Description: Challenge to emission guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills.
National Waste & Recycling Association v. EPA
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 08/11/2021 Joinder Download Federal defendants filed joinder in intervenor-defendants' expedited motion for stay. 08/11/2021 Motion Download Memorandum filed by intervenor defendants in support of expedited motion for stay. 07/19/2021 Status Report Download Status report filed by EPA. 05/06/2021 Opinion and Order Download Intervenor-defendants' motion to intervene granted. 07/29/2019 Opposition Download Opposition filed by environmental respondent-intervenors to motion to substitute party or, in the alternative, for leave to intervene. 07/18/2019 Motion Download Motion to substitute party or, in the alternative, for leave to intervene. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association moved to substitute into Case No. 16-1374 as a petitioner in place of Utility Air Regulatory Group or instead to intervene in support of the petitioners in Case No. 16-1371. 07/12/2019 Status Report Download Status report filed by EPA. 04/17/2019 Status Report Download Status report filed by EPA. 04/17/2018 Order Download Court granted request in joint motion to continue holding these cases in abeyance pending agency proceedings on reconsideration of the Landfill Emission Guidelines. 09/26/2017 Order Download Abeyance continued. The D.C. Circuit granted a request by EPA and petitioners challenging the emission guidelines to continue to hold the cases in abeyance for 90 days while EPA proceeded with its reconsideration of the guidelines. 09/12/2017 Motion Download Joint motion to govern further proceedings filed. 06/14/2017 Order Motion to hold cases in abeyance granted. 05/26/2017 Motion Download Motion filed by EPA to hold cases in abeyance. After Agreeing to Reconsider Landfill Emission Standards and Guidelines, EPA Asked D.C. Circuit to Hold Challenges to Standards in Abeyance. On May 5, 2017, EPA notified parties that had requested reconsideration of EPA’s new source performance standards and emission guidelines and compliance times for municipal solid waste landfills that it was granting reconsideration of six topics. The regulations chiefly targeted methane emissions from landfills. EPA also said it would issue a 90-day stay of the regulations in their entirety because the six topics were integral to both rules. On May 26, EPA filed a motion in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to hold the case challenging the landfill regulations in abeyance for 90 days. 10/27/2016 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. Waste Management Industry Filed Challenge to EPA Emissions Controls for Landfills. The National Waste & Recycling Association, the Solid Waste Association of North America, and three waste management companies filed a petition for review in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) final rule establishing emission guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills. EPA published the final rule on August 29, 2016. The rule lowered the emissions threshold at which landfills—which are a significant source of methane—must install controls. Utility Air Regulatory Group also filed a petition for review challenging the emission guidelines.
Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/18/2019 Motion to Dismiss Motion for voluntary dismissal filed. 10/28/2016 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. See above.