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Phone: (202) 789-6000
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  • Administrative Law
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  • Appellate Practice
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  • Environmental Law
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50-100 Attorneys

D.C. Circuit Rejects Industry Challenges to Silica Rule and Remands to OSHA for Further Consideration on Medical Removal Protections

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected all industry challenges to an Obama-era rule on worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica in a December 22, 2017 ruling. In its written decision, the court…more
 /  Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

Happy New Year! With the close of 2017, Latin America ushered in a range of significant initiatives. Brazil proposed lead limits in paints and similar coating materials consistent with current U.N. recommendations. Chile has now…more
 /  Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

USDA Announces New Phytosanitary Requirements for Soybean Exports to China

On December 27, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) announced a new procedure for U.S. soybean exporters to comply with China’s phytosanitary import…more
 /  Agriculture, International Law & Trade

USDA Issues Annual Agricultural Biotechnology Report for China

On December 29, 2017, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS) issued its annual report on the status of agricultural biotechnology in China. According to the new report, which…more
 /  Agriculture, International Law & Trade

Central Massachusetts Sand and Gravel Company Hit with $120,000 Civil Penalty for Air Violations

Kimball Sand Company, Inc. agreed to pay a civil penalty of $120,000 and implement corrective actions as part of a Consent Agreement and Final Order resolving allegations that Kimball operated stone crushing and processing…more
 /  Environmental Law

Academic Institutions: When Renovating, Where Do Your PCBs Go? EPA Region 1 Enforces Against University for Improper PCB Disposal

The University of Connecticut will pay $28,125 as part of a settlement with U.S. EPA resolving allegations that UConn improperly disposed of PCB-contaminated soils during a renovation project in 2013. Academic institutions with…more
 /  Environmental Law

Massachusetts Land Court Applies New Article 97 Guidance and Denies Constitutional Protection to Land Purchased for Water Resource Protection and Compatible Purposes

We recently reported on a new analytical framework created by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the case of Smith v. City of Westfield for conducting analyses to determine whether Article 97 state constitutional…more
 /  Environmental Law

Westport’s Novel Claims for PCB Remediation Costs End at First Circuit

The Town of Westport cannot recover clean-up costs from manufacturers of PCBs used in caulk at the town’s middle school under a variety of common law and statutory theories, according to a ruling by the First Circuit in Town of…more
 /  Environmental Law

Supreme Judicial Court Sets Limitation on Chapter 40B’s Broad Grant of Authority to Local Zoning Boards

In a rare limitation on the broad scope of Massachusetts’ affordable housing law, the state’s top court ruled that amendments by a local board to municipally owned deed restrictions are not covered by the law. In the case of…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

TSCA Mercury Inventory Reporting Rule: Latest Piece of EPA’s Mercury Regulation

EPA has extended the December 26, 2017 deadline for comments on its proposed rule on reporting obligations relating to mercury, mercury compounds, and mercury-added products until January 11, 2018. The proposed rule was…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

DC Circuit Reinstates Federal NEPA Review and Approval of Purple Line Transit Project

On December 19, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a long-awaited ruling upholding the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review for the new light-rail Purple Line in Maryland. As previously…more
 /  Environmental Law, Transportation

California Approves New Amendments to Proposition 65 Safe-Harbor Regulations

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced on December 6, 2017 that the state had approved new amendments (Final Amendments) to the Proposition 65 Clear and Reasonable Warning regulations…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from October 16, 2017 – November 15, 2017. This month brings us a heavy environmental regulatory agenda in Latin America. Brazil aimed to close loopholes on take-back agreements,…more
 /  Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

Second Circuit to Expedite Review of Whether NYSDEC Waived Jurisdiction Over Water Quality Certification, After Denying Stay of Millennium Pipeline Construction

On December 7, the Second Circuit rejected the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) request for a stay of construction of the Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC’s Valley Lateral natural gas pipeline project…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Top 10 Questions to Consider If Sued Under RCRA’s Citizen Suit Provisions

No longer only a tool of public interest groups, an ever expanding group of plaintiffs – including commercial plaintiffs – are using the citizen suit provision of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), 42 U.S.C. §…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law
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