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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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Wind Farms Run Into Turbulence with the FAA

With the current emphasis on “renewable energy” and sustainability, along with a healthy dose of federal funding, many companies have been developing plans for wind farms to help move this nation from the grip of over-reliance on petroleum products for … Continue reading

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EPA Extends Public Comment Period for Effluent Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Airport Deicing Category

On August 28, 2009 (74 FR 44676), EPA published a proposed rule entitled ‘‘Effluent Limitation Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for the Airport Deicing Category; Proposed Rule.’’ Written comments on the proposed rulemaking were to be submitted to EPA … 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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Several Amendments Made to H.R. 915, FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009

On March 4, 2009, Rep. James Oberstar (D. Minn.), the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee offered several amendments to  H.R. 915, The “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009.” The following summary of the changes was provided: Funding of … Continue reading

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