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Answers to 3 Key Questions About the Remediation of Superfund and Brownfield Sites Under President Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

In addition to addressing the repair of roads and bridges, President Trump’s infrastructure proposal addresses a decidedly less popular infrastructure element — Superfund Sites and Brownfield Sites. It is worth looking at how...more

2018 Environmental Legislative Update No. 5

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Welcome to our Environmental Legislative Updates. Throughout Connecticut’s legislative session, these updates highlight developments concerning environmental law and policy. The author prepares updates as Legislative...more

Brownfields: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Awards East Arkansas Planning and Development District $300,000 for Assessments

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced in an April 25th news release that it had awarded $300,000 to the East Arkansas Planning and Development District(“East District”). The East District is...more

Brownfields Programs: Environmental Council of the States Resolution Supporting Federal Funding

The Environmental Council of the States (“ECOS”) approved a resolution titled: In Support of Federal Funding for Brownfields Programs (“Resolution”)...more

New CERCLA Brownfields Amendments

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 includes, at pages 1768-1786 of the bill, the “Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2018,” also known as the “BUILD Act.” This is a bi-partisan bill...more

Nonprofit Universities Eligibility for Brownfields Tax Credits, Massachusetts Appeals Court Confirms

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Nonprofits are eligible for transferrable Brownfields tax credits for remediation conducted prior to 2006 according to a recent ruling by the Massachusetts Appeals Court. As we previously reported in March 2016, the...more

BUILD Act Includes Added Protection and Incentives for Brownfield Redevelopment and Renewable Energy

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, which President Trump signed on March 23, 2018, includes 2,300 pages of appropriations and priorities for the operation of the federal government over the next fiscal year. It also...more

More Utility-Scale and/or Brownfield Solar RECs Are Sought Under Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act

On March 21, the Illinois Commerce Commission (“ICC”) publicly approved certain results from the Illinois Power Agency’s (“IPA”) Spring 2018 First Procurement of solar Renewable Energy Credits (“RECs”) from utility-scale...more

2018 Environmental Legislative Update No. 3

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

In the rocket launching business, “Max Q” is point of maximum stress due to the combination of acceleration and air density. Judging from the number of items in today’s update, the session may have reached legislative Max Q....more

Proposed Changes To CERCLA/Superfund, Brownfield Redevelopment Projects – Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Impacts More Than Planes,...

by Cole Schotz on

On February 12, 2018, the Trump Administration released its much-anticipated Infrastructure Plan. While the bulk of the more than 50-page document proposes a wide array of funding and reforms for various infrastructure...more

Mining & Metals 2018: Full speed ahead?

by White & Case LLP on

The larger diversifieds delivered sizeable returns for shareholders in 2017, with the promise of more to come. But what does the overall picture look like for 2018? Thanks to surging commodity prices driven by robust...more

Administration Issues “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America”

Recently, the Trump Administration released a 53-page Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America of legislative proposals to rebuild American infrastructure, which it defines as surface transportation,...more

Administration's Infrastructure Plan Supports Reuse of Brownfields and Superfund Sites

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Trump Administration released an ambitious $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Feb. 12, 2018 – a plan that includes many provisions focused upon encouraging the reuse of contaminated brownfields and Superfund sites. ...more

Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On February 12, 2018, the White House unveiled its 55-page proposal for infrastructure investment, the Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure. The sweeping proposal seeks to inject funding into several key areas...more

Governor's Proposed Suspension of Tax Credits Could Stall Real Estate Development

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Governor Cuomo’s recently released Executive Budget may not be well received amongst those planning on redeveloping urban areas, restoring historic structures, remediating contaminated real property or proposing affordable...more

Abandoned Underground Storage Tanks: December 2017 Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials Report

The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (“ASTSWMO”) issued a December 2017 report titled: Summary of State Programs and Data on Abandoned Underground Storage Tanks and Facilities...more

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE): Will Gruber (Pulaski County) Brownfield Presentation

Harbor Environmental and Pulaski County, Arkansas jointly sponsored a November 15th seminar held in North Little Rock, Arkansas addressing a variety of Arkansas Brownfield issues...more

Federal Brownfield Legislation: U.S. House of Representatives Passes Amendments

The U.S. House of Representatives (“House”) on November 30th passed amendments that would address the federal Brownfield program. H.R. 3017 is titled the “Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and...more

Restoring Lives and Revitalizing Communities: Josh Fout (Pulaski County) Brownfield Presentation

Harbor Environmental and Pulaski County jointly sponsored a November 15th seminar held in North Little Rock, Arkansas addressing a variety of Arkansas Brownfield issues. Mr. Josh Fout, who serves as Pulaski County...more

Connecticut Launches New and Incentivized Brownfields Program

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On October 31, Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law Connecticut’s bipartisan budget bill, which provides for a tax incentive plan to support brownfields remediation and reuse. The new plan, called the 7/7 Brownfields...more

Houston Astros Minute Maid Park: Home of the World Series Champions (and a Former Brownfield)

The Houston Astros have an additional distinction besides its World Series win. The Astros Minute Maid Park is on the site of a former 38-acre Brownfield....more

CT Creates New Brownfields Program, Adopts Brownfields Tax Credit

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Buried in an 881-page budget bill passed Thursday by the Connecticut General Assembly was a new program to support remediation and reuse of brownfields – properties long contaminated and underutilized – as well as new job...more

Appellate Division Clears Way for Business Entities to Receive Brownfield Innocent Party Grants When Property Is Transferred among...

by Blank Rome LLP on

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently lessened the rigidity by which an innocent purchaser may be eligible for a so-called “Innocent Party Grant” to cover costs associated with the remediation of contaminated property....more

SEQRA Permits Lead Agency To Remove Conditions from Conditional Declarations

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Petitioners, residents and nearby occupants (“Petitioners”), commenced a hybrid Article 78 proceeding and declaratory judgment action against the Planning Board of the Village of Tuckahoe (“Board”) and others in Murphy v....more

Property Needs Environmental Cleanup? Don't Scrap It, SCAP It!

by Lewitt Hackman on

Property owners in California may have access to state funds for environmental cleanup of smaller brownfields projects. The money comes from two pieces of environmental legislation passed in 2014....more

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