On January 6, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a pre-publication copy of a Proposed Rule, which will lower the annual National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). PM2.5 refers to PM with a diameter of 2.5 microns or less, which is about 3-5 percent
I counsel and represent clients in a wide array of environmental matters, with particular focus on air quality, climate change, site remediation, and waste management/recycling. Over my 30+ years of practice, I’ve worked with regulated parties in a number of industries, particularly aerospace, electricity generation, petroleum marketing, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals, composting/organics management, and general manufacturing. My full bio is here.
Ozone Nonattainment “Bump-up” in Connecticut: Is your facility about to get bumped into more stringent air regulations?
For air emission sources in New Haven County, Middlesex County, and Shelton, Connecticut, the regulatory landscape will change on November 7, 2022.
Per a regulation published on October 7, 2022, the EPA is reclassifying the extent to which air quality in these parts of the state has failed to attain a certain federal air quality…
More Than a New Year’s Resolution: Connecticut Organics Recycling Mandate Expands in 2022
Perhaps not as glamorous as the Times Square crystal ball, but something else drops at the start of the New Year: The threshold for mandated food waste separation and recycling by certain industrial and commercial facilities in Connecticut.
Legislation passed this year cut in half the annual tonnage of organic waste generation – from 52…