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Texas officials have filed a new appellate lawsuit that seeks to test EPA’s already-contested policy on “contingency measures” that states are required to take if they miss milestones toward attainment of federal air quality standards, litigation that may open new circuit splits after courts earlier issued conflicting rulings on the issue.

From Climate Extra

DUBAI -- Negotiators at the international climate conference here are floating the most detailed draft agreement so far on key summit debates, though the measure largely expands the number of options ministers must agree on before the conference ends Dec. 12, instead of indicating that officials are nearing agreement on most topics.

A range of industry groups is warning EPA against introducing new regulatory options governing drum reconditioners under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and urging the agency to retain current exemptions, while arguing instead for a focus on compliance with the current regulations.

From Inside TSCA

EPA’s proposed TSCA rule to phase out all uses of the solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) is winning support from state drinking water regulators as well as a trade group for groundwater professionals, with state officials touting strict toxics regulation as “the optimal strategy” to prevent water contamination even as industry lines up against the ban.

Recent and upcoming Supreme Court rulings curbing EPA and other agencies’ rulemaking authorities are expected to create new uncertainties for the White House Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), which coordinates regulations administration-wide, former officials say, though they disagree over how big any changes may be.