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Posted on: Jul 20, 2018

During his time on the Court of Appeals, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been highly skeptical of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory reach. 

Posted on: Jul 2, 2018

Alert your gas station owner and operator clients about the five most cited violations. In 2017, inspectors from IDEM’s Underground Storage Tank (UST) branch found five common violations at petroleum UST facilities. In addition to the tips provided by IDEM, keep these topics in mind during the buying and selling of a property with a UST. 

Posted on: Jun 8, 2018

On June 4, IDEM issued an important notice regarding reimbursement from the Excess Liability Trust Fund (ELTF) and plans for a future electronic system for submitting documents to the Underground Storage Tank (UST) program. Noteworthy is that ELTF reimbursement will be suspended on sites that have inconsistencies among the various UST documents (UST notification forms, LUST correspondence, and ELTF applications including any assignment of rights). IDEM will notify any affected party. 

Posted on: May 29, 2018

Revisions to Indiana’s Underground Storage Tank rules adopted by the Indiana Environmental Rules Board in January 2018 will be effective soon, likely in June or July of 2018. The rule revision is still under review by the Indiana Attorney General and Governor but will be effective 30 days after the revision is accepted for filing.

Posted on: May 10, 2018

Three biofuel industry groups have told the D.C. Circuit that a slew of refiners' challenge to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that set the levels of renewable fuel to be blended into the nation’s fuel supply will, if successful, undermine the congressional intent for a market-driven standard.

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