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Energy Tracker

Welcome to the Global Energy Institute-Beveridge & Diamond Energy Tracker. This site is intended to serve as a one-stop resource for monitoring key regulatory, judicial, and legislative developments associated with the Trump Administration’s energy policy agenda.

The Tracker interface below provides a comprehensive, filterable and sortable list of more than 130 energy-related federal actions tracked by date, agency, high-level topic area, and specific issue. The default view displays entries in reverse chronological order of the most recent substantive action by the relevant agency or court.

Immediately above the Tracker is a list of open comment periods and recent developments. To comment on these or future proposals, please go to the federal rulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for submitting comments. If you need assistance with submission of comments, you may contact the authors.  

Currently Open and Recently Completed Comment Periods
Department Proposal Comment Period
EPA Year-round E15 (FR Notice) 3/21/19 - 4/29/19 (Comment docket)
FERC Electric Transmission Incentives (FR Notice) 3/28/19 - 6/26/19 (FERC docket PL19-3-000)
EPA CWA Section 401 Pre-proposal recommendations (EPA Notice) 4/15/19 - 6/10/19 (Comment docket)
CEQ NEPA GHG Guidance (FR Notice) 6/26/19 - 7/26/19 (Comment docket)
DOE Dishwasher efficiency standards (FR Notice) 7/16/19 - 9/16/19 (Comment docket)

The Tracker is updated regularly. This edition is updated through July 16, 2019.

  • Notable Developments Over the Last Month

  • 7/16/19: DOE approves petition requesting establishment of a new class of short cycle dishwashers. (Comment docket)

  • 7/12/19: NHTSA finalizes rulemaking to reduce financial penalty rates for automakers that fall short of CAFE requirements.

  • 7/12/19: EPA sends proposed rule clarifying state certification procedures under CWA Section 401 to OMB for review.

  • 7/8/19: EPA finalizes Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, as well as the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

  • 7/5/19: EPA proposes RFS renewable volume obligations (RVO) for 2020.

  • 7/3/19: DOE sends final rule modifying energy efficiency standards for general service light bulbs to OMB for review.

  • 6/25/19: EPA releases proposed rule reforming “once-in, always-in” policy, allowing major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) to reclassify as area sources when they permanently reduce hazardous air emissions

  • 6/25/19: White House Council on Environmental Quality releases draft guidance addressing incorporation of greenhouse gas considerations in agency NEPA reviews. (Comment docket)

  • 6/20/19: FERC approves order expanding the reporting requirements for grid-related cyber security incidents.

  • 6/11/19: Environmental groups petition Northern California district court to invalidate Interior Department's recently finailzed reforms well control and blowout preventer rule. 

  • 6/10/19: EPA sends proposal modifying methane new source performance standards to OMB for review.

  • 6/7/19: EPA issues guidance to clarify and streamline permitting processes under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act

  • 6/6/19: EPA finalizes rule allowing year-round E15 sales.

  • See Full List 

In addition to the comprehensive tracking database below, cumulative data quantifying the status and progress of Trump Administration energy actions is tabulated in this simplified quick reference list. As of this edition of the Tracker, energy-related actions taken by President Trump include 12 executive orders, 6 presidential memoranda, and provisions in 7 public laws. Further, by our best estimate, there are currently 13 energy-related regulatory/policy reforms initiated or under review, 12 reforms formally proposed, and 45 reform actions that have been finalized or completed. (These figures do not include project-specific actions such as leases or permit approvals.) 

Please contact Dan Byers of GEI (dbyers@uschamber.com) or David Friedland of Beveridge and Diamond (dfriedland@bdlaw.com, 202.789.6047) with questions, updates, or suggestions. For specific legal documents, please contact Beveridge and Diamond.

 

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Energy Tracker

Indicates Public Law
Topic Issue/Reg Order/Action Most Recent Action Agency Litigation (if any) Notes/Info/Chamber Statements
Land Management / Leasing Oil and Gas Leasing
  • 9/6/2018

    BLM announces results of New Mexico lease sale, totaling $972 million for 142 parcels, a record amount.

    (Agency press release)

  • Interior
    Permitting / NEPA National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
    • 9/4/2018

      OMB releases proposed initiation fee for project sponsors that utilize the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC) FAST-41 environmental permitting reviews.

      (Comment docket)

    • OMB
      Permitting / NEPA LNG Permitting
      • FERC
        Permitting / NEPA LNG Permitting
        • 8/31/2018

          FERC and the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announce MOU to improve coordination of LNG permitting.

          (Agency press release)

        • FERC
        • DOT
          Permitting / NEPA National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
          • 8/31/2018

            Interior Deputy Secretary Bernhardt signs Secretarial Order 3355, detailing agency plans to streamline NEPA reviews and implement EO 13807, “Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects”

          • Interior
            Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy
            • 7/31/2018

              Fish and Wildlife Service announces withdrawal of December 2016 Endangered Species Act (ESA) compensatory mitigation policy. (NOTE: on the same date, FWS withdrew a similar FWS-wide policy. 

            • Interior
              Land Management / Leasing Compensatory Mitigation
              • 7/30/2018

                Fish and Wildlife Service announces withdrawal of November 2016 compensatory mitigation policy. (NOTE: on the same date, FWS withdrew a similar Endangered Species Act-specific policy. 

              • Interior
                Nuclear Energy Security
                • 7/25/2018

                  Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security requests comment on Section 232 national security investigation of uranium imports.(Comment docket)

                • Commerce

                  9/24/18: U.S. Chamber comments on proposed Section 232 tariffs on uranium imports.

                  Permitting / NEPA LNG Permitting
                  • 7/25/2018

                    DOE finalizes rulemaking aimed at expediting applications to export LNG in quantities up to 140 million cubic feet per day, provided they don't require an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act.

                  • 9/15/2017

                    DOE approves small scale LNG export permit application from Eagle Maxville facility in Jacksonville, Florida.

                  • 9/1/2017

                    DOE proposes to streamline approval process for small-scale LNG exports (0.14 bcf/day or less).

                    (News Summary)

                  • 6/29/2017

                    DOE authorizes additional liquefied natural gas exports from Lake Charles, Louisiana Liquefaction Project. 

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                  • Energy
                    Land Management / Leasing Compensatory Mitigation
                    • 7/24/2018

                      Bureau of Land Management issues instruction memorandum 2018-93, ending practice of requiring compensatory mitigation from public lands users.   

                      Tax Investment Tax Credits
                      • 6/25/2018

                        IRS issues Notice 2018-59, establishing beginning of construction guidance for the renewable energy investment tax credit (ITC) under Section 48 of the Internal Revenue Code. The notice details two key eligibility requirements: a physical work test and a 5 percent safe harbor.

                        (News summary)

                      • 2/9/2018

                        Section 40411 of Public Law 115-123: Extension and phaseout of energy credit. The provision generally harmonizes the expiration dates and phaseout schedules for different properties. The 30 percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar energy, fiber optic solar energy, qualified fuel cell, and qualified small wind energy property is available for property the construction of which begins before 2020 and is then phased out for property the construction of which begins before 2022. Additionally, the 10 percent ITC for qualified microturbine, combined heat and power system, and thermal energy property is made available for property the construction of which begins before 2022.

                         

                      • Treasury
                        Tax Investment Tax Credits
                        • 6/25/2018

                          IRS issues Notice 2018-59, establishing beginning of construction guidance for the renewable energy investment tax credit (ITC) under Section 48 of the Internal Revenue Code. The notice details two key eligibility requirements pertaining to a physical work test and a 5 percent safe harbor. 

                        • Treasury
                          Energy Efficiency Buildings
                          • 6/22/2018

                            President Trump signs Executive Order 13834, directing agencies to “achieve and maintain annual reductions in building energy use and implement energy efficiency measures that reduce costs.” The EO eliminates specific goals and timetables associated with EO 13693, which was signed in 2015. 

                          • CEQ
                          • Potus
                            Endangered Species Act General
                            • 6/21/2018

                              Interior Secretary Zinke announces reorganization of Interior Department functions, including transfer of the Department of Commerce’s National Marine Fisheries Service and associated ESA administration to the Department of Interior.

                            • Interior
                              General / Energy Development Offshore energy
                              • 6/19/2018

                                President Trump signs Executive Order on ocean policy that aims to “promote ocean industries, which employ millions of Americans, advance ocean science and technology, feed the American people, transport American goods, expand recreational opportunities, and enhance America’s energy security” 

                              • Potus
                                Permitting / NEPA Oil and Gas
                                • 6/6/2018

                                  Bureau of Land Management issues information bulletin 2018-061, intended to make the NEPA process more efficient, including through the use of categorical exclusions in circumstances defined under a provision of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

                                • Interior
                                  Energy Financial / Royalties General Royalties
                                  • 6/6/2018

                                    Subcommittees of the Department of Interior Royalty Policy Committee makes a number of recommendations to expand energy production, including offshore wind leasing, offshore energy and mineral production, and solar right-of-way policies.

                                  • 2/28/2018

                                    Department of Interior Royalty Policy Committee recommends changes to royalty rates for fossil fuel production on federal lands.

                                  • Interior
                                    Water Regulations / Fracking Hydraulic Fracturing
                                    • 12/29/2017

                                      BLM finalizes proposal to repeal regulations pertaining to hydraulic fracturing on federal lands, citing “administrative burdens and compliance costs that are not justified.”

                                      (Comment docket)

                                       
                                    • 7/25/2017

                                      BLM proposes a rule to rescind 2015 rule pertaining to hydraulic fracturing on federal lands.

                                    • 6/7/2017

                                      Interior submits proposed rescission of BLM hydraulic fracturing regulations to OMB for review.

                                      (News Summary)

                                      (OMB link)

                                    • 3/28/2017

                                      Section 7 of Executive Order 13783 directs the Department of Interior to review and reconsider March 2015 regulations restricting hydraulic fracturing on federal lands.

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                                    • Potus
                                    • Interior
                                    • 6/4/2018

                                      Court grants State of North Dakota’s motion to dismiss. Case closed.

                                    • 2/7/2018

                                      North Dakota files reply in support of its motion to dismiss.

                                       

                                    • 2/5/2018

                                      Appellants file their response to North Dakota’s motion to dismiss.

                                    • 1/23/2018

                                      Intervenor Ute Indian Tribe files reply in support of its motion to dismiss.

                                    • 1/22/2018

                                      Appellants file their responses for a motion to dismiss.

                                    • 1/11/2018

                                      Intervenor Ute Indian Tribe files motion to dismiss.

                                       

                                    • 1/3/2018

                                      DOJ files notice of publication of a final rule in the Federal Register. The final rule rescinds the 2015 Hydraulic Fracturing Rule that was at issue in this litigation.

                                    • 12/27/2017

                                      Court denies request for rehearing.

                                       

                                    • 11/20/2017

                                      Federal Appellants and Intervenor-Respondents file their respective responses to petition for en banc rehearing.

                                    • 11/20/2017

                                      Intervenor-Respondents file consolidated response to petition for panel rehearing.

                                    • 11/6/2017

                                      Intervenors-Appellees and Industry Petitioners file separate petitioner for panel rehearing and/or request for en banc determination.

                                    • 11/6/2017

                                      Court orders appellants to file response to petitioners’ petition for rehearing on or before 11/20/17.

                                    • 11/6/2017

                                      Industry petitioners file request for panel and en banc rehearing.

                                       

                                    • 9/21/2017

                                      10th Circuit dismisses both the appeal and the District Court case as unripe in light of the Administration’s rescinding the final regulation in question.

                                    • 7/27/2017

                                      Oral arguments held pertaining to lawsuit against hydraulic fracturing on federal lands.

                                    • 6/27/2016

                                      State petitionerss appeal lower court order setting aside BLM’s rule modification as unlawful.

                                       

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                                    Case: Wyoming v. Zinke, No. 16-8068 (10th Cir.) Case closed.

                                    Regulatory Reform Data Transparency
                                    • 5/25/2018

                                      EPA extends deadline for comment on proposed transparency rulemaking, and adds public hearing.

                                      (Comment docket)

                                    • 4/30/2018

                                      EPA proposes regulation requiring that studies and data underlying regulatory actions are made publicly available.

                                    • EPA

                                      Chamber statement on EPA transparency proposal.

                                      Permitting / NEPA Pipelines
                                      • 5/18/2018

                                        FERC denies rehearing request objecting to the Commission’s limited review of upstream and downstream greenhouse gases associated with its approval of two gas compressor stations. The commission concluded “we are unable to find
                                        based on the record that the potential increase in greenhouse gas emissions associated with
                                        production, non-project transport, and non-project combustion are causally related to our
                                        action in approving this Project.”

                                      • 4/25/2018

                                        FERC releases notice of inquiry to assess whether it should revise its approach to certification of natural gas pipelines, initiating 60-day comment period.

                                        (Comment docket [enter “PL18-1” in search box])

                                      • FERC

                                        7/25/18: U.S. Chamber files comments on FERC review of interstate gas pipeline certification processes.

                                        Topic
                                        Air Regulations
                                        Issue/Reg
                                        Clean Power Plan (Existing Source Performance Standards)
                                        Order/Action
                                        • 7/8/2019

                                          EPA finalizes Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, as well as the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

                                        • 2/1/2018

                                          EPA announces additional public hearings on proposed CPP repeal, and extends comment deadline until 4/26/18.

                                        • 11/8/2017

                                          EPA announces public hearing on proposed CPP repeal, and extends comment deadline on proposal to 1/18/18.

                                        • 10/23/2015

                                          Final Clean Power Plan published in Federal Register.

                                        • 10/16/2017

                                          EPA announces proposal to repeal Clean Power Plan and plans for Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit comment on whether further regulatory action is warranted. (Link to comment docket)

                                        • 6/9/2017

                                          EPA submits proposed CPP changes to OMB for review. 

                                        • 3/28/2017

                                          Section 4 of Executive Order 13783 directs review and reconsideration of EPA Clean Power Plan.

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                                        Most Recent Action
                                        Litigation
                                        • 7/3/2019

                                          EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating EPA Administrator A. Wheeler has signed a final rule known as the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. (No. 15-1363)

                                        • 6/4/2019

                                          Case argued and submitted. (No. 18-36082).

                                        • 5/6/2019

                                          EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that it expects to be in a position to take final action in June 2019. (No. 15-1363

                                        • 4/5/2019

                                          Court orders the consolidated cases to remain in abeyance for 60 days; EPA to continue filing 30-day status reports. (No. 14-1363)

                                        • 3/24/2019

                                          Oral argument scheduled for June 4, 2019. (No. 18-36082).

                                        • 3/14/2019

                                          Respondent-Intervenors file their opposition to EPA’s request to hold case in abeyance. (No. 15-1363).

                                        • 3/11/2019

                                          EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that the agency expects to take final rulemaking action by second quarter of 2019 and requesting case to be held in abeyance. (No. 15-1363).

                                        • 2/8/2019

                                          EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that the agency expects to take final rulemaking action by second quarter of 2019.

                                        • 1/24/2019

                                          DC Circuit Court grants EPA request to postpone CPP status report until 14 days after resolution of the government shutdown..

                                        • 12/21/2018

                                          Court orders the consolidated cases to remain in abeyance for 60 days; EPA to continue filing 30-day status reports. 

                                          EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that the agency expects to take final rulemaking action by Spring of 2019.

                                        • 11/21/2018

                                          EPA submits its 30-day scheduled status report stating that the agency expects to take final rulemaking action by the first part of 2019.

                                        • 9/4/2018

                                          Enviro group intervenors file opposition to continued abeyance.

                                        • 7/24/2018

                                          State petitioners and municipal intervenors file joint status report in support of continued abeyance.

                                        • 6/26/2018

                                          Court enters order directing EPA to continue to file status reports at 30-day interval.

                                        • 6/1/2018

                                          EPA submits 30-day status report regarding the scope of the potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                        • 5/9/2018

                                          State and municipal intervenors file in opposition to EPA’s request for further abeyance.

                                        • 5/9/2018

                                          Public health and environmental group intervenors file an opposition against EPA’s request for further abeyance.

                                        • 5/2/2018

                                          EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                        • 4/2/2018

                                          EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                        • 3/1/2018

                                          Court enters order directing EPA to continue filing status reports at 30-day intervals.

                                        • 2/9/2018

                                          EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                        • 1/17/2018

                                          Public health and environmental organizations file their opposition to EPA’s request for further abeyance.

                                           

                                        • 1/17/2018

                                          State and Municipal Respondents file their opposition to EPA’s request for further abeyance.

                                        • 1/10/2018

                                          EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                        • 12/11/2017

                                          EPA submits status report stating it is considering scope of potential new rule and requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                        • 11/9/2017

                                          D.C. Circuit grants 60-day abeyance; orders EPA to provide 30-day status updates.

                                        • 10/17/2017

                                          Intervenors file their response to EPA’s status report and request for indefinite abeyance.

                                        • 10/10/2017

                                          EPA submits status report, stating that the Administrator signed a proposed rule to repeal the Clean power Plan. EPA requests the court to continue to hold case in abeyance.

                                        • 9/7/2017

                                          EPA submits status report scheduling publication of the proposed rule for Fall 2017 inviting public comment. EPA requests the court to continue to hold the case in abeyance.

                                        • 8/8/2017

                                          D.C. Circuit grants another 60-day abeyance; reminds EPA that it has “affirmative statutory obligation to regulate greenhouse gases.” (Court Order)

                                        • 4/28/2017

                                          D.C. Circuit grants 60-day abeyance; orders EPA to provide 30 day status updates. Abeyance granted through approximately June 27.

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                                        Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

                                        Global Energy Institute statement on proposed repeal of Clean Power Plan (10/10/17)

                                        Energy Institute information on Clean Power Plan and EPA carbon regulations.

                                        Litigation details at U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

                                        Case: West Virginia v. EPA, No. 15-1363 (D.C. Cir.)

                                        Topic
                                        Air Regulations
                                        Issue/Reg
                                        MATS "Supplemental Findings"
                                        Order/Action
                                        • 2/7/2019

                                          EPA MATS supplemental cost finding proposal formally published in the Federal Register.

                                        • 12/28/2018

                                          12/28/18: EPA announces proposal to revise MATS supplemental cost finding.

                                          (Comment docket)

                                        • 10/19/2018

                                          EPA sends proposed changes modifying 2012 MATS regulation to OMB for review.

                                        • 7/29/2018

                                          EPA informally announces that it plans to reconsider the 2012 MATS regulation.

                                        • 5/9/2018

                                          OMB-OIRA semiannual unified regulatory agenda projects proposed rulemaking addressing MATS regulation will be released in August 2018.

                                        • 4/25/2016

                                          EPA issues Supplemental Finding responding to U.S. Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. EPA, 135 S. Ct. 2699 (2015), discussing the appropriateness of associated costs including MATS, in regulating coal and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units (EGUs). 

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                                        Most Recent Action
                                        Litigation
                                        • 6/24/2019

                                          Court grants Utility Air Regulatory Group’s motion for voluntary dismissal of its petition for review. 

                                        • 1/14/2019

                                          EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.” EPA will submit its next status report in 90 days.

                                        • 10/16/2018

                                          EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.” EPA will submit its next status report in 90 days.

                                        • 7/18/2018

                                          EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                                        • 4/19/2018

                                          EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                                        • 1/19/2018

                                          EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                                        • 10/24/2017

                                          EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the Supplemental Finding to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                                        • 7/26/2017

                                          EPA submits its status report stating that EPA is continuing to review its finding to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                                        • 4/27/2017

                                          D.C. Circuit order in response to DOJ/EPA request postpones May 18 oral arguments; grants 90-day abeyance.

                                        • 4/25/2017

                                          Industry files petition for review of final agency action regarding findings for coal- and oil-fired energy generating units. 

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                                        Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

                                        04/17/19: U.S. Chamber comments on MATS proposal

                                        03/26/19: Coalition comments on MATS proposal

                                        03/18/19: U.S. Chamber comments at EPA public hearing on MATS proposal

                                        Case: Murray Energy v. EPA, No. 16-1127 (D.C. Cir.)

                                        Topic
                                        Air Regulations
                                        Issue/Reg
                                        Methane ICR (Existing Sources)
                                        Order/Action
                                        • 3/2/2017

                                          EPA withdraws 2016 information collection request (ICR) pertaining to methane emissions from existing oil and gas operations.

                                        Most Recent Action
                                        Litigation
                                          Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

                                          Letter from governors and attorneys general to EPA requesting withdrawal of ICR.

                                          Topic
                                          Air Regulations
                                          Issue/Reg
                                          Methane NSPS
                                          Order/Action
                                          • 6/10/2019

                                            EPA sends proposal modifying methane new source performance standards to OMB for review.

                                          • 5/23/2019

                                            OMB-OIRA regulatory agenda projects EPA finalization of methane new source performance standards rule in September 2019.

                                          • 10/19/2018

                                            OMB-OIRA fall regulatory agenda projects finalization of methane new source performance standards rule in April 2019

                                          • 10/15/2018

                                            EPA formally proposes changes to methane new source performance standards (OOOOa, or "Quad O" rules) that “streamline implementation, reduce duplicative EPA and state requirements, and significantly decrease unnecessary burdens on domestic energy producers.” (Comment docket)

                                          • 5/9/2018

                                            Office of Management and Budget - Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OMB-OIRA) spring unified regulatory agenda projects finalization of methane New Source Performance Standards (NSPS, 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOOOa) rulemaking in November 2018.

                                          • 3/12/2018

                                            EPA finalizes amendments to the Oil and Gas Sector rule, removing the requirement for completion of delayed repair during unscheduled and emergency vent blowdowns and providing for separate monitoring requirements for well sites on the Alaskan North Slope.

                                          • 11/8/2017

                                            EPA issues a notice seeking comment on the agency’s proposed stays of certain requirements in  2016 NSPS for the oil and gas industry.

                                            (Agency fact sheet)

                                          • 6/16/2017

                                            EPA issues order proposing to stay for two years the implementation of 2016 New Source Performance Standards emission standards emission standards from oil and gas production.

                                          • 6/14/2017

                                            EPA announces its intention to stop development of emission guidelines for existing oil and gas sources.

                                          • 6/5/2017

                                            EPA issues a 90-day stay of agency rules limiting methane leaks at drilling sites.

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                                          Most Recent Action
                                          Litigation
                                          • 7/31/2018

                                            EPA files answer to complaint. (No. 18-773).

                                          • 5/30/2018

                                            Intervenor Environmental Defense Fund files a complaint compelling EPA to issue methane emission guidelines from existing oil and gas sources. (No. 18-773)

                                          • 4/5/2018

                                            State and local governments file complaint against EPA to comply with  nondiscretionary duty via  Clean Air Act to set methane emission guidelines for oil and gas sources. (No. 18-773).

                                          • 4/4/2018

                                            State and local governments file complaint against EPA stating that the agency failed to set standards for methane emissions from existing oil and gas infrastructure. (No. 17-1145).

                                          • 8/10/2017

                                            Industry and State petitioners’ request for a rehearing en banc denied. (No. 17-1145).

                                          • 7/31/2017

                                            D.C. Circuit en banc panel vacates EPA’s 90-day pause of methane rule implementation for new oil and gas sources, putting the rule back into effect. (No. 17-1145).

                                          • 7/13/2017

                                            D.C. Circuit grants EPA request to delay enforcement of methane NSPS regulation for 14 days while the agency considers whether to appeal the ruling.  (No. 17-1145).

                                          • 7/3/2017

                                            D.C. Circuit invalidates EPA two-year administrative stay of 2016 methane NSPS regulation; orders immediate enforcement of rule.

                                          • 6/5/2017

                                            Environmental petitioners file for review of EPA’s final action staying its own methane NSPS regulations on oil and gas sites.  (No.17-1145).

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                                          Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

                                          Case: Clean Air Council v. EPA, No. 17-1145 (D.C. Cir.)

                                          Case: State of New York v. Pruitt, No. 18-773 (D.D.C.)

                                           

                                          Topic
                                          Air Regulations
                                          Issue/Reg
                                          NAAQS
                                          Order/Action
                                          • 12/6/2018

                                            EPA finalizes “good neighbor” determinations for 2008 ozone NAAQS.

                                          • 12/6/2018

                                            EPA finalizes nonattainment area and ozone transport region implementation requirements for the 2015 ozone standard.

                                            (Agency fact sheet)

                                          • 7/25/2018

                                            EPA issues 2015 ozone standard attainment designations for San Antonio, Texas metropolitan area.

                                          • 6/26/2018

                                            EPA In preparation for accelerated review schedule for 2020 ozone standard, EPA issues call for information seeking details on ozone scientific information that has been completed since the 2015 review.

                                            (Comment docket)

                                          • 6/19/2018

                                            EPA sends draft rulemaking addressing 2008 Ozone NAAQS “good neighbor” provisions to OMB for review.

                                          • 6/4/2018

                                             EPA announces proposed ozone designations for remaining areas of the country under the 2015 ozone rule.

                                          • 3/9/2018

                                            EPA issues threshold implementation guidance setting attainment timelines for 2015 ozone rule.

                                            (Agency fact sheet)

                                          • 1/5/2018

                                            EPA announces its intention to complete attainment designations for the 2015 ozone standard by 4/30/18.

                                          • 11/16/2017

                                            EPA issues attainment designations for 2,646 counties under the 2015 ozone standard; indicates remaining designations (15% of U.S. counties) will be issued at a later date.

                                            (News Summary)

                                          • 8/2/2017

                                            EPA withdraws prior decision to extending attainment designation deadlines.

                                          • 6/7/2017

                                            EPA postpones 2015 ozone standard attainment designations for one year, citing insufficient information to make compliance decision.

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                                          Most Recent Action
                                          Litigation
                                          • 2/4/2019

                                            Environmental petitioners challenge 12/6/18 rulemaking finalizing implementation requirements for the 2015 ozone standard.

                                          • 9/27/2018

                                            The court issues order mandating compliance with 2/16/18 order. (No. 15-1115)

                                          • 8/1/2018

                                            Environmental petitioners file response to respondents’ petition for panel hearing. (No. 15-1115).

                                             

                                          • 8/1/2018

                                            EPA informs D.C. Circuit that it will not revise 2015 ozone standard, and instead plans to focus on establishing a 2020 standard using a new approach to NAAQS reviews that is under development.

                                          • 7/3/2018

                                            Court enters order lifting abeyance as of Aug. 1 and directing new motions be filed by Aug. 22 (No. 15-1385).

                                          • 6/20/2018

                                            Court enters order directing environmental petitioners to file a response to EPA’s petition for panel rehearing. (No. 15-1115).

                                          • 6/15/2018

                                            State Petitioners file a motion to lift abeyance on August 1, 2018. (No. 15-1385).

                                          • 6/8/2018

                                            EPA files a response to the motion to lift the abeyance filed by state and intervenor petitioners. EPA opposes immediate request to lift the abeyance, but does not oppose lifting the abeyance on August 1, 2018. (No. 15-1385).

                                          • 6/7/2018

                                            EPA files a petition for panel rehearing of the Court’s 2/16/18 decision based on  court’s misinterpretation of two key points of law. (No. 15-1115).

                                          • 6/6/2018

                                            D.C. Circuit orders EPA to file a status report by July 31, 2018 regarding the status of all final designations for the 2015 ozone NAAQS. (No. 17-1185).

                                          • 6/5/2018

                                            EPA submits supplemental status report regarding ozone area designations. (No. 17-1185).

                                          • 5/18/2018

                                            State petitioners file their joint motion to lift abeyance. (No. 15-1385).

                                          • 5/15/2018

                                            EPA submits periodic status report in accordance with court order (12/19/17) regarding finalizing ozone designations. (No. 17-1185).

                                          • 4/19/2018

                                            EPA submits its status report stating that it continues to review the final rule to determine whether the rule should be “maintained, modified or otherwise reconsidered.”

                                          • 3/12/2018

                                            Court enters order granting NGO plaintiffs’ and state plaintiffs’ motions for summary judgment, confirming that the Administrator violated a nondiscretionary duty under the Clean Air Act to promulgate NAAQS for Ozone by Oct 1, 2017 (No. 17-6900).

                                          • 2/16/2018

                                            D.C. Cir. issues an opinion ruling that 1) EPA failed to adopt adequate anti-backsliding measures when it revoked the 1997 NAAQS, 2) EPA violated the CAA by allowing so-called “orphan nonattainment areas” to evade anti-backsliding requirements, 3) the rule’s invitation of “redesignation substitute requests” evaded the statutory requirements for redesignations, and 4) EPA failed to provide a statutory justification for allowing states to choose their own baseline year for measuring pollution reductions (No. 15-1115).

                                             

                                          • 1/31/2018

                                            State of California files its reply in support of motion for summary judgment.

                                             

                                          • 1/26/2018

                                            Environmental groups file their reply in support of motion for summary judgment.

                                          • 1/19/2018

                                            EPA files its opposition to environmental group plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment. (No. 17-6900).

                                          • 1/19/2018

                                            EPA files its opposition  to environmental group plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment. (No. 17-1185).

                                             

                                          • 1/12/2018

                                            EPA submits periodic status report in accordance with court order (12/19/17) regarding finalizing ozone designations. (No. 17-1185).

                                          • 1/8/2018

                                            EPA submits status report,  stating it is continuing to review the Rule in Murray Energy. (No. 15-1385).

                                          • 12/4/2017

                                            Environmental groups file lawsuit against EPA over ozone deadline. (No. 17-6900).

                                          • 10/10/2017

                                            EPA submits 90-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the ozone standard. (No. 15-1385).

                                          • 8/1/2017

                                            Coalition of 15 states sues EPA to block postponement of ozone standard implementation. (No. 17-1185).

                                          • 7/10/2017

                                            In its 90-day status report, EPA states it is continuing to review Rule. EPA will submit its next status report within 90 days.

                                          • 4/11/2017

                                            D.C. Circuit grants indefinite abeyance of 2015 ozone standard lawsuit, delaying previously scheduled oral argument and ordering EPA to provide updates at 90 day intervals.

                                          • 10/26/2015

                                            Industry petitioners file for review of agency’s proposed Ozone NAAQS rule.

                                          • 7/10/2017

                                            EPA submits 90-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the ozone standard. (No. 15-1385).

                                          • 4/11/2017

                                            D.C. Circuit grants EPA’s petition for indefinite abeyance of 2015 ozone standard lawsuit, delaying previously scheduled oral argument. Additionally, the court orders EPA to provide updates at 90-day intervals. (No. 15-1385).

                                          • 10/26/2015

                                            Industry petitioners file for review of agency’s proposed Ozone NAAQS rule. (No. 15-1385).

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                                          Topic
                                          Air Regulations
                                          Issue/Reg
                                          Power Plant CO2 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
                                          Order/Action
                                          • 5/23/2019

                                            OMB-OIRA projects finalization of EPA GHG new source performance standards for power plants in September 2019.

                                          • 1/31/2019

                                            EPA extends comment period on proposed GHG NSPS reforms until 3/18/19.

                                          • 12/6/2018

                                            EPA proposes revisions to 111(b) GHG NSPS power plant regulations.

                                            (Agency fact sheet)

                                            (Comment docket)

                                          • 9/10/2018

                                            EPA sends proposed revisions to 111(b) GHG NSPS regulations for power plants to OMB for review.

                                          • 5/9/2018

                                            OMB-OIRA spring unified regulatory agenda projects release of formal proposal to modify 111(b) NSPS regulations regarding new fossil-powered electric plants in June 2018.

                                          • 3/28/2017

                                            Executive Order 13783 – Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth, directs review and reconsideration of NSPS for new power plants (CCS mandate for new coal plants).

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                                          Litigation
                                          • 1/31/2019

                                            EPA submits 90-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule.

                                          • 10/23/2018

                                            EPA submits 90-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule.

                                          • 7/24/2018

                                            Environmental petitioners file response to respondents’ petition for panel hearing. (No. 15-1115).

                                          • 4/27/2018

                                            EPA submits 90-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule.

                                          • 1/25/2018

                                            EPA submits 90-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule

                                          • 10/27/2017

                                            EPA submits 90-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule.

                                          • 10/27/2017

                                            EPA submits 30-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule.

                                          • 8/10/2017

                                            Court orders cases remain held in abeyance; Respondent to file status reports at 90-day intervals starting Oct. 27.

                                          • 7/31/2017

                                            EPA submits 30-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule.

                                          • 6/29/2017

                                            EPA submits 30-day status report stating that the agency is continuing its review of the rule.

                                          • 4/28/2017

                                            DC Circuit grants 60-day abeyance of lawsuit against NSPS regulation while EPA reviews the rule; orders EPA to provide 30 day status updates. Case has been briefed but oral argument not set.

                                          • 10/23/2015

                                            State petitioner files for review of agency final rule on Greenhouse Gas emissions.

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                                          03/19/19: U.S. Chamber comments on proposed NSPS reforms.

                                          Litigation details at U.S. Chamber Litigation Center

                                          Case: North Dakota v. EPA, No. 15-1381, (D.C. Cir.)

                                          Topic
                                          Air Regulations
                                          Issue/Reg
                                          Regional Haze
                                          Order/Action
                                          • 9/29/2017

                                            EPA finalizes withdrawal of regional haze FIP for Texas.

                                          Most Recent Action
                                          Litigation
                                          • 4/15/2019

                                            EPA files its status report stating that it is currently reviewing public comments received in response to its publication of proposed BART rulemaking.

                                          • 2/12/2019

                                            EPA files its status report stating that it is currently reviewing public comments received in response to its publication of proposed BART rulemaking.

                                          • 11/8/2018

                                            EPA files its status report stating that it is currently reviewing public comments received in response to its publication of proposed BART rulemaking.

                                          • 7/2/2018

                                            EPA files its status report stating it intends to issue notice of proposed rule making by no later than Aug. 17, 2018.

                                          • 8/31/2017

                                            U.S. District Court for D.C. rejects EPA request to delay deadline for development of Texas’ regional haze plan in response to 2012 consent decree.

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                                          Topic
                                          Air Regulations
                                          Issue/Reg
                                          Regional Haze
                                          Order/Action
                                          • 11/30/2018

                                            EPA announces its proposed approval of key portions of Arkansas’ Regional Haze plan and withdrawal of corresponding federal haze plan provisions. 

                                          • 2/12/2018

                                            EPA announces final withdrawal of federal implementation plan, and approval of revised regional haze state implementation plan for Arkansas.

                                          • 9/11/2017

                                            EPA announces withdrawal of NOX portion of Arkansas regional haze FIP and approval of revised state implementation plan.

                                          • 7/13/2017

                                            EPA extends compliance deadline for September 2016 Arkansas Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) from April 2018 to January 2020.

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                                          Most Recent Action
                                          Litigation
                                          • 5/1/2019

                                            Court enters order holding case in abeyance. Parties ordered to file status reports by Aug. 1, 2019

                                          • 1/10/2019

                                            Court enters order holding case in abeyance. Parties ordered to file status reports by Apr. 10, 2019.

                                          • 9/13/2018

                                            Court enters order holding case in abeyance. Parties ordered to file status reports by Dec. 13, 2018.

                                          • 7/13/2018

                                            Court denies environmental petitioners’ motion to lift abeyance.

                                          • 6/6/2018

                                            Court enters order holding case in abeyance for 90 days. Parties must provide a status report at the end of the 90-day period.

                                          • 4/4/2018

                                            EPA and Arkansas file Joint Status Report regarding FIP for Arkansas regional haze program. EPA and Arkansas propose to replace NOx and SO2 emission limits to selected facilities.

                                          • 3/7/2018

                                            Eighth Circuit grants Entergy motion to stay to EPA final rule.

                                          • 2/21/2018

                                            Entergy requests that in light of EPA’s recent actions, no decision needs to be reached regarding NOx element in their motion to stay.  

                                          • 2/12/2018

                                            EPA notifies Eighth Circuit on its actions in withdrawing portions of FIP regarding NOx requirements.

                                          • 2/12/2018

                                            National Parks and Sierra Club advise Eighth Circuit of recent EPA actions (withdrawing portions of FIP regarding NOx) affecting Entergy stay motion from NOx requirements.

                                          • 2/1/2018

                                            Entergy files its reply in support of its motion to stay.

                                          • 1/25/2018

                                            Environmental groups file their response to Entergy’s motion to stay.

                                          • 1/22/2018

                                            EPA files its response to Entergy’s motion to stay.

                                          • 1/11/2018

                                            Entergy files motion to stay EPA’s final rule.

                                          • 1/11/2018

                                            Environmental groups file their amended response to State of Arkansas’s stay motion.

                                          • 1/10/2018

                                            EPA files its response to State of Arkansas’s motion for stay of final rule.

                                          • 1/4/2018

                                            Court grants EPA’s motion to hold petitions in abeyance for 90 days against opposition by Entergy and Environmental Groups.

                                          • 1/2/2018

                                            Environmental groups file their response to Entergy’s opposition.

                                          • 12/29/2017

                                            EPA files reply in support of motion to hold litigation in abeyance.

                                          • 12/26/2017

                                            Environmental groups file their opposition to State of Arkansas’s stay motion.

                                             

                                          • 12/22/2017

                                            Entergy files opposition to EPA’s motion to hold litigation in abeyance.

                                          • 12/20/2017

                                            Environmental groups file motion to hold the rule in abeyance or alternatively motion for a stay of rule order to extend the response deadline.

                                          • 11/1/2017

                                            Eighth Circuit grants additional abeyance of case through 12/15/17

                                          • 7/31/2017

                                            Eighth Circuit grants a 2-month abeyance regarding Arkansas Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) in response to Arkansas/EPA request. Abeyance granted through 9/26/17. 

                                          • 11/23/2016

                                            Private petitioner files for review of Agency final rule regarding Regional Haze.

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                                          Multi-association letter to EPA on proposed Arkansas Regional Haze FIP.

                                          Case: AK Affordable Energy Coalition v. EPA, No. 16-4270 (8th Cir.)

                                          More info on U.S. Chamber regional haze litigation activity

                                          Topic
                                          Air Regulations
                                          Issue/Reg
                                          Social Cost of Carbon
                                          Order/Action
                                          • 3/28/2017

                                            Section 5 of Executive Order 13783 disbands the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Carbon and rescinds use of its guidance and support documents.

                                          Most Recent Action
                                          Litigation
                                            Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements
                                            Topic
                                            Air Regulations
                                            Issue/Reg
                                            Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction (SSM)
                                            Order/Action
                                              Most Recent Action
                                              Litigation
                                              • 7/1/2019

                                                Petitioner Utility Air Regulatory Group files motion for voluntary dismissal of its petition for review. 

                                              • 2/8/2019

                                                EPA files its sixth 90-day status report stating that the rule is still under review.

                                              • 10/16/2018

                                                EPA files its sixth 90-day status report stating that the rule is still under review. 

                                              • 7/18/2018

                                                EPA files its fifth 90-day status report.

                                              • 4/19/2018

                                                EPA files its fourth 90-day status report.

                                              • 1/19/2018

                                                EPA files its third 90-day status report.

                                              • 10/23/2017

                                                EPA files its second 90-day status report.

                                              • 7/24/2017

                                                EPA files first abeyance reporting indicating that it continues to review the SSM rule.

                                              • 4/24/2017

                                                D.C. Circuit grants DOJ/EPA request to delay scheduled oral arguments regarding challenges to 2015 EPA SSM rule, giving the agency  time to reconsider the rule. The Court’s order places the SSM legal challenge in abeyance for 90 days, and requires EPA to submit a 90-day status report.

                                              • 6/12/2015

                                                Environmental and industry groups file for review of Agency final rule regarding State Implementation Plans’ SSM policies. 

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                                              Case: Envtl. Comm. FL Elec. Power Coordinating Grp. v. EPA, No. 15-1239 (D.C. Cir.)

                                              Topic
                                              Air Regulations
                                              Issue/Reg
                                              Venting and Flaring
                                              Order/Action
                                              • 9/28/2018

                                                BLM finalizes revisions to methane venting and flaring rule.

                                              • 2/22/2018

                                                BLM publishes proposed revisions to the Methane and Waste Prevention Rule

                                                (Agency press release)

                                                (Comment docket)

                                              • 2/12/2018

                                                BLM announces proposal to revise Methane Waste Prevention Rule.

                                                (Agency press release)

                                                 

                                              • 12/8/2017

                                                BLM finalizes proposal to delay implementation of venting and flaring rule until January 2019.

                                              • 10/5/2017

                                                BLM formally proposes to temporarily suspend implementation of 2016 venting and flaring rule until January 2019. 

                                              • 6/15/2017

                                                BLM announces it will suspend implementation of certain provisions of November 2016 Methane Waste Prevention Rule (aka Venting and Flaring) that have yet to go into effect.

                                              • 3/28/2017

                                                Section 7 of Executive Order 13783 directs review and reconsideration of Department of Interior methane regulations for oil and gas production on federal lands (aka venting and flaring).

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                                              Most Recent Action
                                              Litigation
                                              • 4/9/2019

                                                Tenth Circuit grants motion to dismiss challenge to 2016 venting and flaring regulation on mootness grounds stemming from BLM’s finalization of revisions.

                                              • 10/30/2018

                                                Eighteen environmental petitioners file suit in the U.S. District Court for Northern District of California challenging BLM revisions to venting and flaring regulations.

                                              • 3/15/2018

                                                Ninth Circuit enters order granting BLM’s  motion to dismiss. (No. 17-17456)

                                              • 3/14/2018

                                                BLM files voluntary motion to dismiss appeal. (No. 17-17456)

                                              • 12/8/2017

                                                Case docketed before the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.  (No. 17-17456)

                                              • 12/4/2017

                                                BLM files Notice of Appeal to 9th Circuit. (No. 17-17456)

                                              • 10/4/2017

                                                U.S. District Court for Northern California invalidates Department of Interior’s administrative stay of BLM methane waste prevention rule. (No. 17-17456)

                                              • 7/5/2017

                                                State petitioners file suit against BLM for postponing the compliance date of Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties and Resource Conservation rule. (No. 17-17456)

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                                              Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

                                              Chamber key vote letter supporting congressional repeal of venting and flaring rule (5/9/17).

                                              Coalition letter supporting congressional repeal of venting and flaring rule (2/2/17).

                                              Case: California v. BLM, no. 17-cv-03804-EDL (N.D. Ca.)(Case Closed).

                                              Case: California v. BLM, no. 17-17456 (9th Cir.).(Case Closed).

                                              Topic
                                              Electricity
                                              Issue/Reg
                                              Grid Management
                                              Order/Action
                                              • 1/8/2018

                                                FERC rejects DOE grid resiliency proposal and initiates new proceeding to study the issue further. FERC

                                                (Agency release)

                                              • 10/10/2017

                                                Department of Energy proposes Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule under Federal Power Act calling on FERC to order changes to pricing of resiliency and reliability attributes.

                                              • 10/4/2017

                                                FERC releases scoping questions for comment period on DOE Grid Reliability and Resiliency Pricing proposal.

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                                              Litigation
                                                Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements
                                                Topic
                                                Endangered Species Act
                                                Issue/Reg
                                                Sage Grouse
                                                Order/Action
                                                • 3/20/2019

                                                  BLM announces final record of decision and approved resource management plan amendments for sage grouse conservation in Oregon, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, and NE California.

                                                • 1/9/2019

                                                  BLM extends deadline to file requests for revisions to proposed sage grouse conservation plans.

                                                • 12/10/2018

                                                  BLM announces final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and proposed plan amendments addressing Greater Sage-Grouse conservation on public land in Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Nevada/Northeastern California, and Wyoming.

                                                   

                                                • 10/5/2018

                                                  USDA Forest Service publishes draft management plans for its Intermountain and Rocky Mountain regions. (Comment docket)

                                                • 5/4/2018

                                                  BLM publishes draft environmental impact analyses of proposed changes to sage grouse resource management plans in Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and part of California.

                                                • 1/3/2018

                                                  BLM issues Sage Grouse Scoping Report.

                                                • 12/27/2017

                                                  BLM instruction memorandum 2018-26 details guidance for implementing oil and gas leasing and development objectives as part of the greater sage-grouse resource management plan revisions.

                                                • 8/7/2017

                                                  Sage Grouse Review Team delivers report to Secretary Zinke in response to Secretarial Order 3353.

                                                • 6/7/2017

                                                  Secretary Zinke signs Secretarial Order 3353 establishing a Sage Grouse Review Team to study federal and state sage grouse protection plans and related economic implications.

                                                • 10/11/2017

                                                  BLM announces plans to review land use provisions in the federal sage grouse conservation plan, and opens public comment period on scoping the review. In separate notice, BLM withdraws proposal relating to restrictions on 10 million acres of National Forest system lands in Sagebrush Focal Areas (SFAs).

                                                  (News Summary)

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                                                Most Recent Action
                                                Litigation
                                                • 3/27/2019

                                                  Environmental groups file suit in Idaho District Court challenging BLM sage grouse management plans. (News summary)

                                                • 2/14/2019

                                                  Coalition of environmental groups file notice of intent to sue Interior Department and Fish and Wildlife Service regarding decisions pertaining to sage grouse protections under the Endangered Species Act.

                                                Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements
                                                Topic
                                                Energy Financial / Royalties
                                                Issue/Reg
                                                Extractive Industries Payment Disclosure
                                                Order/Action
                                                • 2/14/2017

                                                  Public Law 115-4 using Congressional Review Act authority to repeal Securities and Exchange Commission regulations mandating public disclosure of reports of energy company finances and operations. 

                                                Most Recent Action
                                                Litigation
                                                  Topic
                                                  Energy Financial / Royalties
                                                  Issue/Reg
                                                  Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs)
                                                  Order/Action
                                                  • 7/17/2017

                                                    Department of Treasury modifies Obama Administration guidance prohibiting U.S. support for financing construction of coal plants internationally through MDBs, committing to “help countries access and use fossil fuels more cleanly and efficiently.”

                                                  Most Recent Action
                                                  Litigation
                                                    Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements
                                                    Topic
                                                    Energy Financial / Royalties
                                                    Issue/Reg
                                                    Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) Royalty Valuation Rule
                                                    Order/Action
                                                    • 8/7/2017

                                                      Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue finalizes repeal of 2017 Valuation Rule.

                                                       

                                                      (Comment docket)

                                                    • 4/4/2017

                                                      Department of Interior’s ONRR formally proposes to repeal 2017 Valuation Rule pertaining to oil, gas, and coal royalties.

                                                    • 2/22/2017

                                                      Department of Interior’s ONRR announces stay of 2017 Valuation Rule pertaining to oil, gas, and coal royalties.

                                                      (News Summary)

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                                                    Most Recent Action
                                                    Litigation
                                                    • 10/25/2017

                                                      Court denies Plaintiffs’ motion to relate the two rule delay challenges.

                                                    • 10/23/2017

                                                      Defendants file opposition to Plaintiffs’ motion.

                                                    • 10/18/2017

                                                      Plaintiffs file to relate the challenge to Delayed Royalty Rule to Plaintiffs’ challenge to the delay of  Department’s Coal Valuation Reform rule

                                                    • 8/30/2017

                                                      U.S. District Court for Northern California invalidates ONRR stay of Royalty Rule.

                                                    • 2/22/2017

                                                      State petitioners file for injunctive relief to stop the Department of Interior implementation of the Royalty Rule. 

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                                                    Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

                                                    Plaintiffs file move to relate the challenge to the Delayed Royalty Rule to Plaintiffs’ challenge to the delay of the Department’s Coal Valuation Reform rule. U.S. Chamber letter to House Natural Resources Committee supporting revisions to ONRR Valuation Rule (item VIII).

                                                    Case: Becerra v. Dep’t of Interior, No. 17-cv-02376-EDL (N.D. Cal.)

                                                    Topic
                                                    Energy Infrastructure
                                                    Issue/Reg
                                                    Energy Infrastructure
                                                    Order/Action
                                                    • 7/19/2017

                                                      Executive Order 13805 establishes Infrastructure Advisory Council within Department of Commerce to report on “funding, support, and delivery of infrastructure projects in several sectors including renewable energy, electricity transmission, and pipelines.”

                                                    Most Recent Action
                                                    Litigation
                                                      Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements
                                                      Topic
                                                      General / Energy Development
                                                      Issue/Reg
                                                      Energy Independence
                                                      Order/Action
                                                      Most Recent Action
                                                      Litigation
                                                        Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

                                                        Draft final agency recommendations due to OMB in 120 days (July 26th, 2017).

                                                        Final report due in 180 days (September 24th, 201)

                                                        Topic
                                                        General / Energy Development
                                                        Issue/Reg
                                                        Energy Independence
                                                        Order/Action
                                                        • 3/29/2017

                                                          Secretary Zinke signs Secretarial Order 3349, directing Department of Interior reviews of numerous regulations and policies impacting energy development.

                                                        Most Recent Action
                                                        Litigation
                                                          Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements
                                                          Topic
                                                          General / Energy Development
                                                          Issue/Reg
                                                          Energy Independence
                                                          Order/Action
                                                          • 3/28/2017

                                                            Comprehensive Executive Order 13783 promoting energy security and independence. (individual provisions tracked separately)

                                                          Most Recent Action
                                                          Litigation
                                                            Notes/Info/Chamber/Statements

                                                            Chamber President Tom Donohue Praises President Trump’s commitment to making regulatory relief and energy security a top priority