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Top Environmental Issues Facing Automotive Suppliers in 2014
Posted on 12 Feb 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

Executive Summary Like any other part of the manufacturing sector, auto suppliers face a number of challenges complying with environmental regulatory requirements, in particular managing and monitoring development of greenhouse gas emissions limits... Read More

Preparing for Exit: Will Your Environmental Liability Disclosures Comfort a Buyer?
Posted on 24 Dec 2013 by Foley & Lardner LLP

The following post is provided by our guest author, Graham Crockford from TRC Environmental Corporation. Graham can be reached at gcrockford@trcsolutions.com . Our firm is often retained to assist companies evaluate environmental risk/liabilities during... Read More

EPA Allows New Standard for Conducting Environmental Due Diligence
Posted on 15 Sep 2013 by Babst Calland

On August 15, 2013, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposed and "direct final" rule that expands the options available to parties seeking to qualify for certain defenses to liability under Superfund and other... Read More

Professor Daniel P. Selmi on the Year in Review: Ten Environmental Law Cases from 2010
Posted on 23 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Professor Daniel Selmi, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Get the latest expert analysis on important environmental law cases from 2010. The article discusses trends over the last year in environmental and land use case law from California... Read More

EPA Eliminates the Uncertainty Over Which ATSM Standard to Use for Prospective Property Purchasers
Posted on 22 Dec 2014 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

As previously reported , the US EPA initially issued its direct final rule confirming that the new ASTM E1527-13 standard , in addition to the older ASTM E1527-05 standard, would be acceptable for prospective purchasers of real property to conduct “All... Read More

Jenner & Block: Important Environmental Compliance Considerations In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy
Posted on 13 Nov 2012 by Jenner & Block Corporate Environmental Lawyer

By Steven M. Siros, Partner, and Allison Torrence, Associate, Jenner & Block As Hurricane Sandy swept across the Eastern Seaboard, the images of its destructive power were humbling. As everyone begins to dig out from the damage caused by the... Read More

Michael Gerrard -- Commemorating 125 years of Matthew Bender
Posted on 9 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Michael B. Gerrard is General Editor of Matthew Bender's Environmental Law Practice Guide and Brownfields Law and Practice. He is also co-author of Mathew Bender's Environmental Impact Review in New York. He discusses how he became involved working... Read More

Michael Gerrard -- Commemorating 125 years of Matthew Bender
Posted on 9 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Michael B. Gerrard is General Editor of Matthew Bender's Environmental Law Practice Guide and Brownfields Law and Practice. He is also co-author of Mathew Bender's Environmental Impact Review in New York. He discusses how he became involved working... Read More

WVDEP Releases Draft Interpretive Rule on Aboveground Storage Tank Inspection, Certification, and Spill Prevention Plan Requirements
Posted on 23 Sep 2014 by Babst Calland

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has released a draft " Interpretative Rule " to implement certain inspection, certification, and spill prevention – response plan provisions of the Aboveground Storage Tank... Read More

Court Grants Summary Judgment in Maryland Square Vapor Intrusion Case
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Larry Schnapf

By Lawrence Schnapf, Principal, Schnapf LLC We have been periodically posting updates on the progress of the landmark Voggenthaler v Maryland Square, LLC vapor intrusion case from Las Vegas, Nevada. In the most recent ruling, the court granted the... Read More

EPA Releases Final Health Assessment for Tetrachloroethylene (aka Perc)
Posted on 15 Feb 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

EPA has posted its final health assessment for tetrachloroethylene (aka perc) to its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). Perc is widely used in the dry cleaning industry, although states such as California are requiring that it be phased out... Read More

Marten Law on Sackett v. EPA: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Clean Water Act Bar on Pre-Enforcement Review
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by Russell Prugh

By Russell Prugh, Associate, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Russell Prugh of Marten Law PLLC discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari in Sackett v. EPA, a Ninth Circuit decision barring defendants from... Read More

U.S. EPA and the Army Corps Finalize Much-Anticipated “Waters of the United States” Definition
Posted on 10 Jul 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

On May 27, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a highly anticipated revision to the federal definition of “waters of the United States.” By expanding... 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

High Court Agrees To Decide If CERCLA Preempts State’s Statute Of Repose
Posted on 13 Jan 2014 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], agreed to take up a case to decide if the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erred in reviving claims brought by North... Read More