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Jenner & Block: New MOU Between EPA And Kentucky
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson , Partner, Jenner & Bloc EPA Region 4 and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (KYDEP) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support and strengthen efforts to achieve cleanups... Read More

Waste Board Amends VRP Regulations: What’s Changed?
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Williams Mullen

BY: CHANNING J. MARTIN The Virginia Waste Management Board has amended the Virginia Voluntary Remediation Program (“VRP”) regulations. The amended regulations – known as Amendment 2 – went into effect on January 29, 2014 [ enhanced... Read More

Jenner & Block: U.S. EPA Issues Revised Guidance On The Use Of Institutional Controls At Contaminated Sites
Posted on 8 Jan 2013 by Steven M. Siros

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, Jenner & Block U.S. EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response ("OSWER") recently issued revised guidance relating to the use of institutional controls at Superfunds sites and other contaminated... Read More

EPA Formally Recognizes ASTM E1527-13 as Compliant with CERCLA's All Appropriate Inquiry Rule
Posted on 25 Feb 2014 by GreenbergTraurig

By Kyle R. Johnson The U.S. EPA has formally recognized a new standard (ASTM Standard E1527-13) to demonstrate compliance with the All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) Rule when conducting Phase I environmental site assessments. The new Standard is the... Read More

Jenner & Block: New EPA Guidance On Institutional Controls
Posted on 14 Jan 2013 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson , Partner, Jenner & Block EPA has released guidance on the use of institutional controls at CERCLA, RCRA and UST sites. The guidance titled Institutional Controls: A Guide to Planning, Implementing, Maintaining and Enforcing... Read More

West Virginia Gets Serious About Liability Barriers To Brownfield Revitalization
Posted on 2 Aug 2013 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer West Virginia is getting serious about brownfield revitalization in a way no Canadian jurisdiction has done. In April, they adopted a West Virginia Land Stewardship Corporation Act , to come into effect... Read More

Pepper Hamilton Client Alert: Fourth Circuit Brownfields Decision Stops Short of Worst-Case Outcome
Posted on 30 May 2013 by Pepper Hamilton Environmental Law Practice Group

By Jane C. Luxton and Todd C. Fracassi, Partners, Pepper Hamilton LLP In a closely watched Superfund case decided April 4, 2013, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals interpreted the scope of landowner liability protections Congress put in place in 2002... Read More

Significant Change to EPA’s 'All Appropriate Inquiry' Rule
Posted on 15 Oct 2014 by Pepper Hamilton Environmental Law Practice Group

Performing a Phase I environmental site assessment has long been a routine, but integral part of the environmental due diligence in any transaction involving the acquisition of an interest in commercial and industrial real property. Perhaps the most important... Read More