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Montana is the Latest State to Propose TENORM Regulations

On August 18, 2017, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) formally proposed regulations providing additional requirements for the management of technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive...more

Michigan Legislature Proposes Bill To Further Regulate TENORM Disposal

The Michigan legislature recently introduced Senate Bill 503 to tighten up Michigan’s existing disposal guidelines pertaining to TENORM or Technologically Enhanced, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material. Michigan has...more

USEPA and Army Corps Propose Rule to Rollback the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule

On June 27, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule and recodify the definition of “waters of the United States,” known as...more

Emails With An Environmental Consultant Are Not Protected by the Attorney-Client Privilege, But May Be Protected Under the...

A federal district court in Indiana recently ruled on whether email communications with environmental contractors hired by an attorney are protected from discovery. In Valley Forge Ins. Co. v. Hartford Iron & Metal, Inc., No....more

Kentucky Proposes Regulations to Address Technologically-Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (TENORM) Associated...

Filling in a gap in its regulations, Kentucky proposes new regulations for technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive materials or TENORM. The regulations were in response to concerns about the management of...more

Presidential Executive Order Begins Rollback of the “Waters of the United States Rule”

The rollback of the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule is underway. Last week, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army...more

EPA’s Newly Adopted Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule: A Much-Needed Improvement

On November 28, 2016, the EPA published its Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, finalizing a much-needed update to the 30-year old Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste generator regulations. ...more

EPA Rulemaking in the Trump Administration

Mr. Trump made cutting regulations a central promise of his campaign. At one point he suggested 70% of federal regulations could be eliminated. Although his staff quickly walked that number back, there is little doubt that...more

How President-Elect Trump’s Environmental Policy Might Shift Environmental Protection Responsibility to the States and Citizens

Donald Trump is set to assume the presidency on January 20, 2017. At Environmental Law Next we are taking a look at what that will mean for American environmental law. We will be providing our own perspective as well as...more

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