Mondaq USA: Environment
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Following years of development, an outpouring of public comment, and scrutiny at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), on January 12, 2017, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the first federal environmental regulation to impose reporting requirements specifically for nanoscale materials.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On January 11, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published its final listing of the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On December 23, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that EPA toxic pollution requirements for large industrial boilers were flawed, siding with arguments made by environmental groups.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Making the rule effective immediately makes it more difficult for the Trump Administration to roll it back.
Miles & Stockbridge
As the Obama era comes to a close, on Christmas eve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") issued its final report on "Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On December 15, 2016, EPA issued a pre-publication version of new regional haze regulations.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Can a discharger violate a general narrative state water quality standard incorporated into its NPDES permit when the permit does not contain specific numeric effluent limits on the discharge?
Holland & Knight
President-Elect Donald Trump has vowed to scrap President Obama's CPP rule, the cornerstone of Obama's environmental legacy. The rule establishes the first national standards to limit carbon pollution...
Fox Rothschild LLP
John Duarte, CEO of Duarte Nurseries of Tehama County in California, saw several hundred acres that could be farmed after years of cattle grazing.
Carlton Fields
However, substantial pollution reporting requirements remain under existing law.
Troutman Sanders LLP
A number of states, industry groups, companies and environmental groups have filed petitions for review with the D.C. Circuit challenging EPA's final Cross State Air Pollution Update Rule.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On December 16, 2016, President Obama signed the Water Infrastructure Investment for the Nation Act (WIIN) (S. 612).
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: In a significant proposal, EPA moves to ban the use of TCE in aerosol degreasing and spot cleaning at dry cleaning facilities, as part of a larger effort to ban TCE...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, EPA issued a final rule that overhauls its Risk Management Plan (RMP) facility accident prevention program.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In a December 19, 2016 Order, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals delayed oral argument in the Ozone NAAQS litigation. Originally scheduled for February 16, 2017...
Freeborn & Peters LLP
This client alert details the newly published final rules under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act, aimed at reducing methane emissions from new & existing municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The incoming Trump Administration will be tasked with defending the new source performance standards for new and modified power plants which President-Elect Trump has vowed to repeal.
Holland & Knight
In The Committee for Re-Evaluation of the T-Line Loop v. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, et al., California's First District Court of Appeal is the first appellate court to apply...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In another rule aimed at small business, the EPA has just issued a rule for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category. The rule will add more federal compliance costs...
Foley & Lardner
If you're feeling uncertain or confused about the future of sustainability reporting in the United States, you're not alone.
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Today marks just over a month since Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States.
Troutman Sanders LLP
With the Obama administration coming to an end, January 2017 marks the beginning of a dramatic wholesale conservative shift in federal public policymaking.
Foley & Lardner
Politically, 2016 is a year few of us will soon forget — and 2017 could be just as memorable, as the focus shifts from the campaign trail to Capitol Hill. With Congress adjourned...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On December 14, 2016, the PHMSA, a division of the Department of Transportation), issued an Interim Final Rule to implement safety standards for the design and operation of underground storage facilities...
Reed Smith
Following up the success of its first, medical device-focused 3D printing white paper, 3D Printing of Medical Devices: When a Novel Technology Meets Traditional Legal Principles...
McDermott Will & Emery
As in previous proposed budgets, President Obama's recently released budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year contains energy-related tax provisions that include a permanent extension of the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) and a provision making it refundable.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: With significant objection from Industry, EPA has issued its Final Report on whether hydraulic fracturing activities can impact drinking water resources under certain circumstances.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In another rule aimed at small business, the EPA has just issued a rule for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category. The rule will add more federal compliance costs...
Foley & Lardner
If you're feeling uncertain or confused about the future of sustainability reporting in the United States, you're not alone.
WilmerHale
President-elect Donald Trump's nominees to lead his energy, environment and natural resources teams are proving the old adage "Personnel is policy" true.
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