Mondaq USA: Environment
Troutman Sanders LLP
From recent discussions with the US EPA, all indications are that the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule will be finalized any day now.
Foley Hoag LLP
U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade heard oral argument on Exxon Mobil's motion for preliminary injunction against Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's civil investigative demand.
Jones Day
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration implements the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 49 U.S.C. § 5101 et seq., which is the primary federal statute governing the transportation of hazardous materials.
Dentons
On September 16, 2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention extended the Chemical Data Reporting 2016 submission deadline from September 30, 2016 to October 31, 2016.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On September 19, 2016, the IG for the EPA issued the latest in a long line of reports identifying flaws in EPA's process for ensuring the efficacy of hospital-grade, hard-surface disinfectants.
Holland & Knight
In a major win for agencies and project sponsors, the Supreme Court of California affirmed that addenda can appropriately be used to consider modifications to a previously approved negative declaration or EIR.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
On September 14, 2016, Florida joined a growing number of jurisdictions that reject the "any exposure" theory of proving causation.
Foley Hoag LLP
On Monday, EPA promulgated amendments to its "Exceptional Events" Rule. The rule is important, particularly in the Western states, and most particularly in connection with EPA's latest iteration of the ozone NAAQS.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The EPA published a final rule on September 14, 2016 to once again revise its maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard for boilers.
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
The August installment, Vertical Assignments, was a discussion of Plano Petroleum, LLC v. GHK Exploration, L.P., 250 P.3d (Okla. 2011) as an illustration of the various ways a Court could interpret an assignment,,,
Jones Day
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a pair of bills expanding California's climate change programs and increasing legislative oversight of the lead agency tasked with implementing those programs.
Foley Hoag LLP
EO 569 will advance climate policy in Massachusetts in a number of important ways. It also leaves much to be accomplished by MassDEP.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On September 19, 2016, EPA extended the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule report deadline from September 30, 2016 until October 31, 2016.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Yesterday, U.S. EPA announced a new Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) retail strategy.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On August 1, 2016, maximum civil penalties imposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased significantly pursuant to interim final rules these agencies published to implement a little-observed statute called the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustments Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Ten years after adopting the nation's first program to reduce statewide GHG emissions, California is doubling its GHG emission reduction goals while adopting new measures to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On August 1, 2016, the White House Council on Environmental Quality published its final guidance to federal agencies requiring the consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and effects on climate change when evaluating potential environmental impacts of federal agency action pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Reed Smith
Thus, in SANDAG's view, it did not abuse its discretion by not using the GHG emissions reduction goal of S-3-05 in its EIR analysis.
Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, Judge Michael Fitzgerald granted summary judgment to the plaintiffs in a citizen suit alleging that BLMs Environmental Impact Statement prepared to address whether to open certain lands...
Duane Morris LLP
On August 2, 2016, EPA issued the memorandum, "Consideration of Greener Cleanup Activities in the Superfund Cleanup Process"...
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Foley Hoag LLP
Last week, Judge Michael Fitzgerald granted summary judgment to the plaintiffs in a citizen suit alleging that BLMs Environmental Impact Statement prepared to address whether to open certain lands...
Foley Hoag LLP
Late last week, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected challenges to the Army Corps' Nationwide Permit 21, which allows small surface mining projects to proceed without...
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
With the Clean Power Plan currently stayed in federal court, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper appears to be considering his own options to act unilaterally on climate change.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Northern District of Indiana rejected the insurer's assertion that its pollution exclusion clauses unambiguously included all contaminants.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The City of Longmont completely banned the fracking process within the city's limits; whereas, the City of Fort Collins enacted a five-year moratorium on the fracking process.
Foley Hoag LLP
Although citizen groups have suffered some defeats in Clean Air Act cases in the NSR/PSD context recently, a decision last week is a reminder of just how powerful a weapon citizen suits can be.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Last Friday, the state published the first major changes to the Proposition 65 regulations in more than a decade.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Ten years after adopting the nation's first program to reduce statewide GHG emissions, California is doubling its GHG emission reduction goals while adopting new measures to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Some might think that spreading road salt is a typical Canadian winter pastime, just like snowshoeing or snowball fights.
BakerHostetler
On Aug. 16, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued Advisory Bulletin ADB-2016-05 to owners and operators of pipelines used for the transportation of hazardous liquids, carbon dioxide and gas.
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