Peter A. Tomasi...24

EPA Region 9
Eric L. Hiser...26

EPA Region 10
Kirk A. Lilley...28


Vol. 13, No. 2 - March 2010

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chair
Angela Morrison Uhland...1

Message from the Editor
Philip E. Karmel...2

Regional Reports:

EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht...3

Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...12

Region 4
Paula Cobb and Alexia Borden...12

Region 6
Laura L. LaValle...13

Region 10
Kirk A. Lilley...16


Vol. 13, No. 1 - January 2010

In this issue:

One Million Trees...1

Regional Reports:

EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht...1

Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...12

Region 4
Paula Cobb and Alexia Borden...13

Region 6
Laura L. LaValle...15

Air Quality Committee Newsletter Editorial Board...18


Vol. 12, No. 1 - June 2009

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
Angela Morrison Uhland...1

EPA Issues Proposed Positive Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases Emitted by Motor Vehicles: First Step Toward Climate Change Regulation under the Clean Air Act L. Margaret Barry...3

Regional Reports:

EPA Headquarters
Gale Lea Rubrecht...7

Region 1
Dixon Pike and Brian Rayback...13

Region 2
Philip E. Karmel...16

Region 3
Gale Lea Rubrecht...16

Region 4
Paula Cobb and Alexia Borden...3

Region 5--Federal Report
Harvey M. Sheldon...25

Region 5--State Report
Peter A. Tomasi...26

Region 8
Sherry Haller Bursey...28

Region 9
Eric L. Hiser...28

Region 10
Kirk A. Lilley...28

Air Quality Committee Newsletter Editorial Board...33


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