Babst Calland: Environmental Groups Plan Suit Over Absence of Regulation of Oil and Gas Waste

By Naeha Dixit

On August 26, 2015, seven environmental groups sent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a Notice of Intent to Sue the agency in an attempt to force the agency to develop tailored rules for oil and gas wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D solid waste program. The groups argued that the agency has not within the statutorily required three-year timeframe (1) reviewed and, where necessary, revised RCRA’s Subtitle D solid waste regulations for oil and gas wastes, and (2) reviewed and/or revised its guidelines for state solid waste management plans for oil and gas wastes. For additional information, read our recent Administrative Watch.

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