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  • MassDEP Proposes New Regulations to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions  - 

    On December 16, 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) issued proposed regulations to meet the requirements of the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) of 2008, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision Kain »

  • Proposed amendments to CO2 Budget Trading Program  - 

    The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) proposed amendments to 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 7.70 The Massachusetts Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Budget Trading Program, to allow power plants, which produce thermal »

  • Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements  - 

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to approve certain elements of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) that address Infrastructure SIP »

  • Clean Energy Standard  - 

    As part of the Clean Energy and Climate Plan, and its goal of Massachusetts achieving an 80 percent reduction in GHG emissions by 2050, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is implementing a Clean Energy Standard (CES), »

  • MassCAIR Facilities  - 

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (DC Circuit) recently issued a decision to grant the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA’s) request to allow the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) to take effect January »

  • Rule Amendments Proposed to Add GHG Applicability to the Title V Program  - 

    On May 11, 2012, MassDEP proposed to amend 310 CMR 7.00: Appendix C to add a GHG applicability threshold to the Title V Operating Permit program.  The amendment conforms to the EPA’s Tailoring Rule and establishes a GHG applicability threshold of »

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