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California Legislature Narrows Legislation To Now Regulate Single-Use Packaging And "Most Littered" Single-Use Plastic Products
The amended bills narrow the still expansive scope of products and packaging that would fall within the scope of the regulation.
United States
15 Jul 2019
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California Legislature Proposes Expansive And Unprecedented Regulation Of Single-Use Products And Packaging
The California Legislature is poised to push forward these proposed bills, whether in their current or revised form.
United States
13 May 2019
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EPA Releases Proposed TSCA Fees Rule, Establishes Deadline For Comment
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rule to establish "User Fees for the Administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act."
United States
27 Feb 2018
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Getting Down To Business: EPA's Superfund Task Force Report Seeks To Streamline And Rejuvenate The Program
The Task Force also proposed several other measures intended to expedite remediation over what can often be a years-long process of investigation and evaluation.
United States
31 Jul 2017
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New Jersey Uses Sovereign Immunity To Escape Spill Act Liability
New Jersey's Spill Compensation and Control Act (the "Spill Act") turns 40 this year. The defining feature of the Spill Act is its prohibition on any unpermitted discharges of hazardous substances.
United States
13 Jul 2017
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RCRA Endangerment Claims: A Newway To Regulate Point Source Discharges?
In 1972, Congress enacted the CleanWater Act, which created, among other things, the NPDES of permits that allowed entities to lawfully discharge their wastewater into the nation's surface waters.
United States
1 Jun 2017
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EPA Signals Shift In Superfund Decision-Making
On May 9, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a memorandum withdrawing authority from EPA regional offices to make final decisions on Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act remedies with an estimated cost exceeding $50 million
United States
22 May 2017
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N.Y.'s New Laws Protecting Drinking Water From Emerging Contaminants
Last year at this time we explored how New York implements the federal Safe Drinking Water Act 42 U.S.C. §§300f to 300j-27) (SDWA).
United States
22 May 2017
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Very Little Relief On The Way Regarding EPA's Nanoscale Chemicals Rule
EPA has officially announced a wee bit of regulatory relief by handing down a 90-day extension of the effective date on an information gathering rule concerning nanoscale chemicals the Agency had issued in the closing days of the Obama administration.
United States
12 May 2017
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The Chemical Compound (April 2017)
Welcome to the first edition of The Chemical Compound, a publication of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer's Environmental Practice Group.
United States
18 Apr 2017
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NJ Spill Act May Now Include Right To Compel Enviro Sampling
New Jersey's Spill Act was a pioneering effort by government to provide monies for a swift and sure response to environmental contamination.
United States
20 Mar 2017
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Has New Jersey's Site Remediation Reform Act Ushered in a Dramatic Expansion of Spill Act Liability?
New Jersey's Spill Act was a pioneering effort by government to provide monies for a swift and sure response to environmental contamination."
United States
20 Mar 2017
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New York's New Sea Level Rise Projections Will Affect Land Use, Infrastructure
As required by a 2014 state statute, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued official sea level rise projections effective February 22.
United States
10 Mar 2017
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US Supreme Court Nominee Judge Gorsuch and Environmental Law: Everyone Enjoys a Trip to the Mountains in the Summertime
n Tuesday, January 31, President Trump nominated Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the US Supreme Court. This advisory reviews several of Judge Gorsuch's opinions related to environmental and administrative law issues.
United States
6 Feb 2017
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New York Environmental Legislation: 2016 In Review
While 2016 did not bring major environmental legislation in New York state, laws were enacted that could have significant impacts in coming years, including a law that allows plaintiffs to bring toxic tort claims . . .
United States
23 Jan 2017
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