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2019 Connecticut Transfer Act Amendments–The Legislature's Work Is Never Done
Gov. Ned Lamont recently signed into law Public Act No. 19-75 (P.A. 19-75), making several significant changes to the Connecticut Transfer Act (C.G.S. §§ 22a-134 et seq.) (the Transfer Act).
United States
25 Jul 2019
When It Rains, It Pours: New Jersey's Proposed 'Rain Tax'
The so-called Clean Stormwater and Flood Reduction Act (Assembly Bill A2694; Senate Bill 1073), which was passed by the New Jersey Legislature on January 31, currently awaits Gov. Murphy's signature.
United States
8 Mar 2019
EPA Releases PFAS Action Plan; State Efforts In The Northeast Well Underway
On February 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan with a focus on the potential impacts of PFAS compounds in the environment.
United States
7 Mar 2019
Emissions Reductions, Green Jobs Among Energy Policy Recommendations For Connecticut's New Governor
Reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, carbon neutrality, green economy jobs and energy affordability are the main energy policy recommendations made to Connecticut's new governor,
United States
21 Jan 2019
New Tools For Financing Redevelopment Projects
Governor Murphy recently signed legislation that assists in the financing of redevelopment projects (P.L. 2018, c. 97; the Act).
United States
23 Nov 2018
Governor Murphy Announces New and Revamped Tax Incentive Programs
Last week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy introduced his new economic agenda, including several new and revamped tax incentive programs.
United States
8 Oct 2018
EPA Announces Focus On Compliance
On August 21, in a memorandum to the Regional Administrators (the Memorandum), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance communicated the agency's plan to transition its enforcement framework ...
United States
6 Sep 2018
The EPA Launches Hazardous Waste e-Manifest
Effective June 30, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched e-Manifest, its national electronic system for tracking hazardous waste shipments.
United States
16 Jul 2018
Federal District Courts Must Hear Challenges To The Obama Administration's Clean Water Rule
On Monday, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court held that challenges to the Obama administration's 2015 Clean Water Rule, or "Waters of the United States" Rule, initially belong in federal district courts...
United States
24 Jan 2018
Connecticut Has A Budget! Key Environmental Provisions
The Connecticut General Assembly adjourned in June and now – 123 days later – Governor Dannel Malloy last Tuesday signed into law a two-year state budget.
United States
9 Nov 2017
EPA And OSHA Increasing Maximum Civil Penalty Amounts Effective August 1
Per Table 2 of the interim final rule, EPA is implementing more than 65 maximum penalty increases across the environmental statutes EPA enforces.
United States
1 Aug 2016
Final OSHA Rule for Silica Published
On March 25, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule establishing a new permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica of 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an eight-hour shift.
United States
4 Apr 2016
Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan Stayed
By a vote of 5 to 4 late Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court issued a stay of implementation of the Clean Power Plan until pending legal challenges to the CPP are resolved.
United States
12 Feb 2016
AIG Drops Pollution Legal Liability Coverage For Environmental Conditions
While there are other carriers who underwrite Pollution Legal Liability (PLL) coverage, in the context of its restructuring initiative, AIG has decided that it will no longer be offering PLL policies.
United States
3 Feb 2016
The Future Of Net Metering Caps For Solar Technologies In Massachusetts
The Massachusetts legislature is expected to change existing state laws regarding net metering for renewable energy technologies before the end of the current legislative session, which is expected to conclude at the end of the year.
United States
7 Nov 2015
Connecticut Bill Extending DEEP Reporting Deadline Dies
The 2015 regular session of the Connecticut General Assembly ended at midnight June 3 without passage of Senate Bill 941.
United States
8 Jun 2015
New York Adopts Regulations For Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) this week adopted long-anticipated regulations establishing a permitting program for the siting, construction and operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities.
United States
31 Jan 2015
Connecticut's Brownfield Funding: Round 6
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development recently announced its next round of brownfield funding.
United States
23 Oct 2014
Clean Water Act: Court Challenges To EPA's Final Rule
Commencing what will likely be a lengthy appeal process, a number of environmental organizations filed challenges in federal court to the EPA's final regulations.
United States
12 Sep 2014
EPA's Final Rule for Cooling Water Intake Structures Effective October 14, 2014
With publication of final regulations by the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") in the Federal Register, the rules under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act governing the use of cooling water at existing power plants and industrial facilities are effective on October 14, 2014 (the "Final Rule").
United States
20 Aug 2014
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