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Environmental Notes - February 2024

Clock is Ticking as EPA Proposes Ban of the Manufacture, Processing and Commercial Use of the Widely Used Chemical TCE - EPA recently proposed a ban of trichloroethylene, commonly known as TCE, under the Toxic Substances Control… more

PFAS Update: 2024 Look-Ahead - Recent EPA Initiatives


As discussed in more detail in BCLP’s 2023 federal recap client alert, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) were a major focus for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in 2023, and 2024 will likely mark… more

BARDA BioMaP-Consortium Up and Running

In a previous Update, we reported on the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority’s (BARDA) plans to implement the new Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Preparedness-Consortium (BioMaP-Consortium or Consortium), which was… more

Guiding Captives Through Global Developments

Bermuda formed the first modern captive in 1962 and remains the leading offshore captive domicile, with approximately 700 licenced captives on its register. Bermuda’s captive industry has remained resilient in the face of unprecedented… more

US Data Privacy Guide

The effective dates of new U.S. data privacy laws are closing in. Currently, thirteen states have passed comprehensive data privacy laws in the United States: California, Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, Iowa, Indiana, Tennessee… more

SEC to Ban Exchange Volume-Based Pricing Tiers

While the SEC meddling in industry pricing and other commercial matters is not a new phenomenon, a recent SEC proposal reflects an enhanced willingness by the agency to tightly grip the industry’s purse strings (and a slow but steady… more

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