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EPA Proposes to Delete Reference to Superseded 2005 ASTM Standard from “All Appropriate Inquiry” Rule

On June 17, 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency published a proposal to delete reference to the 2005 version of the ASTM Phase I environmental site assessment standard from the federal “all appropriate...more

EPA Issues Proposed Rule to Remove Reference to ASTM E1527-05 in All Appropriate Inquiries Rule

On June 17, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed rule to amend the standards and practices for complying with the “All Appropriate Inquiries” rule under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...more

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Tort Litigation: FERC Denies Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Radon Lung Cancer Risk Claim by Ralph H. Johnson

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

Who Knew? The National Research Council Discovers That Many Groundwater Cleanups Will Take More Than 100 Years

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

National Academy of Sciences Group Recommending Methods to Facilitate Transition of Cleanup Programs from Problem Identification...

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

Contaminated Land: Cleaning up the Statutory Guidance in England

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

Is Fracking Safe? [Video]

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

Recent Water and Pesticide Regulatory Guidance

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

Maine DEP Proposes Major Changes to Remedial Action Guidelines

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

Interim Regulations Passed That Revamp New Jersey's Site Remediation Program

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

Seneca County 2006 Local Law No. 2, Administration & Enforcement of the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention & Bldg. Code & the State...

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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