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Nervous Wall Street Awaits Durable Goods Orders Data

WASHINGTON (Alliance News) – The mood on Wall Street continues to be nervous, as indicated by the trading in the US index futures, which point to a narrowly mixed opening on Wednesday. Global cues are mixed, with Asian stocks closing mixed, while the European markets are seeing weakness despite the release of positive German business sentiment data. Greece may now be required to submit the reform proposals by early next week to be eligible to receive continued funding. Crude oil prices are slightly higher. The domestic markets may also react to economic data on durable goods orders
As of 6:15 am ET, the Dow futures are slipping 2 points, while the S&P 500 Index are adding 0.25 points and the Nasdaq Composite futures are moving up 0.06 points.

EPA ISSUES NOTICE ABOUT PROPOSED CONSENT DECREE, CLEAN AIR CITIZEN ACT SUIT

WASHINGTON, March 23 — Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a notice called: Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit.

The notice, published in the Federal Register on March 20 by Lorie J. Schmidt, Associate General Counsel, states: “In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (“CAA” or the “Act”), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club: Sierra Clubv. McCarthy, No. 4:14-cv-00643-JLH (E.D. AK). In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a rule partially disapproving a revision to a state implementation plan (SIP) submitted by Arkansas to address the requirements of the regional haze program. EPA also at the same time partially disapproved that portion of the Arkansas SIP submittal addressing the interstate transport visibility requirements associated with the promulgation of the 1997 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone and fine particulate matter (PM 2.5). In its lawsuit, Sierra Club alleged that EPA has failed to meet the requirement of the Clean Air Act that the Agency promulgate a federal implementation plan (FIP) within two years of partially disapproving a SIP, in whole or in part. The proposed consent decree establishes proposed and final deadlines for EPA to take action to meet its obligations with respect to Arkansas.”

Net Zero Energy Is Possible For McDonald’s, Study Says

A study by Rocky Mountain Institute, Fisher Nickel Inc. and New Buildings Institute seeks to help McDonald s Corporation understand whether it would be feasible to develop a net zero energy quick service restaurant, according to a press release. The study s research, technical analyses and recommendations, provide a blueprint for McDonald’s to pursue future net zero energy restaurants and select energy efficient solutions for existing restaurants.

FERC ISSUES NOTICE ABOUT SOLAR STAR CALIFORNIA’S MARKET-BASED RATE FILING INCLUDES REQUEST FOR BLANKET SECTION 204 AUTHORIZATION

WASHINGTON, March 23 — Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Department of Energy (DOE), has issued a notice called: Solar Star California XIII LLC.: Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization.
The notice, published in the Federal Register on March 20 by Nathaniel J. Davis, Deputy Secretary.
The full text of the notice can be found at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-20/html/2015-06405.htm For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

Subcontractors Sought For Help With Solar Panel Project

The Bainbridge Decatur County Industrial Development Authority, in conjunction with Decatur County, the City of Bainbridge, the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce and Bainbridge State College, are inviting all contractors and subconractors in the Bainbridge-area to an open meeting over the current Solar Panel Project.

Cybergy Holdings Announces Win In $500,000,000 HHS Contract By Wholly-Owned Subsidiary, New West Technologies

New West Technologies (“New West”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cybergy Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: CYBG), has been selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as one of the prime contractors for a Multiple Award IDIQ contract, with a ceiling of $500 million over 10 years. New West and its teaming partner, Circuit Media, are proud to be among the winners of this multi-purpose technical, analytical, and support services contract with HHS.
The services provided under this contract include policy and program assessments; data collection and analysis; performance measurements; and auxiliary services. Cybergy’s SmartFile technology will be incorporated as a unique feature in the services provided by New West.

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE ISSUES NOTICE ABOUT RECEIPT OF APPLICATION OF NISOURCE AND COLUMBIA PIPELINE GROUP FOR AMENDMENT TO ADD NORTHERN LONG-EARED BAT TO ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT AND REVISED HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN

WASHINGTON, March 23 — Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, has issued a notice called: Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment and Revised Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit Amendment; NiSource Inc.

MONTANA ENERGY INCENTIVES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR 2014 TAX YEAR

HELENA, Mont., March 20 — The Montana Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release:
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Revenue would like to remind Montana residents who invested in energy conservation measures in 2014 that they may be eligible for Montana Energy Conservation Tax Credits. Certain investments in renewable energy projects in 2014 also remain available for tax credits.
Tax credits are deducted from the bottom line of taxes owed.

EPA ISSUES PROPOSED RULE ABOUT ELECTRONIC REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

WASHINGTON, March 23 — Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule called: Electronic Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for New Source Performance Standards.
The proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on March 20 by Gina McCarthy, Administrator, states: “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise the part 60 General Provisions and various new source performance standards (NSPS) subparts in our regulations to require affected facilities to submit specified air emissions data reports to the EPA electronically and to allow affected facilities to maintain electronic records of these reports.The EPA believes that the electronic submittal of the reports addressed in this proposed rulemaking will increase the usefulness of the data contained in those reports, is in keeping with current trends in data availability, will further assist in the protection of public health and the environment and will ultimately result in less burden on the regulated community. Electronic submittal of the reports addressed in this proposed rulemaking will facilitate more accurate and timely development of numerous efforts, including regulation development, emissions factors, emissions inventories, trends analysis, regional and local scale air quality modeling, regulatory impact assessments and human exposure modeling.”

EPA ISSUES NOTICE ABOUT AVAILABILITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS

WASHINGTON, March 23 — Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a notice called: Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability.
The notice, published in the Federal Register on March 20 by Dawn Roberts, Management Analyst, Office of Federal Activities.
The full text of the notice can be found at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-20/html/2015-06502.htm For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com