Beveridge & Diamond PC

United States
Phone: (202) 789-6000
Fax: (202) 789-6190
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Washington
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

EPA Continues Reforms to NSR and Other Clean Air Act Permitting Programs

On March 13, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released a guidance memorandum announcing a new policy designed to clarify when a proposed project will trigger New Source Review (“NSR”) under the Clean Air…more
 /  Environmental Law

Second Circuit Confirms NYSDEC Waived Water Quality Certification Authority by Delaying Decision on Application

On March 12, the Second Circuit held that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) waived its authority to review Millennium’s request for a water quality certification under Section 401 of the Clean…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Carbon Pricing Roundup: Recent Developments in the US and Abroad

The first quarter of 2018 has been a busy one for efforts to put a price on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, both in the United States and abroad. In February, the European Union (EU) approved reforms to the EU Emissions Trading…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

EPA Proposes Revisions to Rules for Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities

Today, EPA published a proposal to amend the regulations in 40 CFR Part 257, Subpart D, governing the disposal of coal combustion residuals (“CCR” or coal ash) in landfills and surface impoundments. The proposed rule is the…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Supreme Court Poised to Overrule Requirement that Takings Claims be Filed In State Court

Signaling a possible sea change in takings law, the United States Supreme Court has accepted for review the Third Circuit’s decision in Rose Mary Knick v. Scott Township, Pennsylvania, 862 F.3d 310 (3d Cir. 2017), cert…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

EPA Issues Proposal to Streamline Requirements for Hazardous Aerosol Can Wastes by Classifying and Regulating Them as “Universal Wastes”

On March 5, 2018, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) signed a proposed rule to classify and regulate hazardous aerosol can wastes as “universal wastes” under the federal Resource Conservation…more
 /  Environmental Law

D.C. Circuit Revises Its 2017 Ruling on the RCRA Definition of Solid Waste, Clarifying When Recyclable Materials May Be Classified as Non-Wastes

On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) issued a ruling that revises its 2017 decision on the definition of solid waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act…more
 /  Environmental Law

For the First Time, U.S. EPA Proposes to Add a Site to the National Priorities List Solely Based on the Risk Posed by Vapor Intrusion

The National Priorities List is designed to identify the contaminated sites that pose the highest risk to human health or the environment so that U.S. EPA can focus its efforts on these sites. For the first time, on January 18,…more
 /  Environmental Law

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from January 16 – February 15, 2018. Greetings! As we move into the new year, look for changes in this space! We will be responding to client needs and requests to include more…more
 /  Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

Industry Wins First Round in California Climate Change Litigation

Yesterday, a California federal district court dealt a serious blow to two California cities’ climate change lawsuits against several major oil and gas companies. Judge William Alsup issued an order denying the plaintiffs’…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Get Ready for Compliance: Recent Updates on EPA’s Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

The composite wood product industry may face an earlier compliance deadline under EPA’s Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products (Standards) than the deadline currently set by EPA. On February 16, 2018, a…more
 /  Environmental Law

TSCA Reform Implementation and Expected 2018 Developments

Some 20 months have passed since the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) was signed into law, making wide and significant changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). During that time, EPA…more
 /  Environmental Law

Discharges and Hydrologic Connection to Groundwater: EPA Seeking Comment as Courts Weigh In

If the first two months of 2018 are any indication, events to play out over the rest of the year will have a major impact on what constitutes a “discharge” subject to regulation under Section 402 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). …more
 /  Environmental Law

Ninth Circuit Orders EPA to Update Standards for Lead-Based Paint and Dust Hazards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must propose an update of its lead-based paint and dust hazard standards by March 27, 2018, according to a court order. The current standards were promulgated in 2001, and have never…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Environmental Law

West Coast “Super Tort” PCB Suits Have Staying Power

Public nuisance theories are increasingly being pursued against product manufacturers and distributors. Actions filed over the past three years by West Coast municipalities and states against PCB-manufacturer Monsanto have…more
 /  Environmental Law
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