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Hazardous Waste

EPA Proposes Recycling Aerosol Cans As Universal Waste

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: EPA announces its proposal to streamline the regulation of hazardous waste aerosol cans by adding them to the list of materials that can be managed under the Universal Waste management system....more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - March 2018 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - U.S. loses bid to halt children's climate change lawsuit - Reuters - Mar 7 A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected the U.S. government’s bid to halt a lawsuit filed by a group of...more

Dumpster Divers Extract Millions of Dollars. Again.

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

From 2013 through 2015 investigators checked trash dumpsters from Home Depot stores. Based on what they found, the California Attorney General and various District Attorneys (collectively the “State”) brought a claim with...more

Hazardous Waste Enforcement: State of California and Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. Stipulation for Entry of Final Judgment/Permanent...

The California Attorney General (“AG”) announced a settlement with Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. (“Home Depot”) addressing alleged violations of: California Hazardous Waste Control Law...more

Hazardous Substances/Bodily Injury Claim: New York Court Addresses Potential Liability of Engineering Inspection Subcontractor

The Supreme Court (Appellate Division) New York addressed in a March 7th decision whether a lower court properly granted summary judgment to a subcontractor performing engineering inspection services on a highway construction...more

EPA Issued Proposed Rule to Add Hazardous Waste Aerosol Cans to Universal Wastes Regulated under RCRA

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule (pre-publication version available here) to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the category of universal wastes regulated under the...more

EPA Issues Proposal to Streamline Requirements for Hazardous Aerosol Can Wastes by Classifying and Regulating Them as “Universal...

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On March 5, 2018, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) signed a proposed rule to classify and regulate hazardous aerosol can wastes as “universal wastes” under the federal Resource...more

D.C. Circuit Revises Its 2017 Ruling on the RCRA Definition of Solid Waste, Clarifying When Recyclable Materials May Be Classified...

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) issued a ruling that revises its 2017 decision on the definition of solid waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery...more

Definition of Solid Waste/RCRA: U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit Addresses Petition for Rehearing/Challenges to 2015...

The United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (“Court”), addressed in a March 6th Opinion petitions for Panel Rehearing of a July 7, 2017 decision addressing the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act...more

Brief Report On RCRA Developments

Here’s a brief report on recent Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) developments: 1. On February 26, the Environmental Protection Agency published a Federal Register notice informing the public that it will...more

Maine DEP Proposes Updates To Hazardous Waste Rules

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

In its first comprehensive review in many years, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is proposing changes to the Hazardous Waste regulations for the identification of hazardous waste and for the “land...more

Projects and Energy Weekly Snippets

by Hogan Lovells on

New power generation exemption framework creates fresh hurdles for IPPs - Titled “Licensing Exemption and Registration Notice”, the amendment was published in the Government Gazette of 10 November 2017, and signed by...more

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from January 16 – February 15, 2018. Greetings! As we move into the new year, look for changes in this space! We will be responding to client needs and requests to include...more

Would You Please Oversee the Company’s Environmental Cleanup Program? Oh Yeah, if it Fails, You’re Personally Liable

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

After setting up new locations in Texas, N. O. Smelz, owner of Smelz Rug Cleaning, obtained a hazardous waste permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the disposal of the company’s cleaning chemicals...more

Polyurethane Processing: American Chemistry Guidelines for Management and Disposal of Hazardous Wastes

The American Chemistry Council (“ACC”) issued a guidance document titled: Guidelines for Management and Disposal of Hazardous Wastes from Polyurethane Processing (“Guidelines”) ...more

Ninth Circuit Weighs In On Circuit Split Regarding CERCLA Contribution Claims After Settlement and The Statute of Limitation

Asarco, LLC v. Atlantic Richfield Company, 866 F.3d 1108 (9th Cir. 2017). In a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) contribution case, the Ninth Circuit addressed three issues of...more

Hazardous Waste Enforcement: United States Environmental Protection Agency and Henry, Virginia Paint Manufacturer/Solvent Blender...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Blue Ridge Solvents & Coatings, Inc. (“Blue Ridge”) entered into a February 9th Consent Agreement (“CA”) addressing alleged violations of Resource Conservation and...more

Strange But True: Recent EPA and State Actions Show Breadth of Environmental Enforcement

by Williams Mullen on

A trilogy of recent federal and state enforcement actions show just how far agencies will go to enforce environmental regulations. Now may be a good time for a compliance audit....more

The Fate of the CCR Rule “is” Still in Dispute

by Williams Mullen on

In May of last year, Environmental Notes reported on the many petitions that had been filed challenging EPA’s 2015 promulgation of a final waste management rule addressing the management and disposal of coal combustion...more

Statute of Limitations for Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Property Damages Claims Clarified (And, Possibly, Extended)

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Recently the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that the statute of limitations for a property damage claim brought by a private party under Chapter 21E did not begin to run until that private party knew that the...more

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training: Environmental Crimes Case Bulletin –...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training publishes an environmental Case Crimes Bulletin (“Bulletin”) that summarizes publicized investigative activity...more

Massachusetts Highest Court Clarifies When Claims for Permanent Property Damage Under Chapter 21E Accrue

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On Jan. 19, 2018, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a decision in Grand Manor Condominium Association v. City of Lowell, 2018 WL 473078, which clarified, and some would say "changed," when a claim for...more

It’s Better to Be the Plaintiff Than the Defendant in Massachusetts Superfund Cases

In the early days of Superfund, defense lawyers used to joke that all government lawyers had the same oral argument script. It was three sentences long....more

Hazardous Waste Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Union County, Arkansas Chemical Manufacturing...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and The Chemours Company FC, LLC (“Chemours”) entered into a December 8th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of Arkansas Pollution...more

Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives Environmental Permitting Workshop: January 18th – North Little Rock, Arkansas

The Arkansas Economic Developers & Chamber Executives (“AEDCE”) is presenting an Environmental Permitting Workshop (“Workshop”) on January 18th in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The subtitle of the Workshop...more

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