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Jenner & Block: EPA Issues New NEPA Mapping Tool
Posted on 26 Apr 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block EPA has issued a new online mapping tool, NEPAssist, to assist federal agencies in evaluating possible NEPA environmental review obligations. NEPAssist is one of five pilot projects selected by the White... Read More

Jenner & Block: New Litigation Filed Over Spent Lead Ammunition On Public Lands
Posted on 5 Oct 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club and the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council have filed a complaint against the U.S. Forest Service to limit the disposal of spent lead ammunition. Filed... Read More

Jenner & Block: Army Corps Proposes New Controls To Protect Great Lakes From Evasive Aquatic Species
Posted on 6 Feb 2013 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson , Partner, Jenner & Block The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently released an updated list of controls it has identified for preventing the transfer of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) between the Great Lakes and the... Read More

WHO Announces Second Meeting On Global Collaboration In Chemical Risk Assessment
Posted on 23 Jan 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced its second meeting focused on strengthening global collaboration in chemical risk assessment to be held 29-30 March 2012 in Bonn, Germany. The first... Read More

World Health Organization (WHO) Issues Life Stage Guidance for Risk Assessment
Posted on 9 Jan 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block According to WHO, a significant challenge exists with monitoring and assessing individual and population level exposure and risk to environmental chemicals associated with how to consider age and life... Read More

EPA Plans To Amend RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Regulations
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block EPA recently announced plans to amend certain hazardous waste regulations under RCRA at 40 C.F.R. Parts 261-265 in its Action Initiation List. According to EPA, the focus will be to streamline these... 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

Jenner & Block: New EPCRA Tier I and Tier II Updates
Posted on 27 Aug 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block EPA has proposed changes to EPCRA Section 312 Tier I and Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms required under 40 CFR Part 370. The new rules become effective January 1, 2014. The... Read More

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

New USGS Report Finds Wells Contaminated
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block According to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey, Trace Elements and Radon in Groundwater Across the United States, 1992-2003 , about 20% of untreated water samples from public, private and monitoring... Read More

EPA Releases DMR Pollutant Loading Tool
Posted on 2 Feb 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block EPA recently released the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool designed to help individuals determine who is discharging, what pollutants they are discharging and how much, and where... Read More

Jenner & Block: National Research Council Updates Contaminated Groundwater Sites Report
Posted on 29 Nov 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block At least 126,000 sites across the U.S. have contaminated groundwater that requires remediation, and about 10 percent of these sites are considered "complex," meaning restoration is unlikely... Read More

Jenner & Block: New Water Scarcity Mapping Tool
Posted on 29 Jul 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The World Resources Institute recently released its Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas (Atlas) to help companies identify water-related risks. The Atlas is a tool that provides geographical and sector-specific... Read More

Jenner & Block: You Are Drinking What? Reuse Of Municipal Wastewater
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The Wall Street Journal has reported that about 60% of the U.S. is now living through drought conditions and half of all counties have been declared disaster areas. Drastic situations call for drastic... Read More

Another U.S. Supreme Court Water Challenge Case
Posted on 20 Aug 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The Colorado River Water transfer pacts are at issue again in a new petition for review recently filed. In Cuatro Del Mar v. Imperial Irrigation District , U.S., No. 12-53, 7/11/12, Cuatro Del Mar, a... Read More