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Specification Packaging Marking/Hazardous Materials Regulations: Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Addresses...

The United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) addressed in a March 13th letter a request for clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (“HMR”) applicability to specification...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

California Clarifies Scope of Prop 65 Listing for Soluble Nickel Compounds

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California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued an important clarification of the scope of last year’s listing of “soluble” nickel compounds as reproductive toxins under Proposition 65....more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

OEHHA Publishes Prop 65 Definition of Nickel (Soluble Compounds)

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On May 2, 2019, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published a definition of nickel (soluble compounds) for the purposes of Proposition 65 (Prop 65). Under the notice, nickel (soluble...more

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California Office of the State Fire Marshal Announces Expected Delay for New Pipeline Regulations and Provides Other Updates at...

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From April 17-18, 2019, we attended the California Office of the State Fire Marshal’s (“OSFM”) annual Hazardous Liquid Safety Seminar in Long Beach. We learned, among other updates, that OSFM plans to delay its proposed July...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

EPA Seeks Comments on Draft Interim Recommendations for Addressing Emerging Contaminants PFOA and PFOS in Groundwater

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EPA has released its Draft Interim Recommendations for Addressing Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) for public review and comment as part of the Agency’s PFAS...more

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Keeping up with Maine PFAS Developments: The Maine PFAS Tracker

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Pierce Atwood’s Environmental Practice Group is pleased to offer the Maine PFAS Tracker, a listing of Maine government Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) actions and standards. The Maine PFAS tracker captures current...more

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Vermont Legislature Passes Bill That Would Impose Strict PFAS Limits

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The Vermont State legislature has enacted a bill designed to set strict limits on the presence of perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS) in drinking water....more

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Hazardous Materials/Transportation: U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Addresses Overpacking Question

The United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) in a February 25th letter provided clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (“HMR”) applicable to the shipment of hazardous...more

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Restrictions on Discontinued Uses of Asbestos: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Promulgates Significant New Use Rule

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in an April 25th Federal Register Notice promulgated a Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) Significant New Use Rule (“SNUR”) applicable to asbestos. See 84 Fed. Reg....more

Holland & Knight LLP

EPA Issues Draft Interim PFAS Guidelines for Public Comment

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On April 25, 2019, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced issuance of Draft Interim Recommendations to Address Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic Acid and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate. According to...more

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New PHMSA Lithium Ion Battery Rule Seeks Harmony in the Safe Skies

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Safety hazards presented by the air transportation of lithium ion batteries are once again the subject of regulatory action in the United States. The U.S. DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Michigan Governor Moves to Establish Enforceable PFAS Limits

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On March 29, 2019, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the formation of a science advisory workgroup and her order for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), formally the Michigan Department of...more

Akerman LLP

Is PFAS The New Asbestos?

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Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) refer to a family of thousands of man-made chemicals — the most common being PFOA, PFOS, and GenX — that are heat-, water-, grease-, and oil-resistant. Because of these...more

Holland & Knight LLP

More Requirements and More Uncertainty - New York PFAS Update

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By way of background, in 2016 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) listed two long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—PFOA and PFOS—as hazardous substances. However, NYSDEC did...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

MassDEP Proposes to Ratchet Down PFAS Standards

On Friday, MassDEP proposed a number of revisions to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, including reporting and cleanup standards for PFAS. The proposed GW-1 standard, applicable to current and potential drinking water...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Massachusetts Proposes Cleanup Standards for PFAS

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MassDEP proposed groundwater cleanup standards for PFAS significantly lower than the federal health advisory as part of its long-expected proposed revisions to Massachusetts’ regulations governing the assessment and cleanup...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

EPA Announces Final SNUR for Asbestos Will “Close Loophole and Protect Consumers”

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On April 17, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final significant new use rule (SNUR) for asbestos using the definition in Title II, Section 202 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which...more

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Sale of Building/Superfund: Federal Appellate Court (Eighth Circuit) Addresses Arranger Liability Issue

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (“Eighth Circuit”) addressed in an April 11th opinion a Section 107(a) (3) Comprehensive Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) arranger issue. See U.S....more

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Vermont Legislative Update 04-12-2019 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

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PFAS bill progresses - The House Natural Resources Committee finished deliberation this week on S.49, a bill that grants the Agency of Natural Resources more discretion in setting the maximum contaminant level for PFAS...more

Holland & Knight LLP

President Trump Jumpstarts LNG Development and Transportation

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On April 11, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order on Promoting Energy Infrastructure on Economic Growth which included provisions related to updating regulations linked to facilities which handle liquefied natural...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Retail and Consumer Products Law Roundup - April 2019

California Readies for Statewide Extended Producer Responsibility for Pharma Waste - The sale of needles (sharps) and pharmaceutical drugs in California is estimated to be on the order of $50 billion per year. Significant...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

California Readies for Statewide Extended Producer Responsibility for Pharma Waste

The sale of needles (sharps) and pharmaceutical drugs in California is estimated to be on the order of $50 billion per year. Significant concerns have been raised about adverse impacts of wastes generated from the use of...more

Holland & Knight LLP

PFAS: Still Only an Emerging Contaminant? In New Jersey, It’s Here

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In the final week of March 2019, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) took two unusually broad actions regarding contamination caused by poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). On March 25, 2019,...more

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What's All the PFAS About?

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of over 4,000 synthetic chemicals that have been in use world-wide since the 1940s. They are found in a wide array of consumer and industrial products, including...more

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EPA Announces Action Plan for Two PFAS, Including in Consumer Products

PFAS are currently the subject of significant regulatory action, research, litigation, and public debate based on recent reports which claim that two PFAS, Perfluorooctanoic Acid (“PFOA”) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate...more

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