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Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Waste Management

https://www3.epa.gov/ttn/atw/landfill/landfills-nsps-2060-am08-final-signature.pdf

Text of final rules designed to reduce emissions of methane gas from municipal solid waste landfills.  The agency expects the rules to reduce methane emissions by 334,000 tons per year beginning in 2025.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

EPA Issues Final Actions to Cut Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-issues-final-actions-cut-methane-emissions-municipal-solid-waste-landfills

Agency press release explaining the nature and purpose of new regulations relating to reduction of methane gas emissions from municipal solid waste landfills.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

VA 2014 Toxics Release Inventory Report with 2014 Appendices

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/AirQualityPlanningEmissions/SARATitleIII/SARA313ToxicsReleaseInventory/VA2014ToxicsReleaseInventoryReport.aspx

Includes link to the summary report plus links for 13 detailed appendices covering historical trends, facility and jurisdiction rankings, and information on individual facilities by locality.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

2014 Virginia Toxics Release Inventory Report: Summary of Data from 2014 Industry Reports

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Air/SARATitle3/2014_TRI_Report.pdf

Virginia industries reported 917 million pounds of chemicals managed on-site, transferred off-site, or released to the environment in 2014.  This represents a 5.6% increase from the 2013 level, primarily due to increases in on-site management.  The report shows decreases in chemical releases to the air, water, or land.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

EPA Announces National Enforcement Initiatives for Coming Years

Categories: Energy,Environment,Natural Resources,Waste Management

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/25662047ebab45a085257f5d0071b4a0!OpenDocument

Announces seven enforcement initiatives for fiscal years 2017-2019 to respond to national pollution challenges. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

2014 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis: Executive Summary

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics,Waste Management

http://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-01/documents/2014-tri-na-exec-summary.pdf

Announces 2014 results of the program to control the release of toxic chemicals into the air, land, and water. Summary includes trends from 2003 and links to more detailed data. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Superfund: Trends in Federal Funding and Cleanup of EPA’s Nonfederal National Priorities List Sites

Categories: Environment,Govt Finance,Waste Management

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/672734.pdf

Examines progress made in cleaning up nonfederal Superfund sites in the years 1999 through 2013, including trends in annual federal appropriations to the Superfund program and the number of remedial action project completions. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Solid Waste Managed in Virginia During Calendar Year 2014

Categories: Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Land/ReportsPublications/2015_Annual_Solid_Waste_Report.pdf

Covers the amount of solid waste managed in Virginia in 2014 and the amounts and sources of solid waste generated outside the state.  The total amount received at Virginia facilities declined by about 15,000 tons from the 2013 total.  From the Department of Environmental Quality

 

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