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EPA Lists First Sites to NPL for Vapor Intrusion

Last week, EPA added two sites to the National Priorities List (NPL), a list of sites of national priority for known or threatened releases of hazardous substances, solely for the risks posed by vapor intrusion. ...more

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CERCLA/RCRA Cost Recovery Action: Federal Court Addresses Individual Liability Question

A United States District Court (Eastern District of California) (“Court”) addressed in a September 4th opinion the potential liability of an individual under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”) and...more

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Railroad/Hazardous Materials Transportation: Federal Appellate Court Addresses Constitutional/Preemption Challenge to California...

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (“Court”) addressed in a September 13th opinion a judicial challenge to California Senate Bill 84 (“SB 84”) which requires railroads to collect fees from customers...more

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Companies are preparing for EU substance restrictions to kick in from July 2019

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The deadline for companies to comply with EU legislation banning certain substances from a wide range of electric and electronic goods is fast approaching. The substance restrictions were previously limited to household...more

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The Rain Is Coming: Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Employee Safety During Hurricane Season

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Seyfarth Synopsis: With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, employers are looking at potentially huge liabilities, including employee injuries and fatalities, not to mention facility damage and rebuilding....more

Holland & Knight LLP

EPA Extends Deadline for PFAS Comments to September 28, 2018

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In the wake of the PFAS National Leadership Summit convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 22-23, 2018, EPA opened a public docket to solicit comments on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a...more

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Company And Its Executives/Owners Charged With Criminally Violating Worker Safety And Environmental Laws That Led To Workers’...

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Seyfarth Synopsis:  A railcar cleaning company and its executive officers were recently charged in a 22-count indictment with conspiracy, violating worker safety standards resulting in worker deaths, violating the Resource...more

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Sixth Circuit Holds Class Certification On Issues Is Appropriate In Toxic Tort Action

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Seyfarth Synopsis: In a toxic tort class action stemming from automotive and dry cleaning facilities’ alleged contamination of groundwater near Dayton, Ohio, the Sixth Circuit affirmed an Ohio federal district court’s grant...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - August 2018

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Focus - Trump administration to freeze fuel-efficiency requirements in move likely to spur legal battle with states - THE WASHINGTON POST - Aug 2 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S....more

Dentons

Notable news in the Environmental Law in the Czech Republic (Czech)

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Essential novelties in environmental law - As part of the environmental practice of Dentons, we provide you with the third quarterly issue with a review of topical issues and forthcoming legislation on environmental law....more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Certification Denied in Glass Manufacturing Pollution Class Action

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In a potential sign of increased scrutiny of environmental class actions under recent Supreme Court decisions, a class of property owners and residents near Danville, Kentucky, were denied class certification in a class...more

Faegre Baker Daniels

EPA Continues PFAS Regulatory Effort Through Community Engagement Tour

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Next week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will take the next step in one of its 2018 priority items: mitigating contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Environmental Protection Agency...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

CERCLA/Superfund Action: Federal Court Addresses Owner/Operator Issue

A United States District Court (Eastern District of California) addressed in a June 27th decision an issue involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) terms “Owner” and...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

Brick/Clay MACT: Environmentalists in a TKO Over Industry

Earlier this month, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on challenges to EPA’s National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from the brick and clay industries. The Court granted the environmentalists’...more

Fisher Phillips

An Attorney's Perspective on Combustible Dust Compliance

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I handled my first combustible dust case in the late 80s and long before I worked at the Imperial Sugar plant event, I had learned about the fickle and never-to-be-taken lightly risks associated with combustible dust....more

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Tightening Silica Exposure Standards

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On June 23, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented one of the final legs of a new rule limiting worker exposure to crystalline silica (or simply “silica”). ...more

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SPCC Regulations/Clean Water Act: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Proposal Declining Applicability to Hazardous Substances

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in June 25th Federal Register notice states that it will establish no additional regulatory requirements under the Clean Water Act 311(j)(1)(C) for hazardous...more

Locke Lord LLP

Hardrock Miners May Soon be Subject to CERCLA Financial Assurance Requirements

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Hardrock mining facilities may soon be compelled to demonstrate that they have the financial wherewithal to address potential hazardous substance risks and response costs under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Latest PFAS Developments

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On June 19, 2018, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup (BWSC) issued its Interim Guidance on Sampling and Analysis for PFAS at Disposal Sites Regulated under the...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

112(r) Clean Air Act/Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Operator of Winchester, Kentucky Cold Food Storage...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Save-A-Lot, Ltd. (“SAL”) entered into a May 8th Consent Agreement (“CA”) addressing alleged violations of Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act and the regulations...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

EPA Proposes Tanking New “SPCC” for Hazardous Substances Regulation

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Reversing course from an Obama-era EPA agreement to initiate a rulemaking to impose spill prevention, countermeasure and control (SPCC) requirements for hazardous substances, EPA announced on June 19th that it believes that...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

OSHA Announces 30-Day Grace Period for Enforcement of Silica Standard for General Industry

Employers that are worried about whether their new or upgraded programs for silica protection will pass regulatory muster under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) general industry standard for...more

Stinson Leonard Street

WARNING: California Prop 65 Amendments Take Effect on August 30, 2018

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Do you manufacture, distribute or supply consumer products (or component parts thereof) that are sold in California? If you do, then you likely are familiar with the California Proposition 65 warnings that should accompany...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

OSHA Enforcement Memo for Crystalline Silica Standard in General Industry and Maritime

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OSHA has just released a Memorandum on the Enforcement Launch for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard in General Industry and Maritime rules....more

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Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Legal Bulletin | June 2018

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LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS & STANDARDS - Hawaii Bans Two Sunscreen Ingredients - The Hawaii legislature has passed a law that will prohibit the sale or distribution of sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate after...more

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