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EPA Proposes Revisions To Clarify New Source Review Permitting Process – Updating "Project Emissions Accounting"
Consistent with guidance issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in March 2018, the Agency has now proposed to codify changes to the New Source Review (NSR) applicability regulations...
United States
9 Aug 2019
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Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Pollution Control Board's Clean Construction Or Demolition Debris Rules, And Articulates Guidelines For Determining If Agency Action Is Arbitrary Or Capricious
The Illinois Supreme Court recently affirmed that the Illinois Pollution Control Board's clean construction or demolition debris (CCDD) rules were not arbitrary and capricious.
United States
8 Jul 2019
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EPA And Corps Of Engineers Propose New "Waters Of The United States" Definition
Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Corps) have recently proposed a "clear, understandable,
United States
3 Jan 2019
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Supreme Court To Reconsider ‘Auer' Deference
Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this week to reconsider a key precedent of administrative law that tells judges to defer to an agency's interpretation ...
United States
18 Dec 2018
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Sixth Circuit Holds Class Certification On Issues Is Appropriate In Toxic Tort Action
Seyfarth Synopsis: In a toxic tort class action stemming from automotive and dry cleaning facilities' alleged contamination of groundwater near Dayton, Ohio ...
United States
28 Aug 2018
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USEPA Administrator Pruitt Issues Memo To Update Agency Use Of Clean Water Act Section 404(C) Veto Power
Last week before his departure USEPA Administrator Pruitt notified the regulated community that he had directed the Agency to update regulations governing the Agency's use of Section 404(c) ...
United States
25 Jul 2018
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States, NRDC, And NWF Sue EPA And Corps On Applicability Date Final Rule
Continuing the fight over the Obama-era WOTUS Rule, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., the National Wildlife Federation, and a host of states, including New York and California have brought lawsuits...
United States
14 Feb 2018
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EPA And Corps Add Years To "Effective" Applicability Date Of WOTUS Rule
The WOTUS rulemaking has been frought with controversy and has generated well over 1-million public comments.
United States
6 Feb 2018
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EPA Adjusts For Inflation The Maximum Civil Penalties For Violations Of Environmental Statutes
EPA has promulgated its new per violation penalty rules for 2018.
United States
15 Jan 2018
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EPA Determines No Need For Additional Superfund Financial Responsibility Rules For Hardrock Mining Industry
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will not issue a final rule for the Obama-era's proposed regulations for financial responsibility requirements for certain hardrock mining ...
United States
7 Dec 2017
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EPA And The Corps Propose To Add Years To "Effective" Applicability Date Of WOTUS Rule
The WOTUS rulemaking has been frought with controversy, and has generated well over a million public comments.
United States
29 Nov 2017
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EPA Task Force Report To Revitalize The Superfund Program
Businesses and industries across the country which own or have interests in facilities and properties that may come under the broad scope of these new Superfund "Recommendations" will need to stay attuned and involved ...
United States
17 Aug 2017
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U.S. EPA Delays Effectiveness Of Obama Era Chemical Safety Regulation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new rules to strengthen the Clean Air Act's Risk Management Program (RMP), 40 C.F.R. Part 68, were first adopted on January 13, 2017 ...
United States
23 Jun 2017
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EPA Proposes Ban On Certain Uses Of Trichloroethylene (TCE)
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...
United States
5 Jan 2017
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EPA Releases Final Report On Impacts On Drinking Water From Hydraulic Fracturing
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.
United States
21 Dec 2016
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Big Changes Coming – EPA Publishes Its Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule
The EPA's new "Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule," while containing some changes that industry welcomes, also contains new requirements that present challenges for the regulated community.
United States
5 Dec 2016
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What Now? U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Post-Election Outlook
With a dramatic change from a progressive democratic to a conservative republican administration, we anticipate that EPA is not only likely to pivot away from an enforcement heavy to a more business friendly agenda.
United States
18 Nov 2016
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EPA's New Strategy For Addressing The Retail Sector Under RCRA
EPA publishes new Retail Strategy in an attempt to address the unique challenges the retail sector faces in complying with RCRA's hazardous waste regulations.
United States
4 Oct 2016
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Despite Pollution Exclusion, Insurer On Hook For Contamination In Indiana
The Northern District of Indiana rejected the insurer's assertion that its pollution exclusion clauses unambiguously included all contaminants.
United States
15 Aug 2016
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EPA Updates And Republishes SmartWay Freight Transportation Sustainability Program
For companies in the freight industry, if sustainability is important at your company or to its board of directors, then you may wish to investigate the EPA's updated Smartway program, with its new resources and tools.
United States
15 Jul 2016
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