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Waters of the United States/Clean Water Act: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Corps of Engineers Finalizes New Rule

On January 23rd the United States Environmental Protection Agency and United States Corps of Engineers (collectively “EPA”) announced the finalization of a new rule addressing the Clean Water Act definition of Waters of the...more

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TIFIA Goes Rural!

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Last week I attended the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. During my Revenue and Finance Committee meeting we heard a presentation from Roger Bohnert, Director of Outreach and Development, for...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

New Year's Resolution for Public Agencies: Prepare to use Vehicle Miles Traveled as the Metric for Transportation Impacts under...

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A Change in Methodology Will be Required Statewide July 1 - Although a paradigm shift for analyzing transportation impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act has been approaching ever since Senate Bill 743...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Trump Administration Proposes Sweeping Reforms to National Environmental Policy Act Requirements for Federal Agencies

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The Trump Administration has proposed the first major changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in more than three decades. These proposed changes (announced in a Jan. 10, 2020 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)...more

Allen Matkins

Multifamily Owners: New Laws Provide Opportunity to Add Units

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Several California laws adopted in 2019 to facilitate accessory dwelling units (ADUs) directly benefit multifamily owners. The primary laws of interest are Assembly Bill 68 (Ting), Assembly Bill 881 (Bloom), and Senate Bill...more

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LAST CALL: January 24, 2020 is the Deadline to Extend your Building and Development Permits

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In response to Hurricane Dorian, Governor Ron DeSantis has issued Executive Order No. 19-190 (reaffirming and amending Executive Order No. 19-189) declaring a state of emergency for all 67 counties in the state of Florida....more

Baker Donelson

TDEC Develops New Model Brownfield Agreement, Further Regulatory Developments Planned

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recently announced that it has developed a new template agreement for use under Tennessee's Voluntary Cleanup Oversite and Assistance Program, Tennessee Code...more

International Lawyers Network

Buying and Selling Real Estate in Costa Rica (Updated)

KEY FACTS OF REAL ESTATE ACQUISITIONS UNDER COSTA RICAN LAW - General - Real estate law in Costa Rica is governed by the principles established in the Costa Rican Civil Code for acquiring, selling and in any way...more

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Final Rule Narrowing Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

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EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Give New Waters of the U.S. Definition - The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers today issued a final rule with a new definition of “Waters of the United States” that...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

PFAS Added to Toxic Release Inventory Reporting

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At the end of 2019, President Trump signed into law the “PFAS Act of 2019” (contained in the National Defense Authorization Act), triggering reporting of a significant number of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for...more

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Final Regulations on Opportunity Zones

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On December 19, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) issued final regulations (the “Final Regulations”) under section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code...more

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Cobalt Contamination/Leased Facility: Federal District Court Addresses Motion to Dismiss Cost Recovery Action

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California (“Court”) addressed in a November 18th Order a cost recovery action involving cobalt contamination. See Quantum Labs, Inc. v. Maxim Integrated Prods....more

Snell & Wilmer

Trump Proposes Rules to Expedite Infrastructure Projects

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On January 9, 2020, in one of the more significant environmental proposals of the current administration, President Trump’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) proposed updates to its regulations for implementing the...more

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ANOTHER Chemical Release Reporting Obligation????

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has proposed new accidental chemical release reporting requirements that are broad in scope and would cover additional chemicals, threshold...more

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Agricultural Conservation Easement Program: U.S. Department of Agriculture Publishes Interim Rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) recent efforts to update the Farm Bill’s Title II conservation programs continued into the 2020 year. USDA has issued since early December a number of interim final rules to...more

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Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda for January 2020

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Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s January 23, 2020 meeting, pursuant to the agenda as issued on January 16, 2020. Agenda items E-1, E-2, E-3, E-6, E-7, E-8, E-9, and...more

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Brownfields Are Indeed Opportunity Zones

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new incentive program to spur development in distressed communities that qualify as “Opportunity Zones.” Opportunity Zones are designed to encourage economic growth and investment in...more

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New York Adopts Nitrogen Oxide Emissions Rule Aimed at Mitigating Peaker Plant Emissions and Boosting Energy Storage

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently adopted a final rule reducing the allowable level of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions during the higher ozone level season. ...more

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MS4/NPDES Permit: City of Little Rock Request for Commission Review and Adjudicatory Hearing

The City of Little Rock, Arkansas (“Little Rock”) filed a January 16th Request for Commission Review and Adjudicatory Hearing (“Request”) before the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission (“Commission”) challenging...more

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Manifesting Non-Creditable Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals/New Four Character Code: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency RCRA...

The United States Environmental Agency (“EPA”) released December 19, 2019 interpretive guidance titled: Manifesting Non-Creditable Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals – New Four Character Code (“Guidance”) - The document...more

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AT&T Balloon Test Notice Mendon, VT

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Balloon Test Notice for AT&T FirstNet Tower in Mendon, VT - New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (“AT&T”), for itself and the federal First Responder Network Authority (“FirstNet”) proposes to install a 140’ monopole...more

Bilzin Sumberg

Stipends in P3 Procurement: Why Pay the Losers?

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The procurement process for a public-private partnership differs in many respects from the ordinary public-procurement process for goods and services. To be sure, P3s are often large-scale and high-profile, with sophisticated...more

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In re PennEast Pipeline Company: A New Twist in the Pipeline or Established Constitutional Law?

Adding another chapter to the legal controversies that continue to rage over the siting of new gas pipelines, on September 10, 2019 the Third Circuit upheld the State of New Jersey’s sovereign immunity objection to the...more

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Solar Energy Project/Municipal Regulation: Massachusetts Land Court Addresses Challenge to Special Permit Requirement

The Massachusetts Land Court (“Land Court”) in a December 24th decision addressed a challenge to the Town of Ware’s (the “Town”) requirement that PLH LLC (“PLH”) obtain a special permit for its proposed ground-mounted solar...more

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Final Regulations Clarify and Liberalize Many Rules Governing Qualified Opportunity Fund Formation and Operations

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Seyfarth Synopsis: On December 19, 2019, the U.S. Treasury issued final Qualified Opportunity Zone regulations (the “Final QOZ Regulations”). Subject to the commentary in the Preamble to the Final QOZ Regulations on circular...more

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