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Beveridge & Diamond
The state of Washington has become a global player in product regulation. This month, the Department of Ecology issued a determination to restrict or require reporting on the use of five classes of chemicals in products.
Beveridge & Diamond
On May 24, 2022, China State Council issued an Action Plan on New Pollutants Governance ("Plan") to set out a regulatory roadmap to control new chemicals and outline an enhanced enforcement framework for compliance.
Gentry Locke
Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (collectively, "PFAS") are a group of nearly 5,000 human-made chemicals that are resistant to heat, water and oil. Due to these "resistance" properties, since the 1940s...
Ward and Smith, P.A.
President Joe Biden signed the historic Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act into law today.
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Readers of this blog may be interested in a new article from Water Finance & Management, A Legal History of PFAS. The article highlights the early discovery of certain PFAS, their toxicity and persistence...
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
The information filed for 2021 indicate that the 45 facilities managed over 1.3 million pounds of production-related PFAS waste during the year.
Womble Bond Dickinson
De Vore talked about the status of PFAS regulations throughout the U.S., particularly at the state levels, and explains what a new Department of Defense memo could mean for utilities.
Foley & Lardner
Initially enacted in 1980, the Superfund chemical excise taxes apply to the sale or use of certain chemicals and substances to fund a federal cleanup program for hazardous waste sites.
Womble Bond Dickinson
On October 18, 2021, EPA announced its PFAS Strategic Roadmap which outlines EPA's comprehensive agency wide approach for addressing PFAS.
Mintz
A committee of the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine this week recommended that the blood of perhaps tens of millions of Americans...
Ward and Smith, P.A.
The Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022, which includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, has gained bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, and President Biden has publicly stated...
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) established the Hazardous Substance Response Trust Fund (the Superfund) for use in funding the cleanup...
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Earlier this week, on July 18, 2022, U.S. EPA issued a final rule that subjects five new per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ("PFAS") to the Toxics Release Inventory ("TRI") reporting requirements under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act ("EPCRA").
Womble Bond Dickinson
Last week, we informed you about new federal efforts to measure and reduce PFAS contamination levels in drinking water. But there also are significant efforts to increase PFAS regulatory requirements...
Keller & Heckman
On July 5, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized amendments to its general rules for Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) appearing at 40 C.F.R. Part 721.
Arnold & Porter
Maine has released a concept draft foreshadowing comprehensive regulations that will soon be promulgated to implement reporting requirements and then a phased-in ban on products containing PFAS...
Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
On June 7, 2022, Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Bohren granted a motion brought by the Wisconsin Department of Justice on behalf of the Wisconsin...
Arnold & Porter
California and other state legislatures have been busy in the last several years considering and enacting sweeping new laws that prohibit food packaging, cosmetics, and other consumer...
Mintz
Lara Beaven of Inside EPA reports that the House Appropriations Committee intends to give EPA every dollar it has requested to implement its ambitious and wide-ranging plan for addressing the ubiquitous "forever" chemicals known collectively as PFAS.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Taft partner Rob Bilott was featured in recent podcasts and mentioned in articles on his fight against ‘forever chemicals':
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