October 31, 2012
98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 1420
Austin, TX 78701-4296
(512) 391-8025
98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 1420
Austin, TX 78701-4296
(512) 391-8040
98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 1420
Austin, TX 78701-4296
(512) 391-8010
98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 1420
Austin, TX 78701-4296
(512) 391-8020
98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Suite 1420
Austin, TX 78701-4296
(512) 391-8030

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TEXAS DEVELOPMENTS

Court Enjoins City of Dallas from Enforcing Flow-Control Ordinance

On October 16, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted a request for a permanent injunction enjoining the City of Dallas from enforcing a flow-control ordinance (Dallas City Ordinance No. 28427) that would have required all solid waste collected within the City to be disposed at a City-owned landfill or transfer station.

Texas Files Petition Challenging EPA Air Standards for Hydraulic Fracturing

On October 15, 2012, the State of Texas, the Railroad Commission of Texas, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging new EPA Clean Air Act requirements for hydraulic fracturing. 

EPA Approves Texas "PAL" Program and Eight-Hour Ozone Provisions

On October 11, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took final action to approve revisions to the Texas air permitting program for major air emissions sources under the federal Clean Air Act’s New Source Review  program.

TCEQ Issues Final 2016 Clean Air Interstate Rule Nitrogen Oxides Allocations

TCEQ has issued final 2016 Clean Air Interstate Rule nitrogen oxide allowance allocations for electric generating units that started operating prior to January 1, 2001 or commenced commercial operation after January 1, 2001, and have operated for five or more consecutive years by January 1, 2012.

Upcoming TCEQ Meetings and Events

  • Tax Relief for Pollution Control Property Advisory Committee
  • Rio Grande, Rio Grande Estuary, and Lower Laguna Madre Basin and Bay Area Stakeholder Committee

TCEQ Enforcement Orders

TCEQ announcements for enforcement orders adopted in October can be found on the TCEQ website at http://www.tceq.texas.gov/news/releases/10-12Agenda10-17  and http://www.tceq.texas.gov/news/releases/10-12Agenda10-31 .

Recent Texas Rules Updates

For information on recent TCEQ rule developments, please see the TCEQ website at http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/rules/whatsnew.html .

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS

RCRA’s Hazardous Waste Manifest System Enters the Electronic Age

On October 5, President Obama signed into law an amendment to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act that will establish an electronic hazardous waste manifest system.

FTC Issues Revised Green Guides for Environmental Marketing

On October 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission issued final revisions to the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, known as the Green Guides.

54th Edition of IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and Accompanying Guidance Set Forth New Requirements for Air Transport of Lithium Batteries

The International Air Transport Association released the 54th edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations, effective January 1, 2013.

U.S. Postal Service Proposes Phase-Out of Parcel Marking Standards for ORM-D and Consumer Commodities

On October 3, 2012, the U.S. Postal Service proposed adopting new mandatory marking standards for hazardous materials sent through the mail, effective January 1, 2013, to align its mailing requirements with those of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation.

More Enforcement of Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act

On September 28, 2012, a dairy processing company in Puerto Rico with a history of anhydrous ammonia releases, Suiza Dairy Corporation, agreed to pay a $275,000 penalty, and undertake $3.75 million in facility upgrades and other improvements.

FIRM NEWS & EVENTS

Twelve Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers® for 2013

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. is proud to announce that 12 of its attorneys have been named to the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers®, the "oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession."

All of the Principals in Beveridge & Diamond’s New York Office Receive "Super Lawyers" Recognition for Second Consecutive Year

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. is pleased to announce that all five Principals in the Firm’s New York office have been recognized by the Super Lawyers rating service as being among the top lawyers in their areas of practice in the New York metropolitan area.

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