EPA Expands NEPA Exclusions To Landfill, Wastewater Methane Projects

February 20, 2024
The Biden administration is continuing efforts to streamline environmental review procedures for particular low-carbon technologies, with EPA moving to exempt methane-recovery projects installed at landfills and wastewater treatment facilities from detailed review mandates. A notice scheduled for the Feb. 21 Federal Register says the agency is formally adopting the Energy Department’s (DOE) categorical exclusion (CE) for the projects using revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that were made in last year’s debt limit law. EPA says it...

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