SNIPSNot all news needs to be covered through an extended article. But it is still
important that you know about activities and decisions that may affect your business, communities and families. To help keep you informed, the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) routinely compiles a short listing of state and federal topics that we affectionately call SNIPS. If you have questions about these items or need environmental assistance, contact DCA at 800-926-8111 or

  • EPA Provides Additional Information on Clean Power Plan – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) is making additional information and ideas available for public comment in a notice of data availability (NODA) since issuing the proposed Clean Power Plan. The EPA is seeking to ensure that all interested parties have the opportunity to formulate comments, which are due on Dec. 1, 2014.
  • EPA Releases Climate Plans on Fifth Anniversary Sustainability Initiative – The EPA released plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather and temperature extremes. The plan identifies priority actions the EPA will take to incorporate considerations of climate change into its programs, policies, rules and operations to ensure they are effective under future climatic conditions.
  • Regulation Navigation Tool – Area Source Boiler Rule – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a regulation navigation tool for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers at Area Sources (40 CFR 63, Subpart JJJJJJ), known as the area source boiler rule. The interactive, online tool helps entities identify regulatory requirements associated with their industrial, commercial or institutional boilers by using a series of straightforward questions to identify the boiler. For additional regulatory and compliance information on the area source boiler rule, visit