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Aviation and Airport Development News, October 4, 2010, vol. 2, no. 15

The following is a summary review of articles from all over the nation concerning aviation and airport development law news during the past week.  These were all first posted, in abbreviated form, on http://twitter.com/smtaber.  This Newsletter also appears as a … Continue reading

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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Aircraft Lead Emissions

On April 21, 2010, the EPA announced that it would seek public comment on data available for evaluating emissions and potential exposure to lead in gas used in piston-engine aircraft.  As the EPA stated: Emissions of lead from piston-engine aircraft … Continue reading

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Why the Airports and the Aviation Industry Need to Be Concerned About Climate Change: Part One, Facts about Aviation and Climate Change

In the grand scheme of things, aviation may not represent a huge source of concern with respect to climate change. But neither should the aviation industry (airports included) ignore the fact that aviation does contribute to climate change not only through … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Airport Deicing Effluent Guidelines

EPA Administrator signed a Notice on August 17, 2009, proposing Airport Deicing Effluent Guidelines. In that Notice, EPA is proposing “technology-based effluent standards for discharges from airport deicing operations.” Effluent guidelines and new source performance standards are technology-based regulations that … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Decides Against Challenge to East Coast Airspace Redesign

In a per curiam Abbreviated Disposition that will not be published, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit summarily denied 12 separately-filed petitions for review that questioned the legality of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Environmental Impact … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Petition for Review of FAA’s “Presumed to Conform” Rule

On February 3, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a petition for review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “presumed to conform rule.”  72 Fed.Reg. 41565 (July 30, 2007). Under the “presumed to … Continue reading

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FAA’s Presumed to Conform Rule Will Affect Communities Around Airports

In February, 2007, almost as an after-thought, theFAA included changes to air traffic control procedures to its Presumed to Conform rule. This last minute addition has the potential to seriously impact communities around the airports where these changes to air traffic … Continue reading

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EPA Plans To Release An Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Aircraft Emissions

At a April 2, 2008, hearing entitled “From the Wright Brothers to the Right Solutions:  Curbing Soaring Aviation Emissions,” the EPA indicated its plans to release an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) soon to solicit comments regarding curbing greenhouse … Continue reading

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Group of Concerned Cities, Companies and Citizens Files Comments Regarding EPA’s Proposed General Conformity Revisions

On April 11, 2008, a group of concerned cities, companies and citizens filed comments regarding the EPA’s proposed revisions to the General Conformity Regulations (see earlier post “EPA Proposes Revisions to General Conformity Rules).  To see the Group’s actual Comment … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Revisions to General Conformity Rules

On January 8, 2008, the United States Environmental Protection Agency published its proposed revisions to the General Conformity Rules.  Under the Clean Air Act, a State develops a State Implementation Plan (SIP), which is the State’s plan for bringing sections of … Continue reading

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