Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ozone Determination Withdrawn

Today the EPA withdrew its direct final rule determination that the Milwaukee-Racine and Sheboygan, Wisconsin areas have attained the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The determination was withdrawn because an adverse comment was received. The EPA will … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act

January 2011 Natural Resources Board Agenda

The Natural Resources Board will convene on January 25-26 for its first meeting of the year, and first meeting with Cathy Stepp as DNR Secretary.On the 25th the Board will attend a seminar entitled “Lead as a Wildlife Conservation Issue.” … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Natural Resources

Incorporating the Federal “Tailoring” Rules in Wisconsin

As discussed in a previous post, the Natural Resources Board recently approved an emergency rule to incorporate the federal tailoring rules into Wisconsin’s rules. The emergency rule expires on May 14, 2011, so the DNR is also promulgating a permanent … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Department of Natural Resources

Ozone Update

On Dec. 15, 2010, EPA published in direct final form its determination that the Milwaukee-Racine and Sheboygan areas have attained the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Milwaukee-Racine area includes Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, Waukesha, and … Continue reading

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Midwest Climate Accord Abandoned

Four years ago Wisconsin, along with five other Midwestern states, signed The Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord. Although moving forward on other fronts, Wisconsin has all but abandoned efforts to work with other states in the Accord to reduce greenhouse … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Energy