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Creative Sentence For Ontario Concrete Company
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by Dianne Saxe

A Sudbury ready mix concrete company, Rainbow Concrete Industries Ltd ., pleaded guilty to one count under s. 30 of the Ontario Water Resources Act , for discharging concrete waste water into a Sudbury creek, and received a creative sentence plus a fine... Read More

West Virginia Total Maximum Daily Loads Litigation Challenging EPA
Posted on 10 Mar 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc; Sierra Club; West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, Inc; and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition have filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against U.S. EPA, Region III. The action challenges... Read More

Tags: Total , Clean , maximum , river , water , streem , EPA

City of Huntington Creates Water Quality Board Combining Wastewater, Stormwater and Flood Wall Operations
Posted on 27 Aug 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Historically, the City of Huntington, West Virginia operated three municipal services related to management of the water quality and quantity in and around City proper under separately established municipal corporate organizations: 1) the Huntington Flood... Read More

Ohio EPA Seeks Comments On US Army Corps Of Engineers’ Report
Posted on 17 Mar 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Ohio EPA is seeking public comments on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ report entitled “Influence of Open-Lake Placement of Dredged Material on Western Lake Erie Basin Harmful Algal Blooms” and the Corps’ position on open lake... Read More

Tags: Erie , dredge , algal , Clean , blooms , water , Lake

California Governor Issues Drought Emergency Proclamation for 25-Percent Urban Water Conservation
Posted on 27 Apr 2015 by Duane Morris LLP

On April 1, 2015, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. issued an Executive Order to address the significant drought conditions in the state. This Alert provides a summary of the key measures, which are effective immediately. 25-percent urban... Read More

Farms and the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA)
Posted on 16 Jun 2015 by Williams Mullen

By Jessica J.O. King Pursuant to the Clean Water Act’s Oil Spill Pollution, Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Rule (SPCC Rule) 1 , farmers and other oil storage and handling facilities are required to have an SPCC Plan to prevent oil... Read More

OECD Recommends More Tariffs and Taxes to Manage Water Risks
Posted on 4 May 2015 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson Today's financing mechanisms cannot cover the cost of upgrading old water systems, due to public budget cuts, a failure to reflect future costs in water charges and a drop in tariff revenues as city dwellers use less water. A... Read More

Drought: Water Restrictions Reach Oilsands
Posted on 16 Sep 2015 by Dianne Saxe

Unprecedented water use restrictions, due to widespread and extreme drought, are in force in western parts of the US and Canada. California is in its worst drought on record . Widespread water shortages have prompted state governor Jerry Brown to proclaim... Read More

New Report Concludes Water Will Impact Business Growth
Posted on 15 Jul 2014 by E. Lynn Grayson

A new report "Bridging Concern with Action: Are U.S. Companies Prepared for Looming Water Challenges?" by VOX Global and Pacific Institute concludes 60% of companies surveyed believe water is poised to affect business growth and profitability... Read More

2015 RELX Group Environmental Challenge Winners Announced
Posted on 28 Aug 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

According to the World Health Organisation, at least 1.8 billion people globally use a drinking-water source contaminated with faeces, and by 2025, half of the world's population will be living in water-stressed areas. 2.4 billion people still do... Read More

New Rule Clarifies Federal Government Authority to Regulate Certain Bodies of Water
Posted on 1 Jul 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Brendan K. Collins and Michael C. Duffy The final Waters of the United States rule, jointly proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last spring, was signed on May 26, 2015, and aims to clarify... Read More

Court Affirms Disclosure in NPDES Permitting Is Critical to Permit Shield
Posted on 25 Mar 2015 by Troutman Sanders

By Miranda Yost , Of Counsel, Troutman Sanders LLP A recent Sixth Circuit decision, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], on permit shield protection reinforces the importance of full disclosure to the permitting agency. The Sixth... Read More

Tags: coal , shield , Clean , permit , water

California Enacts Comprehensive Groundwater Management Legislation
Posted on 25 Nov 2014 by Duane Morris LLP

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a historic package of three bills— Senate Bill 1168 , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], Senate Bill 1319 , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], and Assembly... Read More

Water Scarcity—Important Developments
Posted on 5 May 2015 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson While much progress has been made in the U.S. to address water quality since the first Earth Day in 1970, increasingly the critical issue of the day is water quantity and specifically sufficient availability of safe water for everyone... Read More

Federal Court Preliminarily Enjoins EPA and Army Corp Waters of the United States Final Rule
Posted on 18 Sep 2015 by Duane Morris LLP

On August 27, 2015, a federal district judge in North Dakota, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], preliminarily enjoined the final rule of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army... Read More