Friday, April 29, 2011

Environmental Protection Agency Provides Guide for Federal Agencies Participating in Phase II WIPs

The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released a guide on April 29, 2011, for federal agencies with land and facilities in the Bay watershed jurisdictions.  The guide describes EPA’s expectations of the federal agencies in helping the watershed jurisdictions achieve the Bay TMDLs.  In particular, EPA expects the federal agencies to “work with the Bay jurisdictions to ensure that they have the information necessary to prepare Phase II WIPs.”  For the full guide please view Guide for Federal Lands and Facilities’ Role in Chesapeake Bay Jurisdictions’ Phase II Watershed Implementation Plans (Environmental Protection Agency).

Written by Jay Angle, Research Assistant

Monday, April 4, 2011

American Farm Bureau Federation and Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Amend Complaint against Environmental Protection Agency

On April 4, 2011, in the litigation Am. Farm Bureau Fed'n v. EPA, an amended complaint was filed by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and new plaintiffs: The Fertilizer Institute; National Pork Producers Council; National Chicken Council; U.S. Poultry & Egg Association; and the National Turkey Federation. To view the complete amended complaint, please see Apr. 4, 2011 First Amended Complaint.

Written by Jay Angle, Research Assistant