Amy L. Edwards

Amy L. Edwards

Holland & Knight LLP

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The District of Columbia's Implementation of Stormwater Management Regulations Enters Second Transition Phase

During the second transition period for the implementation of the District's new Stormwater Management Regulations, certain regulated projects may qualify for exemptions from certain stormwater retention requirements....more

1/20/2014 - Erosion Infrastructure Land Developers Sediment Control Storm Water Urban Planning & Development

New ASTM Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments Includes Substantive Changes

On November 6, 2013, ASTM International (ASTM) published a new Standard Practice for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, known as ASTM E1527-13.1 The new ASTM standard includes a number of substantive revisions to the...more

11/26/2013 - ASTM CERCLA Compliance Environmental Assessments Environmental Policies

Federal Court Upholds the Final TMDL for the Chesapeake Bay in Important Decision Involving Cooperative Federalism

In a case of first impression, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania upheld the EPA's authority to establish a final total maximum daily load (TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed that...more

9/23/2013 - Clean Water Act Environmental Policies EPA Storm Water TMDL Watershed

District Department of the Environment Finalizes Rulemaking on Stormwater Management, and Soil Erosion and Sediment Control

The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) finalized its rulemaking on Stormwater Management, and Soil Erosion and Sediment Control (Stormwater Rules) on July 19, 2013. The Stormwater Rules, which were issued in order...more

8/1/2013 - Contamination Erosion Fees Retention Credits Sediment Control Storm Water

President Obama Unveils Climate Action Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change

The Obama administration released its Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change on June 25, 2013. In a speech at Georgetown University unveiling the plan, President...more

7/2/2013 - Barack Obama Climate Change Energy Policy Global Warming Greenhouse Gas Emissions Keystone XL Pipeline Natural Disasters Natural Resources Presidential Directives

D.C. Seeks to Finalize Rules Aimed at Preventing and Eliminating Lead Hazards

For several years, the District of Columbia has been working toward regulations designed to prevent and eliminate lead hazards. It came one step closer on April 26, 2013, when the District's Department of the Environment...more

5/15/2013 - Hazardous Substances Lead Proposed Regulation Rulemaking Process

District of Columbia Mayor Gray Announces Release of New Sustainable DC Plan to Implement Sustainability Initiative

The release of a new plan to implement the District of Columbia's "Sustainable DC" Initiative was announced by Mayor Vincent Gray on February 20, 3013. The Sustainable DC Plan builds on 15 months of planning and public...more

3/8/2013 - Energy Efficiency Farms LEED Certified Public Transporation Renewable Energy Sustainability Water

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Settled Precedent for Regulating Transfers of Water Through Stormwater Systems and Other Water...

On January 8, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned a judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that would have had vast consequences for stormwater systems and other water infrastructure...more

1/11/2013 - Clean Water Act Dams Discharge of Pollutants Hydro Issues Los Angeles County Flood Control District NPDES Permits SCOTUS Storm Water

Court Holds for First Time That EPA Cannot Regulate Stormwater as a Pollutant under Clean Water Act

In a significant ruling issued on January 3, 2013, a federal court held for the first time that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot regulate stormwater as a "pollutant" under the Clean Water Act....more

1/9/2013 - Chevron Clean Water Act Discharge of Pollutants EPA Storm Water TMDL

EPA Revised Guidance Encourages Renewable Energy and Other Industry Development on Contaminated Properties

On December 5, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued revised guidance regarding whether lessees of contaminated or formerly contaminated property may claim protection from liability under the...more

12/14/2012 - BFPP CERCLA Contaminated Properties Contamination EPA Leases Renewable Energy

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