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Wastewater Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and City of Mountain Pine Enter into Consent Administrative...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and City of Mountain Pine, Arkansas, (“City”) entered into an April 5th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations of a Clean Water Act...more

Water Reclamation: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Video Featuring Tyson Foods, Russellville, Arkansas

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association announced the second video in a series that they state highlights companies with exemplary performance at water reclamation facilities serving the poultry industry. The Tyson Foods...more

Clean Water Act Requires Permit for Pollution Discharges from Oyster Hatchery’s Pipes

by Perkins Coie on

The Clean Water Act requires a permit to discharge pollutants through pipes, ditches, and channels from an oyster hatchery, even though the facility would not be subject to the Act’s permitting requirements as a “concentrated...more

Wisconsin Legislation Exempting Pyrolysis/Gasification from Solid Waste Management Facility Requirements: Assembly Bill 789

The State of Wisconsin legislative bodies (House and Senate) enacted Assembly Bill 789 (“Bill”) which is described as generally exempting pyrolysis and gasification facilities from certain laws relating to solid waste storage...more

Waste Water Discharge & Disposal: 9th Circuit Clarifies Permit Obligations

by Lewitt Hackman on

Call this one a case of misdirection, but an Appellate Opinion seems to simplify matters. If anything having to do with environmental law can be considered simple....more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - March 2018 #4

Trump Prepared to Hit China with $60 Billion in Annual Tariffs - "President Trump is preparing to impose a package of $60 billion in annual tariffs against Chinese products, following through on a longtime threat that he...more

Pretreatment Enforcement: Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality and Laurel, Mississippi Facility Enter into Agreed Order

The Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality (“MCEQ”) and Howard Industries (“HI”) entered into a February 8th Agreed Order (“AO”) addressing alleged violations of a Clean Water Act pretreatment permit. See Order No....more

Arkansas Underground Injection Control Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Boone County, Arkansas School...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and Bergman Public Schools (“Bergman”) entered into a January 19th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) to address alleged violations of Arkansas Pollution Control and...more

Wastewater Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and City of Mitchellville, Arkansas Enter into Consent...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and the City of Mitchellville, Arkansas (“City”) entered into a December 5th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) alleging violations of the Clean Water Act National...more

Wastewater Disposal for Craft Brewers

by Bowditch & Dewey on

Last month, a local brewery was informed by the Water & Sewer Commission in its town that its wastewater contained more pollutants than was originally anticipated. Then last week, news broke that the brewery and the...more

Overflows/Wastewater Enforcement: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Dyersburg, Tennessee Enter into Consent...

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (“TDEC”) and the City of Dyersburg, Tennessee (“City”) entered into an October 9th Consent Agreement and Assessment (“CAA”) addressing alleged violations involving...more

U.S. EPA Environmental Appeals Board: Fairhaven, Massachusetts Petition Challenging NPDES Permit Nitrogen Limit

The Town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts (“Fairhaven”) filed an October 27th Petition for Review before the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Environmental Appeals Board (“EAB”). Fairhaven is challenging...more

Wastewater Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Faulkner County, Arkansas Wastewater Treatment Facility...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and Waste Water Management, Inc. (“WWMI”) entered into a Consent Administrative Order (‘CAO”) addressing alleged violations of a Clean Water Act National Pollution...more

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association: Tyson Foods Scranton, Arkansas Facility Wins Clean Water Award (Full Treatment Category)

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (“Association”) announced in a September 21st news release that Tyson Foods River Valley Animal Foods (“Tyson”) in Scranton, Arkansas was a recipient of the 2017 Clean Water Award....more

U.S. EPA Environmental Appeals Board Petition for Review: Land & Cattle Company August 22nd Challenge to New Mexico City/Village's...

The Rio Hondo Land & Cattle Company (“Rio Hondo”) filed an August 22nd Petition for Review (“Petition”) before the United States Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Appeals Board challenging certain terms and...more

EPA Adopts the Dental Amalgam Rules

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In another rule aimed at small business, the EPA has just issued a rule for Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category. The rule will add more federal compliance costs to already...more

OECD Claims Urgent Research Needed into Risks from Nanomaterials in Household Waste

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

According to a February 22, 2016, press release from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an OECD report states that “[u]rgent research is needed to assess the possible risks to human health and...more

Washington State Court Affirms $155M Jury Award Against Contractor and Surety Stemming from Claim of Default Due to Delayed...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

King County v. Vinci Construction Grands Projects/Parsons RCI/Frontier-Kemper, JV, 2015 Wash. App. LEXIS 2735 (Nov. 9, 2015) - The Court of Appeals of Washington recently decided King County v. Vinci Construction...more

Differing Site Condition Defense Rejected

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The Court of Appeals of Washington recently decided King County v. Vinci Construction Grands Projects/Parsons RCI/Frontier-Kemper, JV, a dispute between a joint venture contractor (the Contractor) and King County, Washington...more

OECD Working Party on Resource Productivity and Waste Posts Documents Concerning Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently posted four reflection papers that discuss the possible release of nanomaterials from waste treatment operations and a literature review on four...more

EPA Enforcement Initiative

by Williams Mullen on

EPA is currently pursuing six National Enforcement Initiatives. One of these initiatives is entitled, “Keeping Raw Sewage and Contaminated Stormwater Out of Our Nation’s Waters.” Over the past three years, civil penalties...more

We All Scream for . . . Energy?: Turning Ice Cream Products into Energy

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

While the best solution to our garbage problem may be to make less stuff, what’s the most appropriate way to manage what’s left? Reverse distribution of food, electronic and plastic waste consumes local governments and...more

Interaction between on-demand bonds and the underlying contract revisited by the English High Court

by Reed Smith on

Introduction - From our previous alerts, which can be found here and here, we know that bonds and guarantees are complex instruments, the consequences of which depend not on what they are called, but their terms, the...more

Troubles for Town’s Wind Turbine

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

In the long-running dispute between the Town of Falmouth and the neighbors to the Town’s wind turbine that powers the municipal wastewater treatment facility (WWTF), score one for the neighbors. ...more

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Fifth Circuit Holds the Word “Replace” in Easement Grant is Ambiguous

by Locke Lord LLP on

Neither the courts of Texas nor Louisiana have directly addressed the meaning of the word “replace” in the context of a pipeline easement and, in particular, whether replacement requires the removal of the old pipeline or...more

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