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California Environmental Law & Policy Update - April 2021 #3

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Bill targeting PFAS and PFOS chemicals reintroduced in House - Courthouse News Service – April 13 - On Tuesday, the bipartisan PFAS Action Act was introduced for the second time in the U.S. House of Representatives,...more

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PFAS: Expected Litigation Trends

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Key Takeaways - The PFAS litigation landscape – already involving PFAS manufacturers and purchasers of PFAS-containing fluoropolymers and firefighting films – is in the process of expanding, which is putting new companies and...more

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President Biden’s American Jobs Plan: A Bold Mandate for Infrastructure Investment

On March 31, 2021, President Joe Biden unveiled the American Jobs Plan (the “Plan”), an eight-year, $2 trillion investment to modernize and improve U.S. infrastructure, generate jobs and economic growth, and promote American...more

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President Biden introduces ambitious clean energy and climate-change focused infrastructure bill

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On March 31, President Biden unveiled his US$2 trillion infrastructure proposal - the American Jobs Plan - in a speech in Pittsburgh. The American Jobs Plan includes funding for traditional infrastructure areas but also...more

Morgan Lewis

Initial Takeaways from the American Jobs Plan

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The Biden-Harris administration announced its American Jobs Plan, a legislative framework laying out an ambitious $2 trillion investment in physical and human infrastructure, on March 31. The bulk of the proposed spending is...more

Arent Fox

Update: American Jobs Plan Builds Opportunities for Construction Industry

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In an eagerly anticipated action, the Biden Administration announced yesterday the $2.25 trillion dollar “American Jobs Plan,” the first part of the Administration’s Build Back Better Plan. As discussed in our prior...more

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‘The American Jobs Plan’: Biden Administration unveils $2 trillion proposal for infrastructure

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On March 31, the Administration unveiled its long-awaited infrastructure proposal from the President’s Build Back Better Plan. The American Jobs Plan will impact a multitude of industries and the economy in seven key policy...more

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President Biden Unveils Historic Infrastructure Proposal

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The President unveiled details of his historic infrastructure plan this morning, proposing the largest infrastructure investment in U.S. history. ...more

Perkins Coie

Expect Significant Investments in Water Infrastructure

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Earlier this month, a report from the American Society of Civil Engineers gave America’s infrastructure an overall grade of C-. The nation’s water infrastructure fell below that average with a C- for drinking water...more

Morgan Lewis

California Moves on PFOA, PFOS, and Other PFAS Under Proposition 65

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The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently took steps pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known as Proposition...more

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Latest California State Water Board Investigative Order for PFAS Targets Bulk Fuel Storage Terminals and Refineries

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Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) officially released an order (the Order) to investigate and sample for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at over 160 bulk fuel storage...more

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California Selects Several PFAS Substances for Scientific Review and Possible Prop 65 Listing

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On March 26, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) gave notice of its selection of several per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for review and possible...more

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House Energy and Commerce Democrats Release Infrastructure Opening Offer

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House Committee on Energy and Commerce Democrats on March 11, 2021, reintroduced a signature infrastructure package, the Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow's America Act, or LIFT America Act (H.R. 1848) to modernize U.S....more

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EPA Takes Two More Steps Down The Long And Winding Road To National Primary Drinking Water Regulations For PFAS

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In the March 3, 2021 Federal Register, EPA issued its final regulatory determinations for substances on the fourth Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List (“CCL 4”). Under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA is...more

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“Forever Chemicals” Found in Phoenix Metro Area

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On February 23, 2021 the US Air Force issued a press release announcing its distribution of bottled water to homeowners and businesses immediately east of Luke Air Force Base following the discovery of Perfluoroctanoic (PFOA)...more

Downey Brand LLP

State Water Board Issues Notification and Response Levels for PFBS in Drinking Water; DTSC to Finalize Carpets and Rugs with PFAS...

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There has been no shortage of recent regulatory developments concerning per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in California, which are especially relevant to drinking water systems and the consumer product community. ...more

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EPA to Set Enforceable Drinking Water Standards for PFOA and PFOS

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a final regulatory determination for two of the most prevalent per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), PFOA and PFOS, meaning the Agency will now...more

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[Webinar] Taking the Plunge: Lessons Learned from Water System Consolidations - March 23rd, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm PT

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With a wide patchwork of water systems servicing residents across California, there have been ongoing efforts by the Legislature to encourage the consolidation of smaller water systems to take advantage of scale economies and...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

NJDEP Sues The United States Over PFAS Contamination

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On January 14, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) filed suit against the United States to compel the United States to address immediately contamination of New Jersey groundwater with PFOA...more

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Minnesota Publishes PFAS Blueprint to Address Pollution

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Summary - Minnesota’s Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) proposed a PFAS Blueprint, a comprehensive plan to address PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in Minnesota. The proposal details the short-term and long-term...more

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PFAS and the Transition To The Biden Administration: A Round-Up Of Recent PFAS Activity

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Within the first month of the Biden administration, we have seen a high level of attention on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”). Increased focus on these “forever chemicals” is setting the stage for a challenging...more

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USEPA Advances Toward Regulation of PFAS in Drinking Water

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Climate change and environmental justice are currently dominating the conversation in the environmental legal community, but 2021 promises to be an extremely active year for one of the most challenging environmental issues of...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Biden EPA Makes First Moves to Address PFAS in Drinking Water

We don’t need to wait for the confirmation of Michael Regan as the new Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to get the first look at how the Biden administration intends to regulate certain per- and...more

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Increased Risk Of Future Harm Is Not An Injury: Illinois Supreme Court Dismisses Lead Exposure Class Action Against City Of...

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The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that an increased risk of future harm is not an injury; tossing a class action suit which sought damages related to the City of Chicago’s replacement of water meters and water main...more

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The PFAS Problem And The Transition To The Biden Administration: Looking Back And Setting The Stage For 2021

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PFAS regulation is one of the hot environmental topics and a key issue to watch during this next year. In this series of posts, V&E will address the increasing regulatory attention concerning a group of chemicals known as...more

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