Scott Steady

Scott Steady

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Florida Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Water Management District

On May 22, 2014 the Florida Supreme Court in South Florida Water Management District v RLI Live Oak, LLC, No. SC12-2336 ruled that in circumstances where a Florida Statute authorizes a state governmental agency like the Water...more

5/28/2014 - Civil Monetary Penalty Environmental Policies Water Wetlands

Federal Court Of Appeals Strikes Down A Portion Of The EPA’s Rule Limiting A Court’s Authority For Imposing Civil Fines For...

Federal Court of Appeals strikes down a portion of the EPA’s rule limiting a Court’s authority for imposing civil fines for equipment failures. While upholding portions of EPA’s new rules for air toxic emissions for cement...more

5/14/2014 - Air Pollution Civil Monetary Penalty Discharge of Pollutants EPA Fines Hazardous Substances

EPA And The Army Corps Announce A Proposed Rule To Clarify Wetlands And Tributary Jurisdiction

In a news release dated March 25th 2014, EPA and the Army Corps outlined a new proposed joint rule to clarify the scope and definition of the “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act in an attempt to address...more

4/3/2014 - EPA Jurisdiction US Army Corps of Engineers Water Waters of the United States Wetlands

EPA Adds An Additional ASTM International Standard To “All Appropriate Inquiry” For Environmental Assessments

As stated in the Federal Register, effective December 30, 2013, the “All Appropriate Inquiry Rule,” found at 40 CFR Part 312.11 was amended to add as paragraph (c)- a reference to ASTM International’s E1527-13 “Standard...more

1/14/2014 - ASTM Environmental Assessments Environmental Policies EPA

Florida Adopts A Statewide Rule For Environmental Resource Permits

Following new state legislation granting the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“FDEP”) the authority to establish one statewide rule for the environmental resource permitting (“ERP”) program, FDEP in early...more

10/30/2013 - Environmental Policies Natural Resources Wetlands

Florida to Sue Georgia Over Impact To Apalachicola Bay

Earlier this month, the State of Florida announced it will be filing a lawsuit in September in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to limit Georgia’s consumption of water from the Chattahoochee and Flint River Basins through an...more

8/28/2013 - Injunctions SCOTUS Water Rights Water Supplies

Supreme Court Rules On Permits

The recent Supreme Court case Koontz vs. St. Johns River has generated a lot of commentary and debate in the legal community and speculation concerning the ramifications of the case on various land use permitting scenarios. ...more

7/22/2013 - Koontz v St John's River Water Management Land Developers Permits SCOTUS Takings Water Wetlands

New Law For Florida Department Of Environmental Protection To Establish Surface Water Quality Standards For The State

The Florida Legislature recently adopted a new law that allows the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“FDEP”) to establish surface water quality standards in the state. ...more

5/20/2013 - Department of Environmental Protection New Legislation Water

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