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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently rejected claims that radon in Marcellus Shale natural gas would lead to thousands of lung cancer deaths. These claims arose from FERC’s May 21, 2012 grant of a...more
Daily Environment Report today noted that the National Research Council has produced a study, Alternatives for Managing the Nation’s Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites, which assesses the scope of the groundwater...more
The National Research Council, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), today released a report, “Alternatives for Managing the Nation’s Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites” (available from the National Academies...more
Revised Statutory Guidance in relation to the contaminated land regime, and regulations amending the definition of when land will be considered to be contaminated, came into force on 6 April 2012. There are two significant...more
From landowners to environmentalists, there is a great deal of concern over the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing to groundwater; the water that many of us drink. When we consider several geologic factors in...more
The State Water Board has recently released two documents: a "Citizen's Guide to Working with the California Water Boards” and "Annual Budget Pre-Approval Frequently Asked Questions.” The Department of Pesticide Regulation...more
The perennial question –- “How Clean is Clean?” -- has an ever-changing answer. Changes in cleanup standards are not unusual, given advances in the science and art of risk assessment, as more...more
The Administrative Requirements For Remediation Of Contaminated Sites (“ARRCS”) were promulgated on November 4, 2009. These interim rules were issued pursuant to the Site Remediation Reform Act (“SRRA”) that was passed on May...more
This local law provides for the administration and enforcement of the New York State
Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the Uniform Code) and the State Energy
Conservation Construction Code (the Energy Code) in this...more
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