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EPCRA Clean Water Act Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act

The (much!) Higher Cost of Non-Compliance: Federal Civil Penalties Increase

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

EPA has released an interim final rule with penalty adjustments mandated by a new law (“Interim Rule” or “Rule”). Most importantly, the “catch up” adjustments under the Interim Rule carry quite a wallop for those subject to...more

Regulatory Enforcement for Food and Beverage Industry Heats Up

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Mid-to-late June 2016, federal and state authorities brought a variety of enforcement actions against food and beverage companies under environmental, health, and safety statutes, suggesting increased governmental oversight...more

Maximum Civil Penalties for Violations of Environmental Statutes are now Significantly Higher After Inflation Adjustment

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: EPA finalized its new per violation penalty rules that in some cases now increase by substantial amounts. In a federal rulemaking published last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...more

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