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Successfully Managing Environmental Regulatory Inspections

by Williams Mullen on

Most industrial facilities will, at some point, be inspected by an environmental regulatory agency. Generally, regulatory agencies have authority to enter public or private property that is governed by an environmental...more

Oregon DEQ Pilot Program to Review Long-term Controls at Cleanup Sites

by Stoel Rives LLP on

This March the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) is launching a pilot program to take a fresh look at long-term institutional and engineering controls implemented at cleanup sites that have received No...more

Electronic Reporting to be the NPDES Rule

After a lengthy public notice and comment period, the final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) Electronic Reporting Rule was published in the Federal Register on October 22, 2015, and will become...more

SHE Matters - Summer 2015

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Changes to Comah Regulations - Make Sure You Are Prepared - Strengthening of Enforcement Powers Under the Environmental Permitting Regine and Tackling Waste Crime - Will You Be Affected? - The...more

China Issues Revised Hazardous Chemicals Inventory; Enforcement Likely to Increase

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On February 27, 2015, ten departments under China’s central government jointly issued a revised list of hazardous substances, the Inventory of Hazardous Chemicals (“Inventory"), which will become effective May 1, 2015. ...more

Environmental Alert: "TCEQ Announcement Regarding Storage Vessels Subject to New Source Performance Standards for Oil and Gas...

by Porter Hedges LLP on

In light of EPA’s final amendments to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Oil and Gas Production, Transmission and Distribution, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality released a statement via email on...more

MEDEP Approves Weekly Hazardous Waste Inspection, Aligns Hazardous Matter Reporting Rules

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

On August 20, 2013, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) approved important changes to simplify hazardous waste compliance and reporting. Adopting proposals from earlier this summer that the business...more

Further Changes to NSW Coal Seam Gas Laws

by K&L Gates LLP on

On Tuesday 19 February 2013, the New South Wales (NSW) Government announced a high level package of reforms to coal seam gas (CSG) regulation in NSW. Included in the package endorsed by Cabinet: - the role of the...more

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