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2022 Quarter 1 Regulatory Update

During the first quarter of 2022, there were several legal and regulatory developments involving the waters of the United States (U.S.) definition and implementation of the Clean Water Act (CWA). In addition, two final directives were issued by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and two notices were issued by the State Water Resources Control Board …

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2021 Quarter 4 Regulatory Update

During the last quarter of 2021, there were several federal regulatory developments involving the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the definition of waters of the United States (U.S.). Summaries of each of these developments are provided in the following sections. …

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Updates on The Proposed Rule for The Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States”

On November 18, 2021, the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced the issuance of a proposed rule to revise the definition of “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act to the pre-2015 definition (also referred to as the 1986 Regulations) with amendments informed …

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INGAA Issues Inaugural Climate Report

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) issued its inaugural Climate Report on November 2, 2021. The report demonstrates INGAA member company commitments toward addressing climate change and builds on INGAA’s 2021 Climate Statement issued earlier this year, which includes a set of commitments towards achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from natural gas transmission …

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Insignia Welcomes Lauri Branch to the Team

INTRODUCING LAURI BRANCH, OUR NEW SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATORY SPECIALIST Insignia Environmental is thrilled to announce that Lauri Branch has joined our team as a Senior Environmental Regulatory Specialist, based in Houston, Texas. Lauri has 30 years of experience in global environmental policy advisement, strategic program management, public policy and outreach, sustainability, and environmental permitting. During …

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2021 Quarter 3 Regulatory Update

During the third quarter of 2021, there were several federal regulatory developments from the United States (U.S.) Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). A court order resulted in changes to the definition of “waters of the U.S.,” findings were …

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2021 Quarter 2 Regulatory Update

Several federal regulatory developments from the United States (U.S.) Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of the Army, and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) occurred during the second quarter of 2021, including one proposed rule and two announcements regarding revising, rescinding, or reinstating regulations. In addition, the California State Water …

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What’s Happening at FERC? Second Edition

SPRING 2021, PART II As anticipated, policy changes and decisions are coming quickly at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) that may potentially affect the FERC’s environmental review process for construction of new and expansion projects. These changes may affect targeted in-service dates and permitting schedules. Insignia Environmental has been closely following developments …

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2021 Quarter 1 Regulatory Update

Several federal regulatory developments from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and United States Forest Service (USFS) occurred during the first quarter of 2021, including final rules, proposed rules/directives, and a finding on a petition to list a species. Below is a summary of each of these developments …

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