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Maine DEP Plans to Tighten Opacity Standards in Response to EPA SIP Call

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

You think maintaining compliance with opacity standards is a challenge now – just wait. As anyone who has started a campfire knows, opacity (the density of the smoke) tends to be high when starting and ending fuel burning,...more

Environmental Case Law Update

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” Many important environmental and administrative law decisions were reported by the federal and state courts over the past six months. The courts are dealing with very...more

DC Circuit Upholds EPA’s CAA Rules Governing Industrial Boilers and Incinerators

On July 29, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit released a very longno (156 pages) opinion essentially upholding every regulatory decision made by the EPA in three major Clean Air Act (CAA) rulemakings: the...more

Some Things Upcoming in 2016

by Burr & Forman on

As the New Year begins, a number of issues will compete for attention from Congress and the courts, and we may even get some final determinations about matters that have been long simmering. Much of the substantive work of...more

Repetitive Water Heater Failure Claims – New Theories of Recovery

by Cozen O'Connor on

It can be frustrating when pursuit of a products liability case is not economically feasible due to the small dollar value of the claim. This is especially true with repetitive failure claims – when the same type of product...more

Boiler Owners Must Submit Notification to EPA by July 19, 2014

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

In December 2012, the U.S. EPA finalized changes to its National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Source Boilers at 40 C.F.R. Part 63, Subpart JJJJJJ. Under this regulation, owners or operators of...more

Boiler Compliance Deadline Has Arrived!

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

U.S. EPA recently finalized amendments to its rules regulating boilers at small facilities all over the country. The rule, called the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Industrial,...more

Environmental Alert: Requirements for Existing Area Source Boilers

Regulatory Deadline to File Initial Notification for Existing Area Source Boilers Is January 20, 2014 - This is a reminder that you may be required to file an initial notification with the U.S. EPA and Pennsylvania DEP...more

EPA’s New Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials Rule

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In its massive new industrial boiler rules (issued January 31, 2013), EPA singled out “manufacturers of motor vehicle parts and accessories” as one of the most affected industry types. On February 7, 2013, EPA issued a new...more

Energy And Environment Update -- February 17, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Government Accountability...more

Boiler Or Incinerator And Secondary Materials That Are Solid (Not Hazardous) Wastes

by Burr & Forman on

It’s almost never easy to fathom federal environmental regulations and this held true when a set of regulations was recently issued by the U.S. EPA. On December 20, 2012, the Agency issued a series of rules, primarily under...more

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