Beveridge & Diamond PC

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Phone: (202) 789-6000
Fax: (202) 789-6190
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Using An Old Hammer in a New Context: ONRR and DOJ Adopt Aggressive False Claims Act Strategy for Royalty Underpayments

The government is dramatically shifting its strategy for pursuing alleged underpayments of royalties owed on production from federal and Indian mineral leases. For decades, the Department of the Interior (“DOI”)’s Office of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities

EPA Delays Effective Date of RMP Rule Amendments, Environmental Groups File Challenge

On June 14, 2017, EPA published a final rule in the Federal Register delaying the effective date of its Risk Management Program (RMP) rule amendment package for twenty months, until February 19, 2019. EPA’s decision was…more
 /  Environmental Law

DOJ Eliminates Option of Third Party Payments in Settlements

On June 7, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum prohibiting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) from directing any settlement payments to third-party, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that were not…more
 /  Environmental Law

Minamata Convention to Take Effect in August, Restricting the Production and Usage of Mercury Worldwide

On May 17, the European Union and seven EU member states ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, pushing past the 50-state threshold needed for its entry into force. The treaty – the most recent of the global multilateral…more
 /  Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

Notable regional developments abound: Argentina has adopted new hazardous wastes storage rules; Brazil's dangerous good transportation regulations will go into effect shortly; the Chilean Senate unanimously passed a consumer…more
 /  Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

President Trump Announces Withdrawal from Paris Agreement on Climate Change

President Trump announced on Thursday his intention to initiate a formal withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement, a global agreement designed to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas (“GHG”)…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

Perfluorinated Compound Nominated for Listing in Stockholm POPs Convention

Norway has nominated perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (also known as perfluorohexane sulfonate or PFHxS, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) # 355-46-4) for inclusion in the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants…more
 /  Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

OSHA Indefinitely Delays Electronic Reporting Requirements

Last week, the Labor Department indefinitely delayed enforcement of at least the first phase-in deadline of its electronic reporting requirements for injury and illness logs. Specifically, OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

TSCA Nanomaterial Reporting Rule: EPA Delays Effective Date and Releases Draft Guidance for Public Comment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued its Draft Guidance on EPA’s Section 8(a) Information Gathering Rule on Nanomaterials in Commerce ( “Draft Guidance”) on May 16, 2017. See 82 Fed. Reg. 22452 (May 16, 2017)…more
 /  Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

San Mateo Gardens Teaches College District a Lesson on Picking Thorny Subsequent Review Procedure

The California Supreme Court recently addressed an important California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) issue: Who decides whether CEQA’s subsequent review provisions are applicable when there are changes to an adopted project?…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law

Virginia Begins Development of Cap-and-Trade Program for Electric Power Sector

On May 16, 2017, Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Directive 11 (the “Directive”), which directs Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) to develop regulations to reduce greenhouse gas (“GHG”)…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Maryland Takes Key Step for Offshore Wind

On May 11, the Maryland Public Services Commission (PSC) issued $1.9 billion in Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits (ORECs) to two prospective offshore wind developers, effectively ensuring a market for any electricity…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

PHMSA Increases Penalty Limits for Pipeline Safety Violations

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) revised its regulations to increase the maximum civil penalties for violations of Federal pipeline safety laws, as well as any…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

EPA Retracts CERCLA Remedy Selection Authority from Regional Offices for Remedies that Exceed $50 Million

On May 9, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued two new delegations under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) that limit to the Administrator (and possibly the…more
 /  Environmental Law

Executive Order Charts New Path For Offshore Energy Development

On April 28, 2017, the Trump administration issued an Executive Order entitled “Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy.” This EO calls for expanded oil and gas leasing in areas of the U.S. Outer Continental…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities
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