Description: Challenge to EPA's administrative stay of performance standards and emission guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills.
Natural Resources Defense Council v. Pruitt
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 06/15/2017 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. Environmental Groups Challenged Delay in Enforcement of Landfill Methane Regulations. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Clean Air Council, and Clean Wisconsin filed a petition seeking review of EPA’s administrative stay of performance standards and emission guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills. The standards and guidelines were published on August 29, 2016. In a letter dated May 5, 2017, EPA announced the commencement of a reconsideration proceeding for six elements of the regulations. EPA published notice of the administrative stay on May 31, 2017, stating that it was necessary to stay the regulations in their entirety because provisions that were a subject of the reconsideration proceeding were integral to how the rules functioned as a whole.