On September 11, 2020, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) published a new Large Construction General Permit (LCGP) and a new Small Construction General Permit (SCGP). These permits are now in effect and require updates to existing projects covered under the prior permits issued. Regulatory changes include updated definitions, new map requirements, changes in fees, and changes to permit duration. Operators should be aware of the following key deadlines:
SWCA has appointed four new technical directors to provide enterprise-level leadership for the company’s Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Cultural Resources, and Water Resources practices. Each of these positions will drive continued growth and improvement of SWCA’s foundational practices in each focus area.
Agency Reclassifies the American Burying Beetle from Endangered to Threatened Status and Lifts Regulatory Requirements for Many Land Use Activities
What: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has exempted many land use activities affecting the American Burying Beetle (ABB) from regulation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This change, consisting of both downlisting the species from endangered to threatened and issuing a “special take rule,” will become effective November 16, 2020.