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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.
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.
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 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.
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 .
For information on recent TCEQ rule developments, please see the TCEQ website at http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/rules/whatsnew.html .
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.
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.
The International Air Transport Association released the 54th edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations, effective January 1, 2013.
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.
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.
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