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Barnes & Thornburg memo - Sep 2015 - U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan for Existing Electric-Generating Units in Michigan

The following is a brief outline summarizing the key elements of the U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan from a Michigan perspective, prepared for the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Environmental Affairs Committee Meeting on September 22, 2015.

Please click here for the full memo.

Barnes & Thornburg Alert - June 2015 - EPA Eliminates Another Source of Startup, Shutdown and Malfunction Exemptions from Clean Air Act

EPA finalizes demand for 36 states to remove automatic SSM exemptions from SIPs, no later than Nov. 22, 2016.

Neither EPA nor the states may provide facilities with an affirmative defense for Clean Air Act violations that would alter the jurisdiction of the federal courts to assess civil penalties.

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Barnes & Thornburg alert - May 2015 - June 1: OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard Deadline for Compliance

On June 1, 2015, OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) goes into effect.

Any employer that uses hazardous chemicals in its workplace is subject to the communication and training requirements of the HCS.

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Barnes & Thornburg alert - May 2015 - EPA and Army Corp of Engineers Pass Rule Clarifying “Waters of the U.S.” Authority

EPA has finalized a rule that purportedly clarifies the definition of “waters of the U.S” and therefore affects the applicability of all Clean Water Act programs.

EPA’s rulemaking has been the subject of national attention, with more than 1 million total comments received - some for and some against the rule.

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