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Tenants Gain Broader Liability Protection Under CERCLA

Buried in the 800-plus pages of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, is a change broadening the bona fide prospective purchaser (BFPP) defense for tenants under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and...more

4/19/2018  /  BFPP , CERCLA , Contamination , EPA , Tenants

What to Expect in Environmental Regulation for 2018

Deregulation was one of the primary promises of President Trump’s campaign, and the administration has been keeping that promise, particularly as it relates to environmental regulations. Rule rollbacks are on a fast track...more

EPA Approves Use of Updated ASTM Phase I Standard for Forestland, Rural Property

ASTM International on Jan. 3, 2017, updated its Phase I environmental site assessment standard for assessing large rural and forestland properties. This Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I...more

1/18/2018  /  AAI , ASTM , Environmental Site Assessment , EPA

What to Expect in Environmental Regulation for 2017

The inauguration of President Donald J. Trump on Jan. 20 began a period of change expected to include the rollback of programs, withdrawal of regulations, and changes to policy that will affect all aspects of environmental...more

ASTM Updates Phase I Standard for Assessing Forestland or Rural Property

On Jan. 3, ASTM International released an updated version of its Phase I environmental site assessment standard for assessing rural and forestland properties for potential releases of hazardous substances and petroleum...more

1/12/2017  /  AAI , ASTM , Environmental Site Assessment , EPA

Environment 2016: Waste Management and Contamination Issues

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized and proposed a number of rules and guidance in 2015 - changes the regulated community will need to monitor closely in 2016, including how many states may implement...more

2016 Water Outlook

There are several significant regulatory and legal actions involving water issues that are expected to unfold in 2016. Each has the potential to significantly impact the regulated community and all bear watching in 2016. ...more

Clean Water Environmental Issues for 2015

There are a handful of legal and regulatory issues on the horizon in 2015 that are worth watching. Some of these issues, like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Cooling Water Rule and the U.S. Army Corps of...more

Environment 2015: Contamination and Waste Management Issues

This year is sure to bring a number of significant changes in the areas of waste management and cleanup, vapor intrusion, due diligence and issues related to real estate purchases. ...more

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