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A Nice, Straightforward Administrative Law Decision: HHS’s Decision to List Styrene as Reasonably Anticipated to Cause Cancer is...

Last week, in Styrene Information and Research Center v. Sebelius, Judge Reggie Walton of the District Court for the District of Columbia rejected challenges to the decision by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to list styrene...more

Government Relations And Lobbying Insight - 2013 Minnesota Legislative Session: A Summary Of What's Happened, A Preview Of What's...

The Minnesota Legislature reconvened this past Tuesday after a weeklong break. Committees have taken to task assembling omnibus bills to meet the third committee deadline of April 19. This deadline was set in January for...more

Disposing Of Pharmaceutical Waste: Some Progress

In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seemed to be on the road to providing some much-needed clarity to hospitals and other medical facilities concerning the disposal of pharmaceuticals by proposing that...more

Leaked New York Department of Health Report: Hydraulic Fracturing Can Be Safely Conducted

A previously confidential New York state agency report analyzing the human health impact of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) operations released to a limited number of media outlets last Thursday concludes that HVHF...more

New Laws for the New Year

Nationwide, more than two hundred new laws will take effect January 1, according to Ovid attorney Steven Getman. In some states, the new laws include legalization of gay marriages and marijuana usage. In New York...more

Product Liability Advisory - November 2012: BPA Linked to Adverse Reproduction Effects in Rhesus Monkeys

A recent study published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” found that Bisphenol A (BPA) can adversely affect fetal development in rhesus monkeys. The study’s findings raise concerns regarding BPA...more

Stealth Lawyer: Tama Matsuoka Wong, Forager for Restaurant Daniel [Video]

Ex-lawyer Tama Matsuoka Wong has a rather unusual job: she's the official forager for Daniel, the New York City restaurant of acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud. The former in-house counsel for Merrill Lynch had been gathering...more

Los Angeles Battle Over Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Costs Boils Over

There’s a dust up occurring between the City of Los Angeles and the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (“Great Basin”). What’s the dust up about? Dust! Yes, even something as naturally occurring and...more

Episode 77– Dr. Jay Udani Discusses Clinical Testing for Dietary Supplements

In Episode 77 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on September 22, 2012, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Dr. Jay Udani founder and...more

Agency Efforts to Circumvent Rulemaking Requirements Proliferating

Over the years, many federal agencies have issued guidance or policy documents that critics charge should properly be classified as rules. Compared to the more demanding procedures involved in rulemaking, less formal...more

You Want Hantavirus With That View? Contagion Clouds the Air at Yosemite

Nasty diseases like Ebola and SARS are not something one picks up in the good old USA, particularly at a national park, like, say, Yosemite. Well that would be wrong. Three visitors have died this summer from something...more

Capital Thinking Update - July 23, 2012

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture - Budget, Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health Care - International, Defense, Homeland...more

Environmental Audit, one of the conditions for Mining Operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mining is a key sector and continues to grow in several part of the world including in the Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC]. Legislation for mining may require an environmental impact assessment to be carried out before a...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House Special Edition - Final Issue: 2012 Summary of New Maine Laws

We are pleased to share our Final Issue of the 2012 Summary of New Maine Laws in this special edition of Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House. You may recall that we sent you a preliminary version of our 2012...more

City Adopts Progressive General Plan Addressing Link Between the Built Environment and Public Health

Recently, the City of Richmond, a bay area industrial and commercial hub, approved an innovative General Plan that includes a comprehensive element dedicated to community health and wellness. The city’s General Plan, which...more

Compliance Update: REACH, Q4 2011

The latest enacted, amended, and revised REACH requirements; proposed REACH requirements; and REACH enforcement actions in Q4 2011. Includes proposed amendments and new restrictions on lead and mercury; recommendations on...more

Minnesota Legislature Takes A Break

The Minnesota Legislature had another busy week in St. Paul with hours-long floor sessions that included the passage of many omnibus bills and approval of conference committee reports. Lawmakers are now headed home for their...more

Capital Thinking Update - March 12, 2012

In This Issue: General Legislative - On Monday, March 12, the House will observe a constituent work week where members tend to their districts. The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12, for a period of...more

Enterprise Risk Assessment: A Closer Look at Environmental Regulations and Health Care Facilities

Health care facilities are among the most heavily regulated facilities in the country. Along with the myriad of laws and regulations pertaining directly to the provision of health care, health care facilities are also subject...more

"Skadden's 2012 Insights, January 2012: Regulatory"

In This Issue: - 126 Communications: Emerging Wireline, Media Ownership and Wireless Challenges - 128 Congressional Investigations: Anticipated Areas of Focus - 129 Environmental: The Potential Impact of EPA...more

KSS projeleriyle sirketlerin marka degeri artacak - Refleks (Adana) Sayi: 168 S. 9 26.12.2011-01.01.2012 S. 9

KSS projeleriyle sirketlerin marka degeri artacak - Sirketler artik günümüzde sadece sektöründe gösterdigi faaliyetlerle degil Kurumsal Sosyal Sorumluluk (KSS) Projeleri'yle de hem tüketicinin hem de yatirimcilarin dikkatini...more

EPA Issues New Proposed HPV Chemical Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued two proposed rules last week that would require manufacturers and importers of dozens of high production volume chemicals to provide health, environmental and usage data. EPA...more

2011 NAFFS CONVENTION PRESENTATION

On August 12, 2011 the National Institute for Occupational Safety Health (“NIOSH”) issued a detailed paper for external review which calls, for the first time, an occupational exposure limit for Diacetyl and 2,3-Pentanedione....more

Green Building Update - August 17, 2011

In This Issue: Court dismisses lawsuit against USGBC; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - The legacy of a green pioneer; PepsiCo executive values LEED; $450M LEED community to replace power plant; Orange County USGBC proposes green...more

EPA Fails to Protect Our Children from Harmful Chemicals

The EPA has not demonstrated that it can achieve children's health goals with a voluntary program after their flawed program to report on the safety of chemicals on children failed. This according to a scathing report...more

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