Environmental brief ~ EPA approves stricter discharge permit for oil/gas platforms off California

In Wednesday's environmental law news, the EPA has approved a final discharge permit for oil and gas offshore oil platforms located off the California coast. The new permit sets stricter limits for oil and grease effluent and will become effective on December 1, 2004. See the press release for more.

In other environmental law news...

  • The Minerals Management Service, a bureau of the US Department of the Interior, has begun a field survey with the State of Massachusetts to provide a scientific mapping of the state-federal boundary off the Massachusetts coastline. The survey is expected to take a month and provide details that may impact resource management on the continental shelf and other statutory regulations. The press release is here.

 

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